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We manifest your vision through design.

Send the Right Message

We worked with a youth design team to develop a website and campaign that encourages straight and cisgender high school youth to challenge everyday instances of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia.

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We build capacity through collaborative skill-sharing.

Un(Knotted): Co-creating safer spaces at OCAD U

Through workshops, an interactive show and zine, community engagement, and a book for Sexual Assault: The Roadshow we collectively explored the nuances of sexual violence on campus.

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We inspire possibilities through accessible resources.

Do It Yourself Our Creative Resistance Zine Library

Our free and downloadable how-to series is designed to make our skill sets accessible to the communities with whom we work.

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The Public Studio

In the gallery

For the past five years, Tamil Archive Project (TAP) has been a space where Tamil and other racialized people have explored their histories and activated different forms of care for the community. In this series of works, “place your head on my shoulder,” “remember when,” and “grounding caresses,” TAP members ask what it means to live through survival and joy and answer with three exhibits. To leave a record for the times to come.

In the studio

We are excited to be collaborating with the Parkdale Women's Leadership Group and the Community Safety Committee for Mutual Aid Parkdale on a series of workshops that will translate their safety workshops into open-access zines for community use.

In the blog

Dear community and collaborators, we’ve been holding much grief, rage, and hope for a better world as the movement for Black liberation continues to grow.

Who is The Public?

We are a group of activists and creatives invested in making a more beautiful and just world. We work collaboratively to deliver work that is creatively, emotionally, and intellectually uplifting, that challenges oppressive ideas, and that empowers people to pursue real change.

Who is The Public?

We are a group of activists and creatives invested in making a more beautiful and just world. We work collaboratively to deliver work that is creatively, emotionally, and intellectually uplifting, that challenges oppressive ideas, and that empowers people to pursue real change.

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58 Lansdowne Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 2V9

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