15000 Years of Housekeeping
Department of Household Sciences and Advanced Proverbs
Celebrate 15,000 years of housekeeping north of Lake Ontario. Hang laundry. Fold clothes. Plan a meal. Make a shopping list. Store food. Stack bowls, pots and pans. Clean, dust, mend. Sort buttons, nuts and bolts. Listen to housekeeping sounds and smell the smells. Share stories about the ordinary, daily tasks we carry out by ourselves or with others.
15000 Years of Housekeeping is held in the 5,000 square foot main hall of a heritage church. Explore folding, stacking, listing, sorting, cleaning, mending, shelving, packing, planning, and measuring. As Francis Willard wrote to Susan B. Anthony on January 28, 1898: “Government is only housekeeping on the broadest scale.” And remember what Mary Ruefle said: “Blue sadness is...when on a bus one suddenly pictures with absolute clarity a ball of dust in a closet...”
John Shipman, an OCAD University medalist in integrated media, welcomes participants of all ages to his 12th hands-on Nuit Blanche Toronto project.
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St. Matthew's United Church
729 St. Clair Avenue West
Suitable for all ages
This project is indoors.