On Friday, UforU went to the Art Gallery of Ontario to bring members together around art. As well, to explore extending the walls of the drop-in to the rest of the city. How can places like art galleries, museums, and libraries be used by street involved adults? How might these institutions collaborate with drop-ins to make their spaces more accessible and welcoming? Read about our reflections and memorable learnings.
Listen in as Marie Berard, a concert violinist, plays her first concert at a drop-in. Ever. She’s nervous. Will the violin command any attention? What reaction ensues?
This week UforU ran its first field trip – up to Dr. Jed Meltzer’s ‘brain lab’, or the Rotman Research Institute at the Baycrest Centre. What happens when we leave our geographic, intellectual, or culinary comfort zones? And, how does the seemingly every day act of eating lunch contribute to choice?