a blog by ryan hayes

Speaking Back to the Walls

A collection of photos from the past year of the streets of Toronto. Shot on my terrible phone camera, which really needs to get upgraded.

The title “Speaking Back to the Walls” is borrowed from artist and activist Oriel Varga, who started doing large-scale paintings commissioned by-students, for-students as a response to years of walking through hallways filled with paintings of rich old white men (and some women) who disenfranchise students and impose corporate agendas.

When we speak back to the walls, we spark discussions about the university and community we want. Or, you know, about pterodactyls pooping on other dinosaurs.

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