Join us for the Creative Science Shop on Thursday, June 23 from 3:30-5:00 pm on Zoom!

Meeting My Community at the Mall: How could the mall become a third space to gather a strong community? How could we expand its role in the neighbourhood?

Janis Timm-Bottos and Yafa Goawily will share two different initiatives of building communities in malls, and will accompany us in a discussion around the potential of this type of space. Come join us to hear their stories and to tell us your thoughts, and your ideas, and your relationship with the mall spaces.

Yafa Goawily has a degree in Fine Arts and a Filmmaking Diploma from Alexandria University, Egypt and feels that art is now an indispensable part of her identity. She experimented with different types of art, from performing arts to fine arts and she started an art hive in Cornwall Mall and other public spaces.

Janis Timm-Bottos is an art therapist and professor at Concordia and Bishop Universities. She is the creator of the art hive movement and the principal investigator of “Meet me at the Mall” project, hosted in Cavendish Mall.

The Creative Science Shop is a semi-monthly meet-up, an exchange of ideas, innovations, scientific and artistic projects. This intergenerational group brings together passion in the arts and sciences from older adults, students, and researchers.