1511 is a faculty-lead, research-driven art project that honours the generations of patients of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery (now the Humber College Lakeshore Campus). In this unique project, second-year students from the Visual and Digital Arts program collaborated with the Lakeshore Ground Interpretive Centre and Among Friends, a community mental health organization with members who have personal histories tied to the psychiatric facility, to create a commemorative artwork based on the history of the site and its patients. To cultivate creative concepts, students sought the guidance of researchers, historians, artists, and most significantly, community members with direct ties/experiences with the psychiatric hospital.
Click here to watch the short film that grew out of this unique collaboration.
Video capture and editing by Innis Papagiannis
Soundscape by Rob Shorthill
Narration by Ed Janiszewski
Project leaders Cole Swanson and Anne Zbitnew with Jennifer Bazar
1511 acknowledges the support of Humber College, including the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts (FMCA), Community Outreach and Workforce Development (COWD), the Centre for Equity, Human Rights and Diversity; and Office of the Principal, Lakeshore Campus.