Street Art Documents Displaced Residents
Wooster Collective points us to a striking and socially conscious street art project similar in style to JR’s Face2Face work. Dan Bergeron’s photo based creative studio Fauxreel is creating huge, wheat pasted portraits of Regent Park residents (Toronto’s oldest social housing project) to bring awareness to their plight.
Bergeron explains the project:
“The buildings of Regent Park are in the process of being torn down and rebuilt, so the idea is supposed to make the residents literally become part of the physical landscape, challenge some of the pre-conceived notions that other Torontoian’s have of these people and stoke the discussion surrounding the displacement of some of regent park’s residents as they are kicked out of their homes for this re-build…