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“We’re planting a seed in hopes that people who interact feel inspired to take up more space, to create art, to integrate healing into spaces where they didn’t think it was possible, to really explore what it means to go through a reclamation process,” said TJ Banate, one of the six young artists-in-residence involved in “Queering Place.”
The public art project invites guests to walk through an installation at Garrison Commons in Toronto’s Fort York beginning on OctThe type of care we should be providing.. 5 and explore what it means to make a space — in this case, one deeply connected to the country’s colonial underpinnings — visibly queer.
“In a wayquotation_mark, this project is also trying to bring healing to a space that historically can seem very problematic and bring up a lot of pain for people because of what it symbolizes,” said Bert Whitecrow, another of the members of the all-queer collective.
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