Walking the Debris Field: A Natural History (December 6, 2015)

This art event marked the 98th year since the Halifax Explosion. The group started at the community garden behind the Devonshire Arena in Halifax, moved across the Richmond slope (the Halifax neighbourhood most severely devastated by the explosion) into the Hydrostone neighbourhood built during the reconstruction effort, and then to Mulgrave Park. An experience in the present, the walk mapped some of the narratives and artifacts from the past, focusing on stories and sites associated with Natural History. Participants used mobile media to create their own traces to add to the record of the 1917 disaster.