The Digital Shrine: Community-Engaged Art and Sharing of Memory With Seniors

  • Patti Fraser Simon Fraser University

Abstract

This narrative re ects on the artist’s involvement in two separate community-engaged art projects: a public event created to memorialize the dead and a digital storytelling project at a Seniors Centre in North Vancouver, B.C. Through a personal arts-based inquiry into ritual and memory, the two projects merge and begin to inform the artist’s work with seniors. The inquiry helps to deepen a sense of shared community and to de ne what a genuine community-engaged practice may be. This article inquires into why art matters in community-engaged work and how creative practice can create new structures of learning and deepen bonds within community.

Published
2016-04-01
How to Cite
FRASER, Patti. The Digital Shrine: Community-Engaged Art and Sharing of Memory With Seniors. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 229-237, apr. 2016. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/The-Digital-Shrine-Community-Engaged-Art-and-Sharing-of-Memory-With-Seniors>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2018.