Curated Exhibition, Event or Festival

The Bank, The Mine, The Colony, The Crime

Sarah E Truman, Stephanie Springgay, Max Haiven

https://walkinglab.org/the-bank-the-mine-the-colony-the-crime/ | Published : 2019

Abstract

Toronto’s financial district, built on stolen Haudenosaunee and Mississauga lands, is home to many ghosts, notably those dispossessed by the global extractive industry headquartered on the city’s infamous Bay Street. The violence of (neo)colonialism haunts the corporate towers and cleansed streets of the financial district; it also haunts the pensions and savings of millions of Canadians who, knowingly or not, are invested in the industry via the neighbourhood’s preeminent financial institutions. This glass, metal and concrete zone is a reactor of the imagination, where the abstract codes of global finance fuse with the settler colonial logics of racialized extraction and neoliberal capita..

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