Part installation, part outdoor classroom, part food sharing ceremony; Wild City is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary project that will animate the Evergreen Brick Works as both an historic and contemporary hub of ethno- and bio-diversity.
Over the course of three weeks in June, visitors will experience interactive artworks and workshops that educate them about the wildlife and cultures native to the Don River Valley while extending Evergreen’s mission of placemaking by illuminating the 5,000 year history of the basin and connecting its stories to the diverse, urban landscape that surrounds it today.
This project is supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.
Part of Subtle Technologies v.20: Food, Farms & Future Ecologies, May 10 to June 25.
An interactive installation of plants that viewers can “play”, creating layered soundscapes of songs and chants.
A series of culinary workshops where participants interact with telepresent guest chefs, artists and activists from indigenous communities around Ontario to cook dishes involving wild rice and maple syrup while learning their historical and cultural significance.
Guided tours along the trails of the Don River Valley that will educate participants about how to identify native plants for cooking and medicine while they gain insight into the indigenous histories of the river basin through the First Story Toronto mobile app.
More about Subtle Technologies
Subtle Technologies is an annual program providing a public platform for conversation and community building at the subtle intersections of art, science and technology.
Founded in 1998 and built upon a sharing ethos amongst the arts, sciences and technology, Subtle Technologies serves diverse audiences, creators, technologists and social innovators. Our annual festival and special projects direct public attention to emergent practices while cultivating dedicated audiences and committed local, national and international contributors who share values of generosity and curiosity. The festival partners with individuals, community organizations and cultural institutions in the spirit of collaboration and experimentation.
More about the festival
The Subtle Technologies Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary by exploring the radical potential of hybrid frameworks for art, science and technology to redefine our understanding of agriculture and the interdependence of life on our planet.
Through a multi-venue and multidisciplinary six-week program of events, festivalgoers will engage with artworks and dialogue-based educational experiences that present a multiplicity of approaches to land-use and cultivation in the context of Canada’s sesquicentennial and a conscious progression toward a future grounded in equity, diversity and inclusivity. Central to this program are the voices and perspectives of aboriginal artists and community leaders who will guide discussions on themes of interdependence and ecology.
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8
This event is wheelchair-accessible.