On December 6, 2015, the 98th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, NiS+TS conducted Walking the Debris Field – A Natural History, for more than 100 people. It was an incredible experience to have so many people come out to share stories, explore aged trees with Peter Duinker, listen to Catherine Martin tell the story of a Mi’kmaq boy who had not survived, and visit the former Richmond School – now the Nova Scotia Family Court. James MacLean led us through several creative explorations of the sites we visited – and many of us were lucky to wear the lovely tussie-mussies created by artist Laura Forrester, and filled by so many volunteers at Wonder’Neath Studio. Angela Henderson created the model that we burned, while our “Arthur Lismer” (Madeleine Putnam) contributed several new sketches during the session. Madeleine Peet played a ghostly figure also featured in the images in the Family Court.
Check out this video for a few more highlights: