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, and whether one necessarily needs the other or not. Is a post-secondary institution the appropriate place to develop an art practice, or is it really just all hypothetical, or worse yet, is it even hypothetical enough?
So, in the spirit of experimentation and inquiry, we are launching PHD, a two week program where we invite four participants (the boundaries are intentionally vague here) to work at CIVIC Space during the first two weeks of March. Together these people will explore ideas, trajectories of thought, impossibilities, margins, peculiarities, relationships, and they will share their findings with the others working in the space. The developments will be hypothetical; there might not be outcomes, but this brief burst of concentrated thinking is bound to produce something unexpected.
Participants at the end of this program will present their ideas and earn their “PHD”.
Applications are open. Those interested in participating in PHD can email Sara Howie at sara[at]brokencitylab[dot]org or click on the link above. Please include your name, a brief description of a project you would like to hypothetically develop, and a little bit about your interests.
Applications close February 28th and those chosen will be informed shortly afterwords.
Meet, Greet, & Eat with local and visiting Neighbourhood Spaces (NS) Artists-in-Residence
Friday, August 9th from 7 – 9PM, as part of Windsor’s Downtown Culture Crawl @ Civic Space (411 Pelissier Street, Windsor, Ontario)
You are invited to meet five of the ten artists selected for Neighbourhood Spaces (NS), Windsor & Region’s new socially-engaged artist residency program. Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), NS is a partnership between Broken City Lab (BCL), Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) and the City of Windsor. Stop in Broken City Lab’s CIVIC SPACE, enjoy a bite to eat and learn about the artists, their residency projects and the NS Program.
NS Artists in Attendance:
Arturo Herrera (Windsor, ON) @ Migrant Workers Community Program, Leamington
Ariana Jacob (Portland, OR) @ Unemployed Help Center & Tecumseh Mall (select dates)
Lisa Lipton (Halifax, NS) @ Atkinson Skate Park
Kenneth MacLeod (Windsor, ON) @ Sandwich Teen Action Group & Windsor Youth Centre
Dan McCafferty (Windsor, ON) @ Ford City Neighbourhood
Food and light refreshments will be provided and Arturo Herrera will be making his famous handmade tortillas.
To learn more about Neighbourhood Spaces (NS), the artists and their projects, visit: www.acwr.net/ns or www.brokencitylab.org/ns Follow the program on the NS Blog & like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.
Alana Bartol, Program Coordinator
Neighbourhood Spaces: Windsor & Region Artist in Residence Program
A partnership between “The Collaborative” : Arts Council – Windsor & Region, Broken City Lab and The City of Windsor. This program is made possible through the generous financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Starting this week, March 4, we’ll be open every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 12pm – 6pm! These hours will continue into the spring, so come by and hang out with us. Also coming up this week:
MONDAY, MARCH 4th – ACWR Sketch Night with Jason Sturgill and Dave Kant
All are welcome to attend and sketch alongside Portland’s Jason Sturgill and Windsor tattoo artist Dave Kant. The goal of the night is to explore Windsor imagery and create the flash sets for the upcoming free tattoo event Windsor is Forever, happening on Thursday, March 7 at CIVIC Space (411 Pelissier). This event is part of Arts Council Windsor & Region‘s Sketch Night Series.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5th – Meet Jason Sturgill
Residents are encouraged to come and meet Jason Sturgill in person from 12pm-6pm on Tuesday, March 5th at CIVIC Space (411 Pelissier). Jason is interested in hearing about your favourite places, objects, and people in this great city!
OPEN: Discussing Financial Precarity and Alternative Economies
Featuring a panel discussion with Professor Jeff Noonan and members of Broken City Lab, with an art installation by Michael DiRisio.
Questions such as what caused the global recession and how can we effect change will be asked in an open format, with an emphasis on collaborative thought and horizontal discussion. An exhibition of installation and video work by University of Windsor MFA candidate Michael DiRisio, who will be moderating, will provide a greater context for the talk.
The event is free and open to the public, and there will be refreshments.
Thursday Nov. 1, 7 p.m.
Mackenzie Hall, Main Gallery
3277 Sandwich Street, Windsor