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Digital Art Social

A digital art-making event was held with MENA and racialized youth to explore the summit theme of ‘Being Seen and Heard’ through a technique of collage or symbolic portraiture.  


  • Collage portraits provide ways in which to honor and recognize the ideas and material that anchor people to their sense of self and community.

  • They offer a way to articulate authentic lived experiences, engage and facilitate dialogue, and share knowledge.



  • Joanne Pereira

  • Vijaya Chikermane

Session Goals & Key Takeaways:

  • Explore topics and themes of identity and representation as MENA youth in Canada

  • Facilitate community connection and peer relationships

  • Share an overview of the research session key themes

  • Build capacity in navigating and art-making on MIRO

  • Develop key symbolic portraits as key outputs for the session 

Digital Art Making

Participants created collages using words and symbols they felt represented their identity, culture or their moods in the moment. 

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