From Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto

Julia Winckler, Adrienne Chambon, Vid Ingelevics, Ernie Lightman , Bethany Good , Mary Anderson

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition

Abstract

Interdisciplinary project that explored children's use of public spaces in early 20th century Toronto from a social and a visual perspective. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and conducted by a team of social work scholars and photographers/curators and visual studies researchers, the project resulted in an exhibit at the Toronto City Archives: "From Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto" (Sept. 2016-August 2017). We approached archival photographs as both object and image (Edwards, 2009; Chambon, Johnstone & Winckler, 2011), and attended to the circumstances of their creation and their multiple uses across social fields (Sekula, 1986), examining the modifications and circulation of photographs (Cadava and Nouseilles 2013) in the creation of public discourse.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventFrom Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto - City of Toronto Archives building, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 29 Sep 20165 Sep 2017
https://www.fromstreetstoplaygrounds.com/

Keywords

  • social reform movement
  • photography
  • arthur goss
  • william james
  • Archival and photographic research
  • exhibition
  • city of toronto archives
  • Digital technology
  • Wolf Suschitzky
  • Carlton Hill
  • urban planning policy
  • education program

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  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Children in public spaces: from streets to playgrounds

    Julia Winckler (Presenter), Adrienne Chambon (Presenter) & Selma Montford (Presenter)

    2015

    Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

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    Winckler, J. (Author/Creator), Chambon, A. (Author/Creator), Ingelevics, V. (Author/Creator), Lightman , E. (Author/Creator), Good , B. (Author/Creator), & Anderson , M. (Author/Creator). (2017). From Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto. Exhibition