Thank you to everyone who came out to Mixed Bag Mag's first round table co-hosted with Citizens Academy at Carleton University Art Gallery. Due to the positive feedback we received Mixed Bag Mag will be a hosting a second round table at SAW Gallery.
As the Nation’s capital, Ottawa has a unique cultural position and plays a significant role in determining the direction Canada will take on many important issues regarding the environment and human rights. Located on traditional Algonquin territory, the city has an active First Nations, Inuit and Métis community as well as a growing immigrant community; a large Francophone population with the province of Quebec just minutes away adds another element to the cultural milieu. Often labelled as a city of bureaucrats, in reality Ottawa has a thriving arts community that includes not only National institutions but a vibrant independent arts scene.
All of the above makes for an interesting dynamic and fertile ground to create big shifts especially around what deep diversity looks like in an urban context.
We would love your contribution to the conversation on city/community building in Ottawa. Please join us!
Thank you to SAW Gallery for providing the space!