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    Varying Proximities: A New Series of Works by Broken City Lab

    For the past year or so, we’ve been working on a residency with Watershed+ in Calgary, Alberta. Watershed+ is a unique public art residency program that creates a climate of opportunity for water initiatives to build an emotional connection between people and Calgary’s watershed. Our task was to embed ourselves within the Water Centre (and Calgary […]

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    The Best of Awards: A Celebration of Windsor Documented

    Earlier this month we held an event to celebrate both the closing of Civic Space–our storefront workspace project generously funded by The Ontario Trillium Foundation–and the people who make Windsor such a unique place to live. This project called upon the residents of Windsor to nominate someone they knew for a “Best of” award in […]

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    Flagged For Review Launch & Open Studio and Social Practice Pot Luck

    Can you believe it’s already almost the end of April? We’ve been working out in Vancouver on a new project since January and it’s been an amazing experience, we’ve met so many incredible new friends, we’ve got to dig into our work face to face again, and we’ve got to make a bunch of new […]

  • The Best of Awards (May 8th)

    The Best of Awards: Join us Thursday, May 8th at 6pm!

    Thursday, May 8th at 6pm – CIVIC Space (411 Pelissier Street, Windsor, Ontario) First and foremost, we want to give a huge thanks to everyone who made a nomination for the Best of Awards and helped uncover the things that make Windsor such a unique place to live. Also, thank you so much for your patience. We had […]

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    Flagged For Review: Projecting Forward (Wish List) Projections on the Burrard Bridge

    Above: Caitlin and Lois exchanging answers to a series of fill-in-the-blank questions We’re currently artists in residence at the Burrard Marina Field House, aka the Contemporary Art Gallery‘s Field House Studio and our work continues until the end of April. Our four month project, Flagged for Review is based on imagining the symbolic and lived potential of a city. We’re wondering […]

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    The Best of Awards

    We know that a city is more than just buildings, roads, political decisions, pools, telephone poles, and parks. We know that it’s all of the little things that make this city great, or better yet, it’s all the little things that so many people we know do for us, knowingly or not, every day that […]

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    Vancouver: Flagged for Review

    Since January, we’ve been in residence at the Burrard Marina Field House, and our work continues until the end of April. Our four month project, Flagged for Review is exploring the Contemporary Art Gallery‘s Field House Studio’s physical site and its relation to current perceptions of the city rooted in initiated conversations surrounding critical social and political […]

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Spencer Finch: The River That Flows Both Ways

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIjV5yBxbLc&feature=player_embedded Inspired by the Hudson River, The River That Flows Both Ways is a project by Spencer Finch that documents a 700-minute (11 hours, 40 minutes) journey on the river in a single day. On June 12, 2008, from a tugboat drifting on Manhattan’s west side and past the High Line, Finch photographed the river’s surface […]

Eric Boucher Micro-Residency Iteration 2/5

Yesterday afternoon, Eric Boucher came to the School of Visual Arts to interview my friend and fellow Windsor-based artist, Lucy Howe, for his ongoing Micro-Residency with Broken City Lab. Each BCL fellow will be introducing Eric to a person whom he has never met. Eric then will be interviewing each person exclusively on the topic of […]

Commanding: Urban Signs

Commanding is a group of artists/educators/students at NYU who hope to create a dialogue about the changing environments in which they live. They post signs based on simple computer commands that relate directly to the gentrification, development and hopefully preservation of the neighborhoods that we interact with everyday. A really basic idea, but quite effective […]

Little People: Tiny Street Art

Little People is a project by Slinkachu, a street artist based out of London. The works are often (literally) little scenarios ranging between the fantastic and the banal. These images in particular are from a recent installation entitled, What brings us together and what keeps us apart, in Grottaglie, Italy, which was part of the Fame […]

Monday Night Research: Lightbulbs & Lists

We spent another Monday night at BCL HQ planning out this Windsor-Detroit hyper-local tourism idea and doing some basic research for another upcoming project. We all have some homework to do, but things are moving along nicely on a number of projects, and with the semester winding down, things should be able to push ahead […]

Marc Owens’ Avatar Machine

I saw this project in one of its earlier iterations and had kind of lost track of it, but I was recently reminded of it through a Tweet fromDoug Coupland (he had referred to another project on the same page). Avatar Machine by Marc Owens is a wearable system which replicates the aesthetics and visuals […]

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