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Politics, Polis & Creativities: Creative Communities Commons Graduate Fellows presentations

Poster for CCC event on Feb 15 2024

Join the Creative Communities Commons (CCC) for a stimulating morning of short presentations by CCC’s inaugural group of Graduate Fellows, with respondents from a variety of disciplines and organizations.

The event will be chaired by CCC Co-Director Dr. Nasim Niknafs.


  • Upasana Bhattacharjee, PhD student, Faculty of Information: Street art, public transit and urban politics
  • Rayyan Dabbous, PhD student, Centre for Comparative Literatur: Political Toronto: The Board Game
  • Dela Farzanfar, PhD student, Department of Psychology: What can neuroscience teach us about creating healing environments?
  • Faizaan Khan, MSc student, Department of Geography & Planning: Malvern Memories: Navigating the displacement of cultural heritage value in Scarborough’s malls

About The Creative Communities Commons (CCC) Speaker Series  

An affiliated initiative of the School of Cities, the CCC exists to provide a node of open participation and the free exchange of intellectual resources and expertise among academia, the arts sector, community leaders, civil society, the private sector, and the public sector who share interest in:  

  • Arts and culture as a sector within every human community  
  • How the arts and culture sector interact with the other sectors in our communities (like the environment, housing, immigration, public health, and transportation)  
  • Connecting with others working and creating spaces for connection.