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Kitchener-Waterloo: a guidebook from memory was published in 2016 by Robert Motum and Madeline Samms with the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. 

The text is the culmination of a year-long community art project which asked residents of Kitchener and Waterloo to submit memories connected to places in the Region. Part tourist guide; part art book; part essay; part performance - the map invites residents of KW to explore the region through the eyes of their neighbours. 

The book is available for free in e-book form here, or can be purchased as a softcover for $20 by emailing It can be found in libraries, and some retailers, throughout Kitchener-Waterloo.

Are you an artist interested in the 'guidebooks from memory' project, with connections to a community in Canada? We would love to hear from you! 


Press about the Project:

CBC Radio
Waterloo Record

Kitchener Post

University of Waterloo


Sarah Sammis

Good Reads

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