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November 9, 2020 - November 30, 2020

Artsweek SHIFT: Post-Code Tour

Hosted by Artsweek Peterborough

A virtual trek through future access, curated by Hannah Keating.

Post-Code Tour is an experimental project that brings together three local artists: Sioux Lily, Derek Newman-Stille, and Bethany LeBlonc. Building new worlds through video, images, and texts, the artists have created a speculative virtual tour, guiding visitors through spaces that strive to “invite more, include more, imagine more.” Working as collaborative storytellers, they imagine, narrate, and illustrate a more accessible vision of downtown Peterborough.

Initially, the tour will unfold on Instagram (@post_code_tour). New posts will be released weekly, across four different sites, from November 9 to 30, 2020. The artists’ work will reimagine the potential for familiar spaces by privileging access and diverse embodiments. The full project will then launch as an interactive tour on Google Earth. Operating at the intersection of futurism, disability, and interactive mapping, the goal is to explore new realities that are shaped by lived disabled experiences, using a critical lens and humour to seek beauty and delight in inclusive public access that can exist within and beyond accessibility codes and legislation.

Follow @post_code_tour to watch the tour unfold. Post-Code Tour will release the full interactive tour on Google Earth on Thursday, December 3, 2020, International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Then, join us at First Friday on December 4 to celebrate the launch of the project. Additional opportunities to engage with the project will be announced in 2021.

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