Min Sook Lee describes the multimedia installation she helped to curate, Milagros for Migrants, as "an organic meeting of two artistic practices." We're having lunch at Oakham House Cafe on the campus of Ryerson University, where the exhibit is housed. To her left sits her artistic collaborator and academic advisor, Deborah Barndt. While we wait for salads, Barndt tells me that they have worked together in the past on similar projects, and have overlapping interests when it comes to academia and activism.
"We have a common passion for art and politics and thinking about how art can be used to educate and organize around migrant worker justice. I've done a lot of work around labour in the food system over the years," she says.