Wednesday, 23 October 2013

This week's talks

The first one is the Watershed+ artist in residence Rachel Duckhouse who will be talking about her work with the City of Calgary's Watershed + program. She will be joined for the talk by Twyla Hutchison, a Water Resources Engineer with Infrastructure Planning at the City of Calgary. Twyla is involved with river monitoring and forecasting, emergency response planning, design of erosion control and emergency mitigation as well as other development in the river valley. Together they will talk about Rachel’s work, data representation, collaboration between engineers and artists and complementarities of disciplines.

Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty of Environmental Design
Kasian Gallery, Room 2145
Professional Faculties building, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

For the other talk we are very pleased to welcome Kevin Robert Perry from Urban Rain|Design for his first public presentation in Calgary. We first came across his work in a post in Pruned. Kevin will present his approach to green infrastructure visioning and planning developed through experience at the City of Portland’s Sustainable Stormwater Program. His innovative techniques to retrofit the urban fabric with sustainable stormwater management uses the landscape to not only manage stormwater, but to also create highly successful urban spaces.

Date: Friday 25th October
Time:: Coffee and pastries from 7.30, talk from 8 till 8.45 AM
Location: Bow Room @ the Water Centre
625 25 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4K8

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Urban Künste Ruhr

We've been invited by OSA Office for Subversive Architecture and Urban Künste Ruhr to be part of the Urban Lights Rhur Symposium, alongside the nice company of Marco Canevacci (Plastique Fantastique), Jan ehlen (RaumZeitPiraten), Alexander Stublic, and Mona El Khafif (CCA URBANlab).

A very nice series of presentations and discussions, looking forward to the rest of the day.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

BOW FLOW - Rachel Duckhouse Exhibition

Join us at the Kasian Gallery on Thursday October 24 @ 6.00 for the reception of Rachel Duckhouse's exhibition BOW FLOW! Rachel will be talking about her work and the reception will continue after.

Rachel has been working as an artist in residence through the Watershed+ program for the past year; she has had the privilege of working closely with the City's Water Resources', Water Services', and the Parks' staff and has developed something truly special. Among the works in progress is the pen and ink drawing diptych Bow Flow(2013), that maps sections of Calgary's Bow River as it travels through a treatment plant, and irrigation canal, and various bridges. By depicting only the water above ground and omitting surrounding architecture, Rachel reveals how the river adapts to creates a system around city infrastructure.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Tomorrow we're heading to Saskatoon for a new project. We're looking forward to the drive through the Prairie and to exploring this city for a couple of days. More on the project soon...