Varying Proximities write up in Calgary’s Avenue Magazine

July 12th, 2016

An article on Broken City Lab’s project Varying Proximities was recently published in Calgary’s Avenue Magazine.

To read the article Work of Art: River Signs by Katherine Ylitalo, click here


Varying Proximities was a result of the WATERSHED+ Artist Residency Program

For more information on Varying Proximities, please follow this link.

Dynamic Environment Lab Program Week

January 18th, 2016

Our Dynamic Environment Lab Program Week was full of great discussions and learnings, presentations and site visits, and we had a full house at our public event, Dynamic Environment: Complimentary Perspectives, at the National Music Centre.

We are grateful to those who participated and came out in support, thank you!

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Dynamic Environment Lab

January 7th, 2016

Our Dynamic Environment Lab Programming week starts Monday, 11 January. We are thrilled to welcome these artists, selected through our open Call for Artists:

Steve Gurysh, Tim Knowles, Becky Shaw, Stokley Towles, Peter Von Tiesenhausen, and Associate Artist Lane Shordee.

To join us if you can at this public event next Thursday evening, click here.

To read more on the Lab, see our previous post.


Varying Proximities – River Signs

December 7th, 2015

Last year 100 stormwater outfall signs were temporarily affixed along the Bow river. Subtext: River Signs playfully asks a series of questions aimed at encouraging Calgarians and visitors to think about the ways in which we individually and collectively experience our rivers.

The City of Calgary has recently added and installed more of Broken City Lab‘s River Signs along the Elbow and Bow rivers.


Photos Jared Sych

Mayor Urban Design Awards

November 6th, 2015

We’re delighted that Watershed+ received 2 of this year’s Calgary Mayor’s Urban Design Awards.

Lost Spaces Ideas competition in collaboration with Dtalks received the Conceptual/Theoretical Urban Design Projects


and in the Urban Fragments category, the Forest Lawn Lift station was awarded Honourable mention.