Varying Proximities Magazine Article

November 20th, 2014

Karin Olafson has written a nice article in Avenue Magazine about WATERSHED+ Artist in Residence, Broken City Lab and their work VARYING PROXIMITIES.

To read the article click here


For more information about VARYING PROXIMITIES please see

City Hall School

November 13th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that we have been invited to participate in this week’s City Hall School, we are very excited to talk about Watershed+ and some of the artists’ works this morning!

“Citizenship and municipal governance come alive at City Hall School as students and teachers spend a week at the municipal building. City Hall School is a week-long, custom designed educational program for all Calgary students in grades three to twelve and is delivered in partnership with The City of Calgary’s Community & Neighbourhood Services and Campus Calgary.”


November 13th, 2014

We are delighted to post that the WATERSHED+ bus tour, coordinated by Esker Foundation, was a huge success! Many thanks to all who participated!

Esker Foundation and representatives from The City of Calgary and the WATERSHED+ program presented a behind the scenes tour of Calgary’s water management systems and public art projects spearheaded by the WATERSHED+ program. This guided tour provided opportunities to meet City of Calgary engineers and scientists alongside artists such as Sans façon. For more information on Esker Foundation, please visit:

Avenue Magazines Top 40 under 40

November 5th, 2014

Congratulations to WATERSHED+ Lead Artist Sans façon for making it on Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2014!

Photograph by Erin Brooke Burns.


To read the Avenue Magazine interview with Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc; click here

Installation of Broken City Lab’s Project Varying Proximities

October 15th, 2014

Photos from the installation of Broken City Lab’s project VARYING PROXIMITIES (Subtext: River Signs). This project was produced as part of the WATERSHED+ Artist in Residency program where collective Broken City Lab (Windsor, ON) spent parts of the past year researching and developing projects around Calgary’s watershed.

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The Artist in Residency program is part of The City of Calgary’s innovative and groundbreaking WATERSHED+ public art program, hosted by the Utilities and Environmental Protection (UEP) department. WATERSHED+ creatively renews the relationship between Calgarians and the Bow River watershed, embedding artists, and more specifically, their creative process within UEP core activities and the Calgary watershed.