With Megan Davies & Others
In January 2022, historian Megan Davies launched the exhibition “Covid in the House of Old.” At the heart of the exhibition – hosted at COHDS and the Acts of Listening Lab this November 14-24 – sit nine storytelling chairs.
As curator Megan Davies notes, “three of the chairs represent residents who died in care homes, one is held by a support worker who was a nurse in Uganda; another by a resident who left the institution; and the sixth belongs to a woman from the Squamish First Nation in BC who endured a long isolation.” The seventh chair represents an entire facility – the Wikwemikong Nursing Home on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario – capturing the voices of both staff and residents. Two new chairs have been created as part of the 2023 tour – Kayley’s Chair is held by a young woman who spent nine years in a care home as a teenager and young adult, while the Rainbow chair tells the often-difficult story of 2slgBTQ seniors in residential facilities.
You are cordially invited to join us for Megan’s opening talk “Covid in the House of Old: Storytelling for a Revolution” (17h00-18h00), followed by a vernissage (18h00-20h00).
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In-person in LB-1019 (Sunroom), COHDS
COHDS/ALLAB is located on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory, in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.