Reflect on the history of Chinese Canadians as well as the formation of Chinatown in Toronto.
Join artist and professor, Morris Lum, and Chinese Canadian archivist, June Chow, from the Toronto Public Library's Chinese Canadian Archive in uncovering the history and contributions of the Chinese Canadian community.
Participants of this workshop will be exposed to the inner workings of the archive and will have the opportunity to reflect on the history of Chinese Canadians as well as the formation of Chinatown in Toronto.
Registration is available until February 8th or until spots are full.
Morris Lum, (b. 1983, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) is a Toronto-based photographer and artist whose work explores the hybrid identities of the Chinese Canadian community and the transformation of Chinatowns across the North America through photography, documentary practices and archival materials. Lum’s work has been exhibited and screened across Canada, and the United States and has received numerous accolades including CONTACT Photography Festival Burtynsky Grant (2023) and the A&E Short Filmmakers Award (2010). Lum hold a Masters of Fina Arts in Documentary Media from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) and is an Assistant Professor in the Visual Studies department in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.