Mississauga is a great place to call home, but what does the concept of ‘home’ really mean? This is the what the iAM Project sets out to explore. It’s an exhibition on now at the Bradley Museum, but only until April 16th. The Panoramic Properties blog team wants to give you the lowdown on this very special project before it’s gone.
Take the opportunity to engage in a storytelling experience. This story is told both through audio recordings and still images that were created by newcomer youth. The iAM Project focuses on exploring the concept of ‘home’ with the hope of opening up a dialogue on human rights stories as told through art.
The iAM Project was put on by JAYU (JAYU Festival Inc), a registered charity. JAYU means freedom in Korean (자유). They use art to empower communities and provide a platform for people to share their human rights stories to help create positive social change. For this project, JAYU collaborated with 19 Toronto-based artists who served as mentors to 25 newcomer youth from Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Through mobile photography workshops and creating a safe space to explore and express ideas, the artistic skill of the youth began to develop as did the trust among them.
The iAM Project has been on tour throughout southern Ontario since August of last year and Mississauga’s Bradley Museum is the final stop. The museum is located at 1620 Orr Road which is about a 15 minute drive from either 45 Paisley Boulevard or 2200 Sherobee Road. This is a free event that is open to the public Thursday to Sunday, from noon to 4 pm and Monday to Wednesday by appointment. For more information contact email@example.com or call 905-615-4860. While at the Bradley Museum, you can share your own story of home and what it means to you with their interactive video booth at Anchorage House.