Check out some of the activities we’ve been having at our Pop-up Creativity Centre. Don’t forget to join us for our Closing Ceremony this Thursday! Big thanks to our photographers Ali Shaikh and Sonia Urooj!
On November 3rd, Diasporic Genius hosted a drumming workshop at our Creativity Centre! Check out some of the pictures and the poster below. The drumming workshop was the first of many creativity circles that we will be hosting in the coming months. Stay tuned for more great events like this!
On October 20, 2012 Diasporic Genius celebrated its first Harvest Festival in the Creativity Centre in Thorncliffe Park. This unique festival celebrated the cultural and personal experiences of a stunningly diverse array of residents through the creation and sharing of food, music, arts and storytelling!Read more →
Jennifer Keesmaat, City of Toronto’s new chief planner, writes about our cities in the Globe and Mail
While some may argue that the issues Toronto faces as a city are insurmountable, and therefore planning is an impossible task, I believe this is the best possible moment, both locally and nationally, to engage in [...]Read more →
In September, 2011, after many months of planning, development, ally building and seed fund-raising, Diasporic Genius launched into the world!
Since that time we have made significant strides forward in all of our program areas. This is a report on the highlights of our first 10 months’ work. The Fall of last year focused on [...]Read more →
On June 8, 2012 Diasporic Genius joined Thorncliffe Park’s Annual Neighbours Night Out/Open Streets Festival. Our main event featured the painting of a large, beautiful canvas painted by community members that reflected the history, experience of residents, and future of Thorncliffe Park. Coordinated by Toronto professional muralist, Maureen Walton, residents were invited to shape the eventual [...]Read more →
Diasporic Genius joined Thorncliffe Park’s Annual Neighbour’s Night Out / Open Streets Festival Sunday July 8, 2012 adding a creative touch of the arts to the community’s event, known for its food, vendors, music, and family friendly evening.
Focusing on creating a creative community in Thorncliffe Park, presented participative events including arts and [...]Read more →
On Saturday June 2, Diasporic Genius celebrated the first annual Thorncliffe Park “Festival of Story”.
The Festival of Story was a community celebration grounded in the personal stories of local residents. The program at R.V. Burgess Park included story circles, traditional storytelling, craftmaking for all ages, a community parade and a live band with live performances with [...]Read more →
As I was sitting in the office, working away here at Diasporic Genius, something occurred to me, it was my last day here at DG in an official capacity and my internship was coming to an end. So, it seemed fitting that I write a blog post reflecting on my experience working here.
First and [...]Read more →
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