Accommodations & Details on Attending Homework

Homework: Infrastructures & Collaboration in Social Practices is just two months away and we’ll be announcing a lot of information around the conference schedule and activities in the coming weeks.

First though, we wanted to post some information for those of you traveling from out of town.


Group Rates

We have secured a group rate for anyone attending Homework to stay at one of three hotels in Windsor’s downtown core. If you book the room, please note that you would like the Broken City Lab Homework Conference rate. This group rate is only valid until September 19th, 2011.

Hilton Windsor: $115 per room, per night, $11 self parking per car, per night or $21 valet parking per car, per night.

Windsor Riverside Inn (formerly the Radisson): $105 per room, per night, $10 self parking per car, per night.

Travelodge Hotel: $89 per room, per night, $10 self parking per car, per night.

Details on Attending

Schedule & Location:

The conference panel discussion schedule will be detailed in forthcoming posts, but as an overview: Day 1, October 21, will be made up of panel discussions from selected participants, and Day 2, October 22, will be a series of group discussions led by our Keynotes.

The conference will be held on the University of Windsor’s main campus for both days of the conference. Once we finalize our space reservation, we will send out another email noting the exact location.

Please check-in between 8:30am and 9:30am on Friday, October 21st. The conference will begin at 10am sharp.

What to Bring:

Information on your project to share with other conference goers, your passport (if you want to travel to Detroit), and a sense of curiosity. Also, feel free to bring cameras, audio, and video recorders to document the conference — we may want to include these on our website and in the pages of our Homework publication.


Getting to and from Windsor:

Driving is recommended if you have a vehicle and are within driving distance since Windsor is a ‘car-friendly’ town. However, there are several options besides driving:

-Windsor does have an airport, so you can fly into Windsor directly.

-From the US you can fly into Detroit and take a shuttle to Canada (check prices and availability first:

-From anywhere in Canada you can also take to Via Rail, or Greyhound bus service to Windsor.

How to get around once you are here:

You can get around town by car, bicycle, or bus.

The Windsor Transit bus systems routes and schedules are available here:

Car rental (inexpensive on weekends):

Crossing the Border:

If you want to cross the border, you will need your passport. There is a tunnel bus that departs from Transit Windsor’s downtown terminal that’s quite convenient if you need / want to cross the border.

And finally, make sure you register to attend:

Homework: Infrastructures & Collaboration in Social Practices is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the University of Windsor’s School of Visual Arts, and our community partner the Art Gallery of Windsor.

City Share Conference in Chattanooga

We’re packing up and heading down to Chattanooga, Tennessee tomorrow to attend CreateHere‘s City Share Mini Conference.

What the conference is all about:

“City Share is a conference for seeding innovative projects.We bring great minds from across disciplines together in Chattanooga, Tennessee to teach, share, plan, and change. The result? International knowledge-sharing; a growing network of change-makers; and organizations across the world better equipped to serve cities, for one, for all.”

We’re excited to catch up with our friends from CreateHere (who visited us back in November), and also to meet a ton of new people. I’m quite sure we’re going to be very inspired — just check out some of the other participants.

As we continue to work on our projects, our research, and our practice, it’s really great to continue to get to know other people who aren’t necessarily working as an arts collective, but are attempting to do some of the same things we are — namely, re-imagining creative activity in response to a place.

Snow, LEDs, Flights, Fill-in-the-blanks, Proofs, and Postcards

Meeting twice in a week is awesome. I can’t say that enough. So much time makes us way more productive and makes it a lot easier to be OK with not having everyone there all the time.

First on the list, doing some really, really quick tests of the potential of embedding LEDs in ice or snow. We know, it’ll probably kill the battery and potentially the LEDs themselves, but we have some ideas that might make that worthwhile.

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Conflux 2009 Day 2


Day 2 of our trek to New York was filled with excellent adventures, some more great lectures, and lots of discussion. It was amazing to get to see some of the artists we’ve talked about before right here on the blog, and it continued to inform what we were continuing to try to define as our collective practice.

It’s already been five days since these pictures were taken, so I hope you’ll excuse my poor memory for some of what we saw.

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Conflux 2009 Day 1


We’re in New York for Conflux 2009 and we’re participating as part of Conflux City! We spent the first day catching up on some sleep, then venturing out into the city and touching base at Conflux HQ. There were a number of presentations we wanted to see, all of which helped us to start articulating some bigger questions we’ve been having about our own practice lately.

We’re scrambling right now to finish up our prep for our Algorithmic Subway Adventure at noon today (Sunday), so more details in the next posts later.

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