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Resting Space

May 5 | 1:00 pm4:00 pm

| Free

A Workshop by Becoming Old Growth

What is your relationship with rest? Our personal experiences with burnout led us to global rest movements and the anti-capitalist rest manifesto of “Nap Bishop” Tricia Hersey. What changes when we recognize exhaustion as a collective issue rather than a personal one? In this three-hour workshop, we invite participants into a guided, communal resting space. Through gentle, unstructured  opportunities to listen, write, draw, move, and make sound—or simply rest—the artists will guide participants to reflect on these  questions, emphasizing the role of rest as a natural and necessary balance to labour.

Participants will be invited to share their ideas and experiences with the artists following the workshop session. Cushions and blankets will be available and you are welcome to bring your own comfort items to use during the workshop.

Registration Details

Please register in advance via this registration form:



Workshop geared for adults and mature youth. No arts experience required.


Please indicate accessibility needs in the registration form by Monday, April 29th.


We will try to accommodate accessibility requests, however we cannot guarantee as all requests can be met. We will email you if we cannot fulfill your request.


On site childcare available upon request, please fill out child care info in the registration form above and submit by Monday, April 29th.

About Becoming Old Growth:

Becoming Old Growth is a multidisciplinary, participatory trio that uses sound, listening, movement and poetry to encourage a deeper inhabitation of place, awakening our selves and senses to the future already enfolded within past and present. BOG’s kinetic name, inspired by a provocative article by Dan Longboat and Joe Sheridan, reflects our shared desires to learn, evolve, and deepen our understandings, as non-Indigenous residents of Mi’kma’ki, of “the relationship between where one is and what one thinks”. In their article, Longboat and Sheridan write that “Old growth minds…build an ecology of mind that stands in the middle of the  temporal arc to see future and past synchronically in equal bending horizons.” Contemplating the rhythms and cycles of the living earth through our work, the histories of this place and its possible futures, we take the first steps along a path to Becoming Old Growth—shifting away from disconnection and placelessness towards “recovering the necessary relationship between healthy ecologies of land and human minds.”

Three photos aligned in a banner. Left: Susanne Chui looking downward and lifting her upper body from a laying down position. Centre: Erin Donovan sitting crossed legs and playing percussion instruments. Right: Basma Kavanagh wearing glasses and a raincoat and looking up to the sky.

Left: Susanne Chui (Photo credit: Béatrice Schuler-Mojon)
Centre: Erin Donovan (Photo credit: Courtney Mac Photography)
Right: Basma Kavanagh (Photo credit: James Arthur MacLean)

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May 5
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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