A STEPS PROJECT
STEPS invites community members to incorporate DIY and upcycling approaches to connect individuals, neighbourhoods and communities through public art during a time of physical distancing.
PROJECT AT A GLANCE
Location: Across the city of Toronto, Mississauga, Guelph
Services: Creative Placemaking
selected community- engaged projects
people experienced the temporary activations
Building on the success of our INsiders Artist Project, we were excited to announce the launch of HomeBase, a call for community- engaged proposals that invited community members to think of creative ways to connect with one another during a time of physical distancing.
HomeBase encouraged upcycling and innovation approaches to material use in order for community members, artists and art workers to strengthen the creative fabric of their communities. The selected multidisciplinary projects ranged from an interactive light installation in Scarborough by Monica, to Mallory’s do- it- yourself hopscotch court in Guelph. Kevin designed a costume to deliver his birdies kit for participants to reimagine donated badminton birdies as elements of a public installation, while Anu explored the theme of collective care through disseminating handmade seed bombs. The Little family created three- dimensional sculptures with educational resources, and Janet installed a quilt in the park to encourage conversations between strangers.