Each artist expressed their own ways of “reclaiming their roots” through their individuality. Some demonstrated this through paintings, some through photographs, some through crafts and woven fabrics and some through a multi-media combination.
“Turn It Up and Disrupt” was held from March 9 to 11 and was organized by nine campus sponsors including the UBC Arts and Culture District and the faculty of arts.
Dandurand is the Vancouver Public Library's (VPL) 2019 Indigenous Storyteller in residence. His VPL launch event was the very first of its type, and Dandurand grabbed the heart of the audience by his vivid and unique stories.
One panelist explained that making radical changes within an established organization is difficult, but students can decide not to participate and continue to learn and spread knowledge about the topic.
According to Laloo, for this project, artists from different backgrounds were brought together with the idea to create pieces out of textile or weaving, all designing their concept of a “prayer rug.”
The club hopes to raise awareness of refugee issues through cultural interactions so that more people can participate in the cause and have an understanding towards refugees around the world.