Humainologie a unique social enterprise storefront located just off 17th Ave, as well as a multi-media production company and not-for-profit. It was introduced by the Calgary Centre for Global Community with the intention of expanding their audience and raising awareness around discrimination against marginalized communities through film and art. Humainologie’s mission is to spread empathy, increase inclusion and reduce discrimination through the art of storytelling.
The Humainologie storefront features art from local artists and students, photographic journalism from the Humans of Calgary movement, and films by Humainologie. At their downtown storefront, you can also shop a number of sustainable brands and products that all contribute to the community in a unique way. Check out brands like Club Carousel, which is an apparel brand created by Calgary Pride that celebrates Calgary’s queer history. They also carry The Giving Keys, a social enterprise that has created over 160,000 hours of work for people transitioning out of homelessness.
Since 2015, Humainologie has produced more than 30 short films, with over 20 film festival selections, and nearly a dozen awards globally. Humainologie’s films are often made in collaboration with organizations who share similar missions. For example, in 2017, They created seven short films for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights exhibit, “Our Canada, My Story.” They have created several other short films, all featuring stories of inclusion, empathy and identity. They tell stories of refugees and their journey to Canada, non-confirming gender identities and gender transition, those living day-to-day with a disability and more.
Shop Humainologie Online
Although their downtown storefront is currently closed due to the government-mandated restrictions, you can shop their product and curated seasonal sets at humainologie.myshopify.com. You can also find a variety of films, podcasts, blogs and more at humainologie.com
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