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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.


WATERSHED+ The Dynamic Environment Lab – Call for Artists

October 22nd, 2015

The Watershed+ Lab is a concept that immerses artists within the Watershed+ program, with the intent to support critical thinking, shared knowledge and to bring contemporary artists’ practices into the work of the UEP Department. This issues-based Lab encourages artists to explore and experiment in response to the context of Calgary’s water management system and the city.

The Dynamic Environment Lab includes a funded program week, based in Calgary, providing artists the opportunity to research, learn and then to submit a concept proposal based on the experiences and interactions gained during the time spent in Calgary.

This Lab has grown from previous Watershed+ initiatives – UEP staff laboratories, artist residencies, permanent and temporary projects – aiming to renew and strengthen emotional connections between Calgarians and their watershed.

To learn more about this opportunity please review WATERSHED+ Dynamic Lab call.