Kensington Market art project takes catcallers to task
A new public art project in Kensington Market kindly asks catcallers to STFU. Dubbed the The Street Talk Project, the artistic intervention involves street signs that admonish sexual harassment on Toronto streets and that support equal rights for women and trans* people.
"Using humour and subversive advertising, The Street Talk Project [brings] attention to the ways in which public space is navigated differently by different people," reads the organizers' description of the project. It also addresses "how sexism is felt viscerally on a day-to-day basis" and promotes "solidarity for the safety of women and trans* people."
The project debuted yesterday and also involves an exhibition at Whippersnapper Gallery. There are seven signs in total, which have been installed around the Market. The idea was to place them in a highly trafficked area to generate as much discussion as possible.
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