Watershed+ Lab Artists at Doors Open Calgary

September 11th, 2017

The Dynamic Environment Lab artists will be presenting works in two City of Calgary locations for Doors Open Calgary on the 23rd of September.

In the City’s Logistics A Warehouse the artists Steve Gurysh, Tim Knowles, Becky Shaw, Peter von Tiesenhausen, and Stokley Towles, along with subject matter experts from The City of Calgary Water Resources and the Warehouse, will guide tours through a section of the building, highlighting the significance of this space in servicing the city and demonstrate the diversity of professions, skills, and knowledge in Water Services.

The Logistics A Warehouse is a critical site for maintaining and operating Calgary. It provides the necessary resources to service, repair and maintain the city infrastructure. Many of the items in the Warehouse are unseen above ground, including valves, pipes and other critical spares for the water infrastructure.

For booking and tour hours, visit http://www.doorsopenyyc.org/businesses/city-calgary-logistics-warehouse/

In Glenmore Water Treatment Plant, artist Stokley Towles will present the performance he has been developing over the last year. The artist has spent many days shadowing and interviewing Water Services crew members who repair the city water and drainage systems. He gathered their stories into a performance that explores the challenges of spending a career working in a hole.

Performances will start at 11:00 and 1:30, and are approximately 45 minutes. For more info follow this link: http://www.doorsopenyyc.org/businesses/glenmore-water-treatment-plant/

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