Since April, I have had the pleasure to work with the South Asian Senior Women’s group, who meet weekly at Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre. These delightful and energetic women joined me in a series of workshops related to Something Collective’s We Are Here digital mapping project. After initial dialogue and mapping exercises that identified their values and challenges in their neighborhood, we took several walking tours of the Sunset area, to record the soundscapes of their environment.
The ladies captured everything from the cacophony of their favorite butcher shop and a house demolition on Prince Albert, to the joyful noise of their weekly chai making ritual, and the children who play basketball in Sunset Park. Each session, we also enjoyed practicing chair yoga together to prepare for our South Hill strolls.