Student Welcome and Resource Centre Indigenous Cultural Marker – Humber College CTI Building, Toronto, Canada – Brook McIlroy + Dave Thomas
The concept for Site B is based on the Anishinaabe Clan System and the story by James Dumont regarding the symbology and colours representing a “safe space” for any and all members of each respective clan. This narrative can be displayed in different innovative ways of visual markings that tell the story of strength and resistance.
As a means of making Humber College more welcoming to all visitors, this concept uses a simplified representation of clan colours and names integrated through window decals, or light boxes. The concept of clan names can be portrayed in various different languages on the entrance windows, or inside the foyer. The migration story can be told through an innovative version of a petroglyph copper inlay within the existing concrete sidewalk.