Museum of Neighbourhood Anthropology
August 14 – October 9, 2018
Museum of Neighbourhood Anthropology is an participatory pop up museum that asks the inhabitants of South Etobicoke to adopt the lens of an urban anthropologist, exploring their surroundings to discover, collect, interpret and display objects that tell stories about the unique social, cultural, environmental or political issues that impact the neighbourhood.
What objects, textures, smells, images, sounds can be used to represent something important or essential about the area? We’re calling on the community to help collect and interpret items to display in this collaborative museum that tells stories about the neighbourhood through the lens of its inhabitants.
This temporary collection of community artifacts will be used to help inform a new socially engaged project model Lakeshore Arts is launching that invites artists to collaborate with community members on exhibitions examining social issues identified by people in the neighbourhood.