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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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    HOMEWORK II: LONG FORMS / SHORT UTOPIAS (Nov 8-10, 2013) + Livestream Archive

    We’re very pleased to announce Homework II: Long Forms / Short Utopias, a three-day conference and collaboratively-written publication that will aim to unfold the ways in which we construct, articulate, and practice ideas of micro-utopias, pop-up ideals, collaboration, and long-term social engagement in Ontario, across Canada, and abroad. The conference will build on our previous conference, Homework: […]

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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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Neighbourhood Spaces Interview with Artist-in-Residence Ariana Jacob

Next in the Neighbourhood Spaces (NS) mini-doc series is an interview with artist-in-residence Ariana Jacob. She has been staying with us at CIVIC Space for the past month, and we’ve been lucky enough to catch occasional glimpses into the work she’s been doing. As a Neighbourhood Spaces artist-in-residence, Ariana has been based in Windsor’s Unemployed Help Centre and Tecumseh Mall. She […]

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