Charlotte Zhang x Friends of Chinatown Toronto

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Friends of Chinatown Toronto at Tea Base. Photo: Morris Lum


Q&A with Charlotte Zhang and Friends of Chinatown TO 

To bring about a skill-sharing dialogue between artist and organizer, Charlotte Zhang will moderate a Q&A with Toronto-based community group, Friends of Chinatown TO (FOCT). Zhang will inquire into FOCT’s first-steps to organizing in a working class community, formulating demands, and strategizing around campaigns. With the tools and skills cultural workers have at our disposal, how do we direct our participation, privilege, and artistic strategies towards developing tactics and resisting neoliberal entanglements? 


The conversation will be followed by a round of questions submitted from the public.


Please submit your questions for FOCT in advance by emailing


Co-presented with Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Vancouver) and Critical Distance Centre For Curators



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  • Charlotte Zhang (b. 1999) is a filmmaker and occasional writer from Vancouver Island, currently studying Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts. 

  • Friends of Chinatown Toronto (FOCT) is a grassroots organization that gathers to amplify the voice and concerns of the Chinatown community. Many of these concerns surround the negative effects of gentrification, such as: displacement of vulnerable community members, loss of important cultural and historic infrastructure, rising cost of living, art-washing and much more. The organization is currently based out of a community art space called Tea Base located in the basement of the Chinatown Centre. 

Co-presented with

  • Critical Distance Centre for Curators
  • Centre A