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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

Principal Investigator: Jinthana Haritaworn.

Funding: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

Term: 2015-2021.

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 EUC 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.

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