Public Art Walk: North of North Street
In 1917, Halifax was a divided city, shaped by racial segregation, class distinctions, and differences in religious affiliations. One hundred years later, how much has changed? Walk with NiS+TS in this part of the city, to discover how the work of repairing, uniting, and building communities continues.
Corner of Barrington and Richmond Streets, Halifax
This walk is one of many events in the series:
Walking the Debris Field: Public Geographies of the Halifax Explosion
Narratives in Space + Time Society
The Halifax Explosion reverberates as a definitive historic moment around which themes of destruction, reconstruction, urbanism, and community continue to circulate. From 2014 through 2017, as the centenary of the Explosion approaches, Narratives in Space + Time Society (NiS+TS) has presented a number of public walking events designed to explore the ways in which the disaster, the ensuing relief efforts, and the reconstruction continue to shape the diverse experiences and understandings of this city.
Founded in 2012 and based in Halifax and Dartmouth, NiS+TS is an interdisciplinary creative research group that promotes walking and the use of mobile media by artists and members of the public. The group’s projects are situated in spaces that are often overlooked, disused, or vacant. Participants use walking, talking, and making objects in combination with technologies such as GPS, smartphones, and mobility tracking devices to conduct interactive explorations of locations and subjects.
Utilizing research methods such as psychogeography, an experiential approach to drifting through urban space devised by the French theorist Guy Debord, and creation models that emphasize interdisciplinary collaborations, the exhibition features new projects created by NiS+TS to mark the Halifax Explosion’s 100th commemoration.
During the course of the exhibition, the Dalhousie Art Gallery and NiS+TS will be presenting a number of events, which are free to the public.
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