Projects

Our projects are community-based and serve a variety of stakeholders. Whether it is an oral history archive or documentary film, a curriculum pack for classrooms or workshops for a target group, The Tessellate Institute engages in a range of activities. Take a look below at some of our past and present projects. If you wish to get involved in anything currently ongoing, please contact us.

Current Projects

Workshop and Focus Groups

 

Picture the Possibilities: Muslimah Photovoice Project

An opportunity for young Muslim women in high school to connect, develop self-expression through photography, and exhibit their work in the community, using Photovoice to build connections.

Event Series

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Tea with Tessellate

A bi-monthly café-style conversation series exploring topics of interest to Canadian Muslims.

Research

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Audience Study of Aladdin

Examination of stereotyping in Disney’s animated cartoon Aladdin.

Completed Projects

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Survey of Canadian Muslims

A national survey of Muslims in Canada, in partnership with The Environics Institute.

Education

Curriculum Pack

A curriculum pack that would accompany a series of videos to be implemented in classrooms in the public school system. 

Oral History

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Mosque One

An oral history and archival project documenting Toronto’s first mosque, established in 1961.

 

Film

Serving Others: Memoirs of Muslim Seniors

A documentary highlighting the life histories of several Muslim seniors active in their communities.

Film

Neglected Voices

A presentation of four short films about Muslim youth who are at risk of being marginalized.

 

Film workshop

Giving Ourselves a Voice

A workshop in professional media training for young Muslim filmmakers, which culminated in the development of two short videos.

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