Acts of Salvage explores what the contemporary city compels us to cling to or discard.

Acts of Salvage is curated by Amy Lavender Harris, Geographer, Torontonian, dumpster diver and author of Imagining Toronto (Mansfield Press, 2010), which was shortlisted for the Gabrielle Roy Prize in Canadian literary criticism and won the 2011 Heritage Toronto Award of Merit.

alharris [at] gmail [dot] com.



Saturday 20 October 2012. Amy Lavender Harris served as a human book on the subject of urban scavenging as part of the Toronto Public Library’s Human Library program.

Friday 19 October 2012. CBC Radio One host Matt Galloway spoke with Amy about Acts of Salvage, urban scavenging and taboos about waste on Metro Morning. Podcast available here.

Sunday 22 April 2012. Amy Lavender Harris read from Acts of Salvage at the Draft Reading Series (Draft 7.6). S. Walter Stewart Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2:00 pm.

Thursday 18 April 2012. Amy read at the Little Red Umbrella Variety Spectacular. The Ossington, 61 Ossington Avenue, 8:30 pm.

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