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APPLICATIONS DUE ASAP

NO PLACE, LIKE HOME (OF OTHER SPACES)


LOOKING FOR:

Videographer
Photographer
Interviewer
Data Collection
Exhibition Planner
Curator(s)
Translators

PROJECT BRIEF:

Canada often boasts itself as a “cultural mosaic” -- a city of limitless cultural identities, all of which are valued and uplifted as part of the Canadian identity. Through our research, we look to open up honest and realistic conversation around the experiences of immigrant and refugee families, and how they compare to the narratives of Canada’s “cultural mosaic”.

This exhibition will focus on immigrant and refugee ethnic enclaves in Calgary that have grown and developed over the years, where communities have built infrastructures intended to feel more like their home country (such as Chinatown, Little Saigon, International Ave., etc.). The purpose is to discover whether these communities are neglected or oversimplified in the eyes of policy, governance, investment; or whether Canada is living up to its reputation and successfully developing a strong collective identity. Through mediums such as photography, video, physical artifacts, as well as policy and urban analysis, we will develop an exhibit to try to understand the complexity of these communities and highlight the positives and negatives of coming to Canada (Calgary).

We will utilize photography and video as methods of formal documentation, and facilitate the creation of physical artifacts guided by immigrant and refugee communities in Calgary. These outcomes will culminate into an exhibition that not only highlights what is not often seen or understood in our city, but will take form in a way that proposes alternative methods of display appropriate for this subject matter. This exhibition is intended to be a way of understanding the methods immigrants and refugees use to strengthen their cultural identity within their new homes in Canada while also unpacking the role of policy in their experiences.

COMMITMENT: 5-10 HRS/WEEK (varies on project stage)

SEND US AN EMAIL (AEDE@UCALGARY.CA) STATING YOUR INTEREST!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your passions in a statement of interest, along with the role you’d like to participate in! Resume and/or portfolio is optional. Experience not required!