Our Questions

THE STUDENTS IN PRESSING ISSUES FALL 2017 WROTE THE FOLLOWING SET OF QUESTIONS TO GUIDE THE RESPONSES DRAWN FROM PARTICIPANTS IN OUR POP UP NEWSPAPER IN PORT HOPE:

 Personal stories about Port Hope:
+ Why do you live in Port Hope?
+ What keeps you in Port Hope?
+ What do you love most about Port Hope? What is the best thing Port Hope has to offer?+ What do you do for fun in Port Hope?
+ How have you seen the land change during your time/ life in Port Hope? What future geographical changes do you predict?
+ What is your earliest memory of Port Hope?
+ What is your fondest memory of Port Hope?
+ Is there a strong sense of community here? How is it expressed?
+ Who is the most famous Port Hoper?
+ Tell us a Port Hope legend/ myth/ folktale.

Manufacturing and Labour Histories:
+ What is your connection to the history of manufacturing or labour in Port Hope?
+ What happened to the water here?
+ What employment opportunities exist here now? What is the major industry?

Agricultural Port Hope:
+ Is Port Hope an agricultural centre?
+What kind of farming and other land use happens here?

Power of Art as community building and cultural enrichment:
+ How is art part of life in Port Hope? (galleries, studios, festivals, workshops/education…) What opportunities exist for artists here?
+ What does art contribute to daily experience in Port Hope?
+ Is art and cultural activity something that defines Port Hope? How does it?
+ What is your opinion about efforts to cultivate a space for art in Port Hope?
+ Do you remember when OCAD had a summer school here? What are your stories about that school?

Canada 150:
+ Are you aware of the Indigenous history of Port Hope? What is the Indigenous history of Port Hope? How present are Indigenous communities here now?
+ On what traditional territory is Port Hope situated?
+ How are you connected to the land in Port Hope? In Ontario?
+ What is Port Hope’s reaction to Canada 150 celebrations?
+ What qualities or stories define Port Hope’s Canadian-ness?

Future visions for Port Hope:
+ What does Port Hope’s future look like?
+ What would you like to see happen in Port Hope over the next 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?…

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