Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Zone B Independent Project

Mobile Narratives (rendering), 2012

Suitable for all ages

Mobile Project

Michelle Liu

Mobile Narratives : Temporary Occupations

Michelle Liu - Toronto , Canada

Social Sculpture

Mobile Narratives is a storytelling, spontaneously unfolding table/gathering space on wheels. The bike powered pancake grilling cart weaves through the 'post-industrial' city, temporarily occupying spaces like the precarious migrant workers of typified global metropolis.

Taking stories from migrant workers in Shanghai, the project explores the question of the global ‘we’ in the productive relations of space and political-economy, creating a momentary link through an exchange of the multi-narratives of everyday life, and enabling path through the disabling spaces of enclosure. The stories of immigrant Toronto can intersect with the stories of migration and survival of another city in the process of urban-geographical restructuring.
Everybody is invited to stop by, share a story, leave a note or a sketch, enjoy a pancake and drive the human-powered griddle. 


7 pm -8:45 pm Old China Town (Elizabeth & Hagerman) 9 pm - 11 pm China Town (Dundas & Spadina) 11:15 pm - 12:30 am Alexandra Park (Dundas & Bathurst) 1 am - 2 am Bickford Park (Harbord & Grace) 2 am - 3:30 am Bloor & Spadina 4 am - 5:30 am Church & Wellesley 5:30 am - 6 :15 am Jarvis & Shutter 6:15 - 7:00 Old City Hall Times and Places are subject to change. Call at any point during the night to confirm the location 647-407-1162


Various Locations, Dundas Street West & Spadina (The project moves through the southern half of Zone B through out the night. It will make 8 stops, for about 1.5 hours each, starting in Old China Town(near city hall), looping around Bathurst, Bloor, Jarvis and Dundas.), 647-407-1162

This project is outdoors.