Zahra Ebrahim is a Principal, Partner, and Founder of archiTEXT, a multi-disciplinary design consultancy and creativity think tank comprised of eclectic, dynamic and creative young people from the worlds of design, business, research and art who use design and creativity as tools for discourse, impact and to engage the public.
Here are her top picks of local happenings:
1. The Encampment at Luminato
Comprised of 200 A-frame tents, this “temporal village” marks the bicentennial of the war of 1812. The Encampment‘s tents contain 100 artistic collaborators that litter the grounds of Fort York, which fell to U.S. forces during the war, with visual representations of an aspect of the war’s civilian history, exploring themes of family, love, loss, survival, patriotism, collaboration and betrayal. Zahra, who calls this the “best temporal work Toronto has seen in a long-time,” suggests going around 7.30pm to experience dusk enveloping the site.
Inspired by the world’s great night markets, the Stop is starting their very own at Honest Ed’s Alley. Great food and art and all for a good cause – proceeds go towards the Stop’s anti-hunger programs.
Founded by Lindsay Zier-Vogel, a writer, bookmaker and arts educator based in Toronto, the Love Lettering Project is a community arts project that brings love letters to strangers. Zahra actually received one of these love letters when she first moved to Toronto and she admits it contributed to her decision to stay. She will be heading to Dufferin Grove Park, between 2-5pm, this Sunday, June 17, for the latest installment of this lovey event and she suggests you do the same.