The Lost Stories Project seeks out little known stories about the Canadian past and transforms them into inexpensive, site-specific works of public art. This process is documented through a series of short films. Along the way, forgotten moments from Canadian history are brought to light, and viewers have an opportunity to see the choices that have to be made when a story is turned into a work of art.
Thomas Widd's Lost Story
The Lost Stories project collects little known stories about the Canadian past from across the country. For the initial episode, a call was put out to Montrealers using a wide array of media. We received roughly forty proposals, from which we selected that of Thomas Widd, a deaf man who was the founder in the late-nineteenth century of Montreal’s Mackay School for the Deaf.
Upcoming Lost Stories for 2017
The Lost Stories Project — based at Concordia University — collects little-known stories about the Canadian past, transforms them into pieces of public art on appropriate sites, and documents the process through a series of short films available in English, French and other appropriate languages. Led by Concordia historian Ronald… Read More