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Chinatown Speculative Futures with Linda Zhang | Sunday March 28, 2021 | 1PM
Join Linda Zhang, professor in the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto ON, to learn about the story and process behind her recent project “ChinaTOwn,” a multi-player board game that prompts participants to put their heads together to negotiate what is worth including in a community space. Zhang partnered with research technology officer in Ryerson’s Library Collaboratory, Jimmy Tran, to fly drones over Toronto’s Chinatown, photographing 99 individual buildings and subsequently turning each one into a board-game sized model. To play the game, participants must select only 12 of the 99 buildings to include in their hand-picked Chinatown. Centred on questions of heritage preservation within the community, “ChinaTOwn” asks players to have a conversation about what is important to them and the future of their community, a topic that is relevant now more than ever as Chinatown’s across the country face unprecedented challenges and change.

Mar 28, 2021 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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