Arts-based participatory research approach: potential for exploring Asian-Canadian youth identities through an intersectionality lens

  • Khanlou, Nazilla (PI)
  • Santos, Luísa (Researcher)
  • Davidson, Deborah (Researcher)
  • Nunes, Fernando (Researcher)
  • Seto Nielsen, Lisa (Researcher)
  • Skop, M. (Researcher)
  • Zangeneh, Masood (Researcher)

Project Details


This project aims at applying arts-based methodologies to explore Asian-Canadian youth identities in Canada. The main research question is: if and how are art-based research methods relevant in exploring hyphenated youth cultural and migrant identities in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada’s largest and diverse metropolitan setting? Youth participants were introduced to visual arts (Self Portraits and Relational Maps), and to drama (Readers’ Theatre) - two arts-based methodologies considered effective methods for individual level of identity exploration. A key objective was to receive feedback from youth participants on the effectiveness and relevance of such tools in exploring their Asian-Canadian identities.
Short titleArts-based participatory research approach
Effective start/end date1/11/191/05/21

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • Arts-based participatory research approach
  • Youth identities
  • Asian-Canadian
  • Intersectionality


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