The Storefront Residencies for Social Innovation: Launching June 11, 2010
For 30 days, this project will call on over 25 different artists, writers, designers, restauranteurs, musicians, architects, archivists, and other interested parties to occupy a space in downtown Windsor for up to one month in June and July 2010 to attempt to intervene with the everyday realities of skyrocketing vacancy rates, failing economic strategies, and a place in need of new imagination.
We’ve been planning this for months, and we’re incredibly excited to see it finally launch this Friday, June 11, 2010.
Michelle will be posting constantly for the next month, and we’ll be noting the open and close times for each day soon. In the meantime, feel free to download the entire schedule in PDF.
The Schedule: All projects take place in either 406, 410 or 424 Pelissier Street in downtown Windsor.
June 10 – 13
June 17 – 20
June 25 – July 11
How To Make a Documentary: Live documentation of the residency in its entirety/video editing workshops.
June 11 –17
The Breakroom: A Profit-Free Cafe and Lunch.
June 11 – 21
Creation of an interior urban green park.
June 11 – 21
A series of actions and tactics challenging Windsor-specific Non-Places.
Julie René de Cotret & Jefferson Campbell-Cooper
June 11 – 23
The Peoples Museum & Fabulations de Windsor: Bilingual community-based story telling and story gathering.
June 11 – July 8
Norman Eberstein: An interactive, live performance involving surveillance cameras and a security guard at work.
June 13 – 19
June 14 – 25
The Sweater Factory: process-based performance involving the unraveling and re-assembly of sweaters.
(Department of Unusual Certainties)
June 15 – July 11
Storefront Success Stories: Based on admiration for the local shopkeeper, the project aims to create new connections, knowledge, and theories between Windsor’s different businesses, people, and sites of productivity.
Kero (Windsor, ON / Detroit, MI)
June 17 – 20
An interactive motion-sensored installation engaging outside pedestrians and interior viewers.
Leesa Bringas (Windsor, ON)
June 18 – 30
Collaborative letter-writing campaign to vacant homes on Indian Road.
Stephen Surlin (Windsor, ON
June 20 – 29
An experimenting / prototyping / recording research phase for the collecting of urban sounds through contact microphones.
Terre Chartrand, Garth Rennie, Zoey Heath, Phil Beaudoin
June 20 – 27
A visual exchange between Kitchener-Waterloo and Windsor: a ride down the highway dialog through photographic and sound experience.
June 22 – July 1
June 30, 7pm (opening)
Community-shaped, Interactive Interior garden space.
June 23 – 26
Multimedia installation using process-based research of the Detroit-Windsor bridge and tunnel which cross the Detroit River.
June 24 – 30
Storefront projection installation using Google Street View stills of Windsor.
Denise St Marie
June 25 – 27
Talk To Strangers: a text-based outdoor window installation.
Ayesha Drouillard & Nicolette Westfall
June 27, 28, July 4, 5 (workshops), July 7-8 (show)
IMAGINATION LAB: walk-in art workshops for kids accompanied by their caregivers.
Merry Ellen Scully Mosna
June 28 – 29
Portraits, Pies and Peace: Sunday afternoon discussions, and sharing of homemade pie, plus some drawing and painting.
June 28 – July 1
Interactive Light Board Window Installation.
June 28 – July 2
Donation-based in-store training to improve gambling skills – geared towards subverting the economy in Windsor.
Doodle Heads: Elizabeth Prosser & Nicolette Westfall
June 29, 30 (workshops),
July 1-July 3 (show)
Graffiti Workshops and Showing.
June 29 – July 11
Invention and Solution Hub (ISH): ongoing brainstorming and mapping activity.
June 30 – July 2
Pro-Click Factory: digital, interactive open-mic nights. An evening lecture and their techniques for cultivating the best YouTube videos.
July 1 – 11
Bell Payphone Labs: PL1999 and GMBLL. Payphone intervention workshops.
And And Collective
July 3 – 11
The Amalgamated City of W: Imagined merging of Windsor and Waterloo through campaign office meetings, consultations and presentations.
July 5 – 8
Border Bookmobile: A reading station.
July 5 – 10
Multiple public Interventions based on analysis of debt-accumulation, poverty, city-beautification, and community engagement.