Research Walks


Research Walks: Tufts Cove, 2013-

Starting in 2013, NiS+TS has carried out a series of intensive research walks in the Turtle Grove/Tufts Cove/Shannon Park area of Dartmouth. This shoreline is located at the Narrows and is directly across the harbour from the site of the Halifax Explosion. Read More

Research Walk: "Lismer Walk," December 6, 2013

The first of many research walks done by NiS+TS, this one following the route taken by Arthur Lismer from the Bedford Basin to Halifax on the morning of December 6, 1917, in the hours immediately following the Explosion. Read More

Research Walk: Dartmouth Relief Commission House Visit, February 5, 2017

Research walk involving an exchange of information, insights and observations about Halifax and Dartmouth Relief Commission housing. Read More

Research Walk: "Pennies from Hell," May 15, 2016

This research walk took place in the industrial and commercial landscape of the Richmond area of Halifax that was completely destroyed in the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917. Read More

Research Walk: MacDonald Bridge (Railway Station), April 10, 2016

A walk through the empty parking lots between the Casino and the Irving Shipyard, passing the site where the main Halifax train station stood at the time of the Explosion. Read More

Research Walk, "Ground Zero" December 20, 2015

December 20, 2015 research walk. Marginal Road, Halifax. Ground Zero - Halifax Explosion. Read More

Research Walk: "Across the Narrows", May 2015

The first of NiS+TS' research creation walks, exploring the area of the Dartmouth waterfront most directly affected by the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Read More

Research Walk: Africville, August 2, 2015

NiS+TS led a public research/creation walk starting from the Africville Museum (at Africville Park, Halifax), through an area of Halifax affected by the Explosion of December 6, 1917. Read More


NIS+TS’ various research creation walks involving the collaborative gathering of ideas, images and artifacts from the contemporary landscapes of areas affected by the Halifax Explosion.