co-organized by Katie Lawson, Tiffany Schofield & Dorica Manuel



In 2018, Y+ contemporary transitioned out of their brick and mortar space on Morningside Avenue, just north of Sheppard Avenue in Scarborough, Ontario. Founded in 2015, the artist-run studio and gallery fostered community building by supporting emerging practitioners and discourse on suburban spaces. As Y+ prepared to transition to a project-based model, they returned to a space that had long been of interest: the nearby hydro corridor, then known as the Gatineau Hydro Corridor. Here, much like the rest of Scarborough, major shifts in the landscape were set to occur.

In collaboration with independent curator Katie Lawson, Dorica and Tiffany of Y+ invited SHATTERED MOON ALLIANCE (Christina Battle and Serena Lee) to develop a project that would take the hydro corridor, soon to be called The Meadoway, as a point of departure. The Meadoway is a revitalization project led by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority to transform the hydro corridor into one of Canada’s largest linear urban parks, connecting downtown Toronto to Rouge National Urban Park.

The hydro corridors that run throughout the area are unique public spaces that prompted us as organizers to ask questions around access to nature, recreation, and community gathering space. These questions increasingly led to considerations of place-making, and the experiences had in certain kinds of delineated spaces, linking the hydro corridor to suburban plazas and shopping malls.

The resulting project, a virtual audio-tour, evolved out of years of dialogue between the artists, organizers and contributors around these questions. As the pandemic further shifted relationships to time and public space, the project became a wormhole all its own.

We invite you to meander WHEREELSEELSEWHERE.


Christina Battle
Michelle Campos Castillo
Adán de la garza:
Masimba Hwati
Ruth Jenrbekova
Serena Lee
Michael Madjus
Riaz Mehmood
Patricia Ritacca
Juli Saragosa
School of Temporalities

SHATTERED MOON ALLIANCE is a living research project exploring science fiction narrative world-building. SHATTERED MOON ALLIANCE is Christina Battle and Serena Lee, based between Edmonton, Toronto and Vienna.

Katie Lawson is a curator and writer based in Toronto. She was a curator for the Toronto Biennial of Art, working with Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien on the inaugural 2019 and 2022 editions. She has also curated exhibitions at Images Festival, Toronto (2023); MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie (2021); the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (2018); the Art Gallery of Ontario (2018); Y+ Contemporary, Scarborough (2017), and RYMD, Reykjavik (2017). Katie is a graduate of the Master of Visual Studies Curatorial program at the University of Toronto, where she previously completed her Master of Arts in Art History. She is currently working towards a PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, with an interest in contemporary art and climate change. Lawson was awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency in 2023.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Ontario. This project was produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.