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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Culture Days @ TPL: Collaborative Textile Landscapes

Craft Design Fibre & textile arts Library Visual arts
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Toronto Public Library - Runnymede Branch

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Kat will facilitate a collaborative textile project, inviting participants to create representations of themselves in the form of trees made out of wire, yarn and fabric. As the trees are incorporated into a shared landscape, they enter in a dialogue with the land and its past, present and future inhabitants. Roots and branches bring to mind generational histories, and invite questions such as ”What does it mean to be transplanted to a land away from your ancestors? Who is being displaced so we can thrive?” As participants witness the forest expand and change, they will explore the idea of community and what it means to be included: How do we ensure that we thrive, if we have unique strengths and needs? Can we rely on others around us to help? Are we competing or collaborating? Growing together or apart? What does it mean to be resilient?

The majority of the materials used in this workshop will be reclaimed (i.e.diverted from the landfill), demonstrating how we can care for our planet by reducing waste.

This program is produced by Ontario Culture Days in partnership with Toronto Public Library.



Kat Singer

Kat Singer is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, activist and educator, whose work spans an ever-expanding range of media including photography, street art, painting, textile, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and performance. Kat is passionate about sustainability and creative reuse, and work predominantly with recycled materials. Their work has been shown at a range of venues and events, including the Scotiabank Contact Festival, Textile Museum of Canada, and Rendezvous With Madness Festival. Kat speaks at conferences, facilitates art-making sessions, and collaborates with arts-based initiatives that help build community and empower individuals living on the margins. Community projects such as Culture Days @ the Library provide Kat with opportunities to advocate for more diverse representation within the arts.


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