Qirou Yang and Sahar Askary Hemmat

Qirou Yang
Sahar Askary Hemmat

About the Program

Sensing Alienation, explores how traditional buildings in Chinatown have been torn down and modern condos are taking over. During this multi-phased project, Qirou and Sahar will offer disposable cameras to Chinatown residents to document their thoughts in photographs. They will then conduct video interviews with Chinatown everyday workers that reveal their thoughts on the gentrification phenomenon in Chinatown. The stories and memorabilia collected will be showcased in a video displayed on loop at the Toronto Reference Library, followed by a closing event with an artist talk on October 13th.

These programs would not be possible without the support of the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Toronto Arts Council.

The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund is a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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