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Safety Strategies: Space, Gender and the City

Safety Map (detail), Cynthia Hammond, 2010

Collaborative art project workshops led by Cynthia Hammond and Caroline Alexander

What are the personal, spatial, and performative strategies of finding safety in the city? In two workshops, women, self-identified women, and LGBTQ individuals will create “memory maps” – subjective drawings based on personal experience and spatial memory. These drawings help explore and visualize the embodied knowledge of gendered urban risk and safety. Participants’ drawings and reflections on the process will be exhibited at Studio XX in February 2017.

Please note that only the workshop on October 23rd is accessible to those with limited mobility. For more information and registration for either workshop please register at Studio XX or on Facebook.

Organized by Caroline Alexander and Cynthia Hammond, in association with Studio XX and the Department of Art History, Concordia University

Cynthia Hammond

Caroline Alexander


October 22, 2016
2-4 pm
Studio XX
4001 Rue Berri, Suite 201

October 23, 2016
2-4 pm
Engineering-Visual Arts Building, 3rd Floor, EV 3.760
Concordia University
515 Ste-Catherine St. W
(accessible to those with limited mobility)

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