Events | MemorySpace Exhibition

Through October 7th – Atwater Library (1200 ave. Atwater) – FREE

MemorySpace: Private Memories, Public Histories is a multimedia exhibition produced and curated with seniors, in collaboration with Concordia University’s Mobile Media Lab, and the Atwater Library and Computer Centre. From September 20th through October 7th, the windows the Atwater Library’s historic building will light up with dramatic, large-scale projections of photographs reflecting life stories and neighbourhood experiences.

The current exhibition phase is the third in this art project. In the first stage of the project, elders participated in a series of workshops, held at the Atwater Library, where they learned to scan and preserve photographic images. In the second phase of the project, participants were invited back to engage in a collaborative process.The project aims to ask questions about space, neighbourhoods, cities, and the intersections of public and private space. How do we remember and commemorate the history of a neighborhood? How might the personal memories of a location, captured in the home or family photograph, intersect with public place?