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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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DIY Community for Youth – A Great Model for Learning Independently

This is a bit of an unusual post I suppose, but something about this resource, DIY.org, struck a chord with me. Independent learning can be an incredible way for people to acquire skills outside of or alongside traditional education. An issue that seems to be gaining popularity in the discourse around traditional education is the […]

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PHD: A New Two-Week Program at Civic Space in March

While we are busy ironing out the details of our final project at CIVIC Space (more details on this soon), we are pleased to announce a smaller interstitial project called PHD, standing for Purely Hypothetical Development. The idea for PHD came out of a conversation we had over a coffee one afternoon around art and education, […]

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In Calgary: Absence & Science

Our trip continues in Calgary. We’re keeping track of unconnected details and losing track of time. We’re wondering about missing information. Are there gaps and absences waiting for us, or do these things wait for no one? We’re inundated with time and arrows. The infrastructure is massive and the number of human hours spent anticipating, […]

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In Calgary: Sidewalk, Storm, San(itation), Water Standard Operating Procedure Manuals

We (Josh, Hiba, and Justin) are back in Calgary continuing work on the Watershed+ residency project. Our studio for the week is the Crew Shack, a converted trailer. There are remnants of past crews in the cabinet. We’ve been working together and apart at a range of different speeds since the summer and this residency […]

The Gap: Ira Glass on Taste and Skills

This Ira Glass interview has been around for a bit now, but video artist Daniel aka “Frohelocke” has put together visuals to accompany a portion of Ira’s interview. It’s kind of brief, but it’s a lovely reminder about the process of artistic growth and how we have internal tools to measure our own skill development. […]

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Upcoming 16mm Filmmaking Workshops with Mobile Frames Resident Daïchi Saïto

Mobile Frames is pleased to announce our first series of FREE 16mm workshops, conducted by Montréal-based filmmaker in residence Daïchi Saïto, February 13th, 15th and 16th. The workshops are completely FREE and open to Windsor / Detroit residents. Spaces are limited! Registration is required. To register, contact: mobileframes@live.com For more information visit: http://mobileframes.org/ “Introduction to […]

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