Starting in May, 2015 youth, Elders, and scholars from a number of communities in Eastern Cape Breton will come together to share knowledge and gain skills in aid of the iCreate Cape Breton project. Over May and June, the groups will meet to develop materials in their own communities, and then reconvene to share and tour their creations. We welcome the general public to join in the initial training weekend, the closing symposium, and the tour, and to follow the projects’ progress through the website and at the CBU Art Gallery, where two youth-led documentary terms will be posting and displaying their work in progress. You can listen to Marcia Ostashewski and Sheila Christie explain the project during a CBC interview on Information Morning below.
The CoMM Lab is a performance space and a multi-sited research lab with portable production equipment for developing ethnographic media. Its Director is Dr Marcia Ostashewski, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Communities and Cultures (CBU). The CoMM Lab is funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and it works in concert with other facilities at CBU, including the Centre for Cape Breton Studies.
Listen to CBC Mainsteet’s interview with Marcia about how the CoMM Lab came to be and what it is.