June 29, 2019
Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood, 4170 Riverwood Park Ln, Mississauga, ON
Exploring the complex histories of agrarian settlement in Ontario, an artist project by sean procyk invites local publics to work with him to reimagine the function of the traditional timber barn. Reflecting on how settlement and settler-colonialism have paved the way for regimes of land use that lead to disturbance-based ecologies, this program pulls resource management, environmental education, and suburban identity into conversation with each other. The central program activity will involve collectively assembling a pop-up presentation and learning space using reclaimed barn timbers. Following the assembly of the learning space, sean procyk will be in conversation with Matthew Wilkinson, historian at Heritage Mississauga, about regional environmental histories, agriculture, and settler-colonialism.
Participants are advised to dress appropriately for outdoor, physical activity.
Participants may also choose to take part without engaging in assembly process.
Water refills, shade, seating, and refreshments will be available, and this event will run rain-or-shine. Visual Arts Mississauga is wheelchair-accessible, and has single-gender accessible washrooms.
Parking is available on-site, though often busy on weekends — follow signs to Chappell House parking, or Lower lot, for additional options.
The site is served by public transit via MiWay’s 26 Burnhamthorpe bus, and can be accessed by bicycle via the Burnhamthorpe and Culham Trails.