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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 […]

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    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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Scapegoat Journal 05 – Excess!!! (art is excess, artists are not excessive, art is not enough)

SCAPEGOAT: Architecture | Landscape | Political Economy is an independent, not-for-profit, bi-annual journal designed to create a context for research and development regarding design practice, historical investigation, and theoretical inquiry. Edited by friends like Adrian Blackwell, Adam Bobbette, Nasrin Himada, Jane Hutton, Marcin Kedzior, Chris Lee, Christie Pearson, and Etienne Turpin, SCAPEGOAT should be considered required reading. In the latest issue of  SCAPEGOAT, […]

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Desire and the City Day 1: The Results

This past Saturday, CIVIC Space saw the first session of Desire and the City, the first of a two-part design workshop created by our friend Kiki Athanassiadis. Kiki is interested in the potential that abandoned lots suggest, and since Windsor has many of them, there was an abundance of source material to pull from. She put […]

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Lots of cutting and taping at #desireandthecity . The next one is Sept. 14 from 1-4. #brokencitylab

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Redesigning our empty lots with vellum cutouts… super fun. #brokencitylab

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Brainstorming for Kiki’s design consultancy for abandoned lots with @joshuababcock. #brokencitylab

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Kiki is setting up for #desireandthecity, 1pm at CIVIC Space #brokencitylab

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