Free event during Thursday All Access Evening
6-7:30 pm (3rd floor)
Maximum tour capacity: 30 people
Join us at your AGA for this special edition Community Tour of From Here, Convening Place. The Community Tour series presents visitors with unique perspectives on the stories and history told in the exhibition.
This evening we are thrilled to welcome Chinese community advocates Kathryn Lennon and Shawn Tse to lead a Community Tour in conjunction with the exhibition From Here, Convening Place. For this extended Community Tour we will begin in the AGA’s Manning Hall and then embark on a walking tour of the neighbouring Chinatown South area. Please wear appropriate footwear. Tour will go ahead rain or shine except in extreme weather conditions.
Kathryn 君妍 Lennon is a culturally curious poet and organizer, born and raised in Edmonton—Treaty 6 Territory. She has collaborated on multiple projects that engage with Edmonton’s Chinatown, including walking tours, night markets and the 2016 Chinatown conference that brought together Chinatown delegates from Canada and the United States. She has worked as an urban planner focused on placemaking and food systems planning, and a public engagement advisor for the City of Edmonton.
Shawn Tse 謝兆龍 is an amiskwacîwâskahikan/Edmonton based artist, filmmaker and educator. He is the Director of Figure 一, 二, 三, 六, 八 a community arts project using Chinese ink paintings and film to highlight the historical and cultural impacts of Edmonton's ever-changing Chinatown.