1. the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. synonyms: investigation, experimentation, testing, analysis, fact-finding, fieldwork, examination, scrutiny
1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
synonyms: group, body, set, circle, clique, faction
2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
in the process of coming into being or becoming prominent. synonyms: emerging, developing, rising, dawning, budding, embryonic, infant, fledgling, nascent, incipient, inchoate
Reflections from the process
It is very satisfying to do something tangible.
Everyday, every moment we are building and taking down walls together. We all have different walls. Sometimes it is the same wall.
Completion and self reliance is overrated.
I’m following, I’m leading. I’m 1/7 of an ever changing wall.
Suspending disbelief that nothing will be built.
Letting go of responsibility to build.
I am not alone.
Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity ... When we reject the single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
...A gentle soft smile falls across your face... The intimacy and depth of many ecological relational fields crossing is the dance... A room of women who hold space and take space is a beautiful thing...
being in the space is shared is shareable is not mine nor my story to tell, but together we push our bones across the pages and singularity that is our nature; under the waters are winter’s blemishes and fear of the raging furious singularity that is my story to tell.
Photos by Kevin MacCormack
Next Wave 2019 Participants: Susanne Chui, Sara Coffin, Jessica Lowe, Julie Robert, Liliona Quarmyne, Anastasia Wiebe, Lydia Zimmer
Next Wave is supported by the RBC Emerging Artist Project and the City of Halifax.