Still/ed Here is coming to London for Newcomer Day! Join me on Oct 10, 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Central Branch of the London Public Library where you can add your story of displacement, hear the stories of others and interact with the Augmented Reality installation. On the Margin of History poetry film will be showing within the exhibition.
Still/ed Here is a story of displacement, told by many voices. We all have a story of displacement to share as it has affected ourselves, our family, our culture, our community, our ancestors. Canada and our world have been shaped by the movements of people over time. “I am still here” can be a statement of survival or resistance. “I am stilled here” can mean I have come here and have found a place of peace and belonging. Or, it can mean that I have been stopped here by force. Today, many people are forcibly displaced in our world, both within and without Canada.
By sharing our individual stories, together we can tell the collective story of displacement as it has shaped our world.
The Augmented Reality installation uses the technology of Lifeprint to bring still images to life as brief fragments of video. Within this 15 seconds of video, powerful stories of displacement are shared. Come and hear the stories we have gathered so far — from participants in Vancouver, Copenhagen, and Novi Sad, Serbia. Add your voice. Help us tell the whole story.