The Sunday Summer Reading Series are a month-long series of critical discussions on readings chosen and hosted by various artists, curators and organizers in a public park, organized by Editor Lauren Lavery.


2019 Artists:

Larissa Tiggelers (August 5, 2019)

  • The chapter, “Why Bother” from Second Thoughts by Angie Keefer. The discussion was hosted in Christie Pits Park.

Vince Rozario (August 11, 2019)

  • The chapter, “Representation” by Jaleh Mansoor and “The Problem with Representation” a transcription of a podcast episode by Gabrielle De La Puente and Zarina Muhammad of The White Pube. The discussion was hosted in Dufferin Grove Park.

Mohammad Rezaei (August 18, 2019)

  • On Optimism and Despair by Zadie Smith, “by the strike of a match, or her good strike of lightning” by Natasha Chaykowski, and MIA and the Defence of Nuance by Fariha Roisin. The discussion was hosted in Dufferin Grove Park.

Katie Kotler (August 25, 2019)

  • “Light Effects: On Miyoko Ito’s Abstract Interventions” by Dan Nadel, “Helen Frankenthaler, Abstract Painter Who Shaped a Movement, Dies at 83” by Grace Glueck for the NY Times and the video, “Hilma af Klint” produced by the Guggenheim. The discussion was hosted at Dovercourt Park.

Safia Siad (September 1, 2019)

  • “Love as Political Resistance”, an excerpt from adrienne maree brown’s ‘Pleasure Activism’, and “Where Does Art Get To Live? A Conversation Between Anique Jordan and Michèle Pearson Clarke” from Momus. The discussion was hosted at Sorauren Avenue Park.