Category Archives: Creativity in the City

Strip Appeal – International Design Competition

As Postdoctoral Fellow at the City-Region Studies Centre I am currently curating an international design competition to re-imagine the strip mall. News about the competition recently made the front page of the Edmonton Journal where they covered a submission to … Continue reading

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The Aesthetics of the Strip Mall

I am currently researching the architecture and aesthetics of Strip Malls for the design competition I am launching in collaboration with the City-Region Studies Centre (see previous post for details). The design competition will ask for submissions to reinvent the … Continue reading

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Suburbia Interviewed

“The suburbs can go toward death – or life. We will have decay if we do the same old things. We need to reimagine a sustainable future. Car-centered development is going to kill us. We need to work for walkable … Continue reading

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My Winnipeg at La Maison Rouge

  This summer, la maison rouge (Paris) is launching a new series of exhibitions focusing on the arts scene in major provincial cities. The first of these cities will be Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba in Canada. At a time … Continue reading

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Unbuilding Detroit

In Unbuilding Detroit, a Falling Tree production for BBC radio 4, producer Eleanor McDowall explores how abandoned buildings and structures, and entropic processes of decomposition and decay, are providing the materials for artists to re-imagine Detroit. Unfortunately it’s no longer available … Continue reading

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Sound Recording Tutorial from Wildlife Sound Recordist John Acorn

I thought I would share the first experimental attempts of John Acorn (University of Alberta) and I to find the best way to record a walking interview whilst also capturing the surrounding sound-environment. The following sound file acts as an … Continue reading

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155 Freeman: Triple Canopy, Light Industry, Public School

I don’t normally like to advertise but this is a great project worth supporting if you have a few bucks to spare: For Video: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/triplecanopy/155-freeman-triple-canopy-light-industry-public-sc/widget/video.html “This September, three New York-based nonprofits—Triple Canopy, an online magazine, Light Industry, a cinema, and The Public … Continue reading

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Be Creative: Precarious Labour in Art and Cultural Worlds

I wont be in town for this but I would love to hear a recording or read someone else’s take on proceedings if anyone is going and wants to share: PUBLIC LECTURE ‘Critical Perspectives on Creative Labour’ Professor Angela McRobbie … Continue reading

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Understanding the Creative City Through New Digital Mapping Technologies

Human geographer Dr. Chris Brennan-Horley is visiting Edmonton next week and is giving a presentation at the City-Region Study Centre entitled: Where is creativity in the city? Understanding the creative city through new digital mapping technologies   Chris Brennan-Horley asks us to … Continue reading

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Urban Undercurrents

Friend of Experimental Geography in Practice Adeola Enigbokan, of archivingthecity, will be participating in Urban Undercurrents part of the Urban Festival organized by The New School. If you are in or visiting New York come out on the evening of April 21 (Thursday) … Continue reading

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