A Rolling Neighbourhood Survey Reading

Mon Oct 21, 2013 - 7:00 pm - Mon Oct 21, 2013 - 9:00 pm @ Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas St W, Program Room #4
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On the occasion of the ongoing collaboration between "Chinatown Community Think Tank" (CCTT) and "Model Minority" (MM) research series, we invite you to A Rolling Neighbourhood Survey Reading on the evening of Monday October 21, from 7-9pm. Join us to extend the survey action we made in, through and about the boundaries separating the neighbourhoods of Chinatown, Alexandra Park and Kensington. The event is presented by Toronto based arts organization, Gendai and Whippersnapper Gallery.

In July 2013, Alvis Choi, Maggie Flynn, Chris Lee, Manolo Lugo and Maiko Tanaka started conversations about Chinatown, Alexandra Park and Kensington as three distinct neighbourhoods. We asked 30+ pedestrians/business owners who live, work or were passing through the cross sections of these neighbourhoods, a series of brief questions. Their responses ranged from predictable to unexpected, affirmative and imaginative, racist and critical.

These are the questions we asked:
1. Where are we right now?
2. Where do you live?
3. Where do you feel you belong?
4. Is Chinatown shrinking or expanding?
5. Who lives here?
6. Is this a residential neighbourhood?
7. What is the relationship between Chinatown, Kensington Market and Alexandra Park?

and a final bonus question:
8. What question would you like to ask people about the three neighbourhoods?

We are inviting you to bring your background, work and expertise and read the survey "results" with us to deconstruct the survey action that we did and open new questions. The questions we come up with at the reading will roll into a new survey that will be redistributed into new formats and places.

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