Pop-up studio embraces South Asian culture
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CBC Manitoba has ‘popped up’ in Garden City Shopping Centre with a remote newsroom bureau located in one of Winnipeg’s fastest-growing and most diverse neighbourhoods.
The project has many layers, from an artist collective to school artwork displays to community-run workshops and talks, and the space is designed to connect journalists with Winnipeg’s South Asian communities so that more listening and understanding can be shared between communities on the views and perspectives that matter to them.
This engagement journalism project is titled, Our Culture. Our Art, is co-ordinated by Lindsay MacKenzie, assisted by a committee of South Asian community leaders.
“It’s a coming together of culture, art and spirituality, while making a physical space to listen to the issues that matter most to these communities during the weeks leading up to and after Diwali (the festival of lights),the most popular South Asian festival,” MacKenzie said.
As part of the project, schools were invited to visit the space to see the wall of art made by high school students and local artists, and to meet journalists to discover how reporting and news get covered in our province.
The space is open to the general public. Individuals must show proof of vaccination, including children 12 and older.
The grand opening of Our Culture. Our Art was Oct. 16.
It is located at unit 207 in the shopping centre and its hours are: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tues. and Weds.; noon-8 p.m., Thurs.-Fri; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. Closed Sun. and Mon.
The Maples community correspondent
Derek Dabee is a community correspondent for The Maples.