Jan 22, 2019
A virtual reality project exploring a desolate Toronto from an Indigenous perspective is heading to Wilfrid Laurier’s Brantford Campus.
Lisa Jackson, an award winning filmmaker who is Anishinaabe, is the creative director of the virtual reality experience called Biidaaban: First Light, and looks at a version of Toronto if the infrastructure of the city were reclaimed by nature and Indigenous culture.
Indigenous futurism in this piece is a way for me to kind of shake people up and make them think differently.
– Lisa Jackson
Viewers will get to take in a “very realistic” version of downtown Toronto through spaces like a subway station, Nathan Phillips Square, and a rooftop, being able to see spaces flooded and overgrown with plants and a starry visible night sky.
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