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Taking Space, Making Space: Digital Maps by Queers of Colour in Toronto

Taking Space, Making Space: Digital Maps by Queers of Colour in Toronto

The PI has been awarded funding under the Ontario government’s Early Researcher Awards program. The five-year study explores collective experiences of belonging and displacement among queer and trans Black people, Indigenous people and people of colour (QTBIPOC) who live, work or play in Toronto. Using digital maps, the study sheds light on alternative forms of taking space and making space that are currently emerging in QTBIPOC communities. The project is being designed and conducted collaboratively with three FES graduate students, Rio Rodriguez, whose MES major portfolio is a QTBIPOC mapping project on the Toronto gay Village and the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Syrus Marcus Ware, who is doing a PhD on disability arts; and Alvis Choi, whose MES major portfolio is on queer of colour performance, as well as Ghaida Moussa, who is doing a PhD on disability justice in Social and Political Thought. Funding: Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science/Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade $100,000.

Researcher: Jin Haritaworn

Project Theme: Global Inequalities

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