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

Status: Ongoing
Start Date: April 1, 2016
Theme: Global Inequalities

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

Early Researcher Award, Ministry of Research and Innovation

The PI has been awarded $100,000 in funding under the Ontario government’s Early Researcher Awards program. The five-year study explores collective experiences of belonging and displacement among queer and trans Black people, Indigenous people and people of colour (QTBIPOC) who live, work or play in Toronto. Using digital maps, the study sheds light on alternative forms of taking space and making space that are currently emerging in QTBIPOC communities. The project is being designed and conducted collaboratively with three FES grad students, Rio Rodriguez, whose MES major portfolio is a QTBIPOC mapping project on the Toronto gay Village and the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Syrus Marcus Ware, who is doing a PhD on disability arts, and Alvis Choi, whose MES major portfolio is on queer of colour performance, as well as Ghaida Moussa, who is doing a PhD on disability justice in Social and Political Thought.