Special thanks to live performers of BlackGrange: Udbi Ali, David Lewis-Peart, Maandeeq Mohamed, Karla Nicholls, Karen Turner, and Lee Turner. The live version of BlackGrange was commissioned by WalkingLab for Indelible Refusal: Bodies, Performances, and Walking Resistance. The performance took place March 3rd, 2018.

 

From the perspective of a fictional time traveler, BlackGrange is a self-guided walking tour that rethinks and re-imagines the present by illuminating histories of the African Diaspora in Toronto’s Grange neighbourhood.

To begin your walking experience, have this project page ready on a mobile device, and begin at University College (27 King’s College Circle). To start, simply click on each location’s image to begin the audio. Follow the map’s instructions to navigate the BlackGrange.

Composer/Sound Engineer –  Ravi Naimpally
Singer –  Quisha Wint
Voices – Camille Turner and Alvin Luong
Photographer – Jalani Morgan

Citations and resources for BlackGrange can be found here.