Dr. Monica Patterson has recently written a blog post on Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Blog titled “Profane Perambulations – A Public Humanities Experiment in the Parliamentary Precinct”.
Her post describes an experimental walking tour of Ottawa’s parliamentary precinct she participated in last September (2015). As she explains in her post: “A dozen speakers staged short, five-minute provocations at eight sites of existing, proposed, or future memorialization. Standing on a soap box and speaking into a bull horn, speakers probed the palimpsest nature of Ottawa’s memorial landscape while bearing witness to counter-memories and hidden histories that official sites often obscure.”
The blog post can be accessed here.