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Habibiz (2019)

where now?     installation by Amani Bin Shikhan with  Sisterhood Media  at   Habibiz     (captured by  Roya Del Sol )

where now? installation by Amani Bin Shikhan with Sisterhood Media at Habibiz (captured by Roya Del Sol)

Habibiz (2019)

 
 
 

Following the Shisha Ban which came into effect on April 1st, 2016 and has since forced nearly 70 predominantly Black and Brown migrant-owned businesses to close and/or restructure their livelihoods, the owner of Kennedy Road’s Very Own Habibiz Shisha Lounge asks, “Where else is there for us in this city?”

HABIBIZ is a group exhibit by Way Past Kennedy Road taking up Toronto’s Shisha Ban to consider what it means to illegalize already hypersurveilled spaces, extending a conversation on radical traditions of placemaking across the GTA.

see curatorial essay at waypastkennedyroad.net/habibiz