DD x Nuit Blanche: Sisterhood Through Space


“Sisterhood Through Space” uses visual and auditory installations to invite audiences to explore the various places racialized and immigrant women form connections to each other.

The Project

This work takes to heart the concept of revealing the space between communities as a potential site for sharing knowledge. This sound installation, led by freelance journalist Aparita Bhandari with support from Mai Nguyen, will immerse Nuit Blanche audiences in the voices and stories of both the women who operate these spaces and the women who find their communities in them, while photographs by James Harbeck provide a visual portrayal of these women and spaces in all their complexities.

The Artists:

Aparita Bhandari is an arts and life reporter in Toronto. She has been widely published, including with the CBC, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and Walrus magazine. Her areas of interest and expertise lie in the intersections of gender, culture, and ethnicity. She is the producer and co-host of the Hindi language podcast Khabardaar Opens in new window.

Mai Nguyen is a freelance writer and journalist based in Toronto. Her writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines including The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and Reader’s Digest. Her specialties include business, travel, and whatever else interests her, which is a lot of things.


James Harbeck is a Toronto-based editor, writer, speaker, and photographer. His photography was included in the 2018 Nuit Blanche installation “Faces of Scarborough” and he was a poetry contributor to TOK 3.

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