Thank you to everyone who joined us for Perfect Strangers at Richmond Culture Days this weekend!
Part walking tour, part platonic blind date, and part social experiment, Perfect Strangers is a delightfully quirky way to meet new people. Participants are paired up and embark on a walk in the neighbourhood, navigating together through a curated journey of questions, conversations, games, and challenges. Perfect Strangers is a one-of-a-kind experience that invites consideration of how we perceive strangers in the world around us and the potential for curiosity, creativity, and empathy to spark between people who might not otherwise meet.
I was excited to bring a more experimental project to Branscombe House, and it was great to see so many participants willing to engage and connect with each other. Created in collaboration with June Fukumura, Cindy Mochizuki, Sophia Wolfe, & Daniel O’Shea, this was out first public showing of the project and we are excited to continue its development.
This project concludes the second phase of my residency, which has focused on themes of connection, and disconnection between neighbours and community members, investigating how we can use art and creativity to bridge gaps to create positive interactions.