Presented by Way Past Kennedy Road & Platform A, Be My Habibi is a community conversation on place-making and surveillance facilitated by curators Jessica Kirk and Mitra Fakhrashrafi of Way Past Kennedy Road. As part of the Margin of Eras Gallery's current group exhibit, Habibiz, this conversation is a guided discussion that will bridge curatorial, artistic, and audience perspectives. In addition to this talk, Way Past Kennedy Road will lead a hands-on workshop involving, button making, writing, and a variety of prompts to generate ideas and conversations through creative exploration.
A Talks is a series of roaming salons that gather creatives of all types who are innovating how we make, see, and engage in the arts.
Curator’s Talk + Free Button Making | February 14th from 4pm - 7pm
Curator Talks | 4pm + 6pm (two sessions)
Button-Making Workshop | 5pm - 6pm
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Be My Habibi is part of the programming for HABIBIZ, a group exhibit by Way Past Kennedy Road taking up Toronto’s Shisha Ban to consider what it means to illegalize already hypersurveilled spaces and extending a conversation on radical traditions of placemaking across the GTA.
Way Past Kennedy Road is a collective of multidisciplinary emerging artists based in Scarborough and other rejected but resilient corners of the GTA. We build spaces for ourselves both online and offline, and use art as a means of resisting the borders, boundaries, and (un)belongings that define each of our lives and our work in distinct ways.