INI430H course students worked in collaboration with the organization Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre, a not-for-profit organization that was established to counter negative stereotypes about the Regent Park community and provide media literacy and production programming for youth living in the area. Together, U of T students and Regent Park Focus youth from the Divas Girl Group learned about media projects initiated by young people across the world, and analyzed how these creative forms of communication, organizing, and expression spurred change and social movements in their respective communities. The students worked together to envision and produce their own media project addressing a specific issue in Regent Park.
A final exhibition of the co-produced media projects will take place on April 8. Their projects, which range in format from a podcasts and videos to zines and photography, explore the lived experience of neighborhood redevelopment.
For more information, contact the instructor, Assistant Pofessor, Teaching Stream Aditi Mehta.
Regent Park Focus Media Arts Centre, Innis College, School of Cities, U of T's Centre for Community Partnerships