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Free Home University: Experimenting with Learning

by Musagetes A project of Loop House (Lecce, IT) and Musagetes, curated by Alissa Firth-Eagland, Luigi Negro, and Alessandra Pomarico, Free Home University (FHU) is a pedagogical experiment grounded in experiencing life and creativity in common. FHU is a response to the need to generate new ways of sharing and creating knowledge. Created in collaboration with a...
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Nunavut in Venice

by cheyanne turions Fifteen years ago now, the territory of Nunavut was formed, the result of an arduous land claims negotiation that stands as a laudable attempt to reckon the practice of settler colonialism with the reality of Aboriginal title. The expanse of Nunavut—nearly two million square kilometres—is now under Indigenous rule while maintaining federation...
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Manifesta 10

by cheyanne turions This June, the 10th edition of the Manifesta Biennale opened in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since its beginning, the Biennale has been itinerant, typically unfolding in peripheral European cities or contested regions. Prioritizing processes of research as a tool for embedding the event in specific local contexts, the concept of each edition reflects upon...
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Touch, Material, Change: A Week in Alberta

By Alissa Firth-Eagland   "The neglect of touch, smell, and taste (and to some extent, hearing) in visual culture descends particularly, of course, from art history, and generally, from the tendency to dismiss the proximal senses as inferior that underpins Western thought. To include sense experience in our cultural analysis, we need to revisit the...
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From our Blog

Dawn of the Anthropocene: Livestream melting ice sculpture Sept. 21

An artistic intervention on the occasion of the Peoples’ Climate March and the Climate Summit  (New York City). This event has now ended. See below for the time lapse. On September 21, 2014, artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese present Dawn of the Anthropocene a large-scale ice sculpture of the words “The Future.” The sculpture...
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The Walrus Talks Resilience

How cities and communities build themselves to thrive through difficult times Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W, Toronto Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:30 P.M. Tickets: Members $17 | Public $20 | Students $12 Purchase tickets here Are you interested in ideas about how cities can not only grow and develop but also flourish?...
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Social Innovation & Resilience in Cities series launch with Chiara Camponeschi

Cities for People and Social Innovation Generation (SiG) National are very pleased to announce the launch of a new online series, Social Innovation & Resilience in Cities. Together we will examine the critical issues affecting our built environment and our lived experience in urban spaces. Both Cities for People and SiG are keen to explore how we...
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Artist Roundtable with Mark Prier

Mark Prier, artist John English, historian Rosemarie De Clerck-Floate, scientist and Gordon Knox, museum director Thursday, September 11, 7pm Musagetes’ Office @ 6 Dublin Street South, Guelph Free admission Are you curious about what goes on behind the scenes when an artist develops a project? Are you keen to discover how art can connect the...
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Articles from SPACING

La reconversion pas à pas de l’avenue Shamrock, un projet consensuel

De Time-Square au marché Jean-Talon La prolifération de petites placettes éphémères en bordure de rue, plus connues sous le nom de parklets, est habituellement l’affaire d’interventions estivales ou temporaires. Il y a quelques années, il était audacieux d’investir quelques places de stationnement avec du mobilier temporaire et une animation. Cette action est désormais intégrée dans […]

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La leçon de Bois-Franc

On appelait ça l’avant-garde À la fin des années 1980, le nec plus ultra de l’urbanisme — c’était avant l’agriculture urbaine, les placottoirs et les installations éphémères en conteneurs recyclés — s’appelait le Nouvel urbanisme. Si vous n’êtes pas un professionnel de l’aménagement, vous saurez désormais que le Nouvel urbanisme est un mouvement né il y […]

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Pop-Up City Hall: Exploring New Ways to Engage

In October 2012, Vancouver City Council approved forming a Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force to give recommendations on how to increase Vancouverites’ sense of belonging and inclusion, deepen their electoral engagement, and address frustrations about access to municipal decision-making. The Task Force was a 2011 campaign promise of Vision Vancouver, the political party represented by […]

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Adding a bike to your urban mobility tool kit

Unlike some of the best-established cycling cities, North American transportation cycling culture is still growing and maturing — every year we have more eager, and often nervous, new riders with varying levels of skill in traffic. With a relatively young bike culture, limited bike-specific infrastructure (bike lanes, etc.), a gap in bike education, and a […]

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