Durham College students recognized in Oshawa’s Culture Days

Artwork created by Durham College (DC) students was recently featured by the City of Oshawa during in its Culture Days, which took place virtually and in recreation centres across the city from September 24 to October 26.

Held annually each September, Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture, promoting and fostering meaningful connections between creators and the public, while highlighting the importance of artistic and cultural practices. This year’s theme, Re:Imagine, inspired creators to conceptualize a post-pandemic world and how we can each contribute to that picture being brighter.

Developed as part of the TeachingCity initiative – a collaboration between the City of Oshawa and its education and research partners to address urban issues – students from the Journalism – Mass Media and Personal Support Worker programs in the 2019-20 academic year collaborated to interview a selection of older adults from the Oshawa Senior Community Centres (OSCC55+). The interviews were then interpreted by Fine Arts students in DC’s Community Collaborations course, and recently installed throughout Oshawa as part of the city’s Culture Days.

Virtual exhibitions are available for viewing online. For more information about Oshawa’s Culture Days, visit oshawa.ca/culturedays. To learn more about Culture Days in Canada, visit culturedays.ca/en