Surviving Downtown /// 2015 /// In The Soil Arts Festival

Surviving Downtown is a series of site-specific installations erected as a performance in downtown St. Catharines over the course of In the Soil Arts Festival 2015. The installations are composed of locally foraged materials to create “debris-hut” style structures, a style of shelter building used in wilderness survival situations.

The performance was conceived of as an invitation for festival attendees to engage in dialogue with the artist concerning the issue of gentrification and housing in the downtown core.