Project Leads: Philip Monk & Emelie Chhangur
Migrating the Margins: Uploading the Toronto of Tomorrow is a hybrid exhibition-conference examining the future look of the city as imagined by artists of immigrant families who grew up in the suburbs. Not about the suburbs, it is an examination of aesthetic practices developing there. Decades of migration to the suburbs is now beginning to shape the discourse and aesthetics of Toronto’s future, based as it is on the idea of cultural mixture that a mixed population eventually brings about. The margins are not migrating to the centre, to downtown, that is; its artists are becoming central to the debate on what the cultural future of Toronto is.