Taking Space, Making Space: Digital Maps by Queers of Colour in Toronto

Taking Space, Making Space: Digital Maps by Queers of Colour in Toronto

 Funder: Ontario Research Fund Early Researcher Award (ERA)

PI: Dr. Jin Haritaworn

The study explores collective experiences of belonging and displacement among non-heterosexual people of colour who live, work or play in the gay Village or Toronto west end. Using digital maps, it sheds light on alternative forms of taking space and making space that are currently emerging in queer of colour communities. The project aims to give individuals who are marginalized in dominant maps opportunities to represent their own sense of the urban environments that surround them, and to produce alternative forms of placemaking that have the potential to inform wider conversations about just and sustainable ways of sharing space.

Visit the Marvellous Grounds project website

Publications:

Marvellous Grounds: Queer of Colour Histories of Toronto book (2018) Edited by Jin Haritaworn, Ghaida Moussa, and Syrus Marcus Ware

Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto book (2018) Edited by Jin Haritaworn, Ghaida Moussa, and Syrus Marcus Ware, with Río Rodríguez