Here’s an article showcasing some stranger ideas for urban design. One in particular would certainly attract a college demographic.
A recent episode of BBC Click examined how various cities are harnessing data to solve transportation issues.
You can watch the clip here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0188869
From apps and websites which tell us when the next bus, train or plane will arrive to those which help find a free parking space, the amount of transport data generated in cities is ever-growing.
C4 presents SUSTAINABLE CITY, an arts event showcasing the everyday, unsung heroes of sustainable transportation in Calgary. Trains, bikes, boards, shoes; A to B without the automobile.
Musical acts from Jung People and The Tontos kicking off the night.
Featuring photography by Adrien Fortunato, Brendan McCabe, Chris Tait, Doug Springer, Pierre Quinn, and Stefan Legisa.
SUSTAINABLE CITY takes place Sat., May 11 @ the Satellite Gallery (343-11 Ave SW). Doors at 9PM. Band play at 10:30pm. $5 door
Wednesday, April 24th. 801 5th Ave NW – Screening starts at 8:30 PM
WRECK CITY is opening to the public next week. It’s a project that is transforming 11 houses set for demolition in to temporary venues for art, installations, and performances. WRECK CITY runs April 19 – 27, 2013, and the houses are located from 621 to 823 5th Ave NW.
As part of the WRECK CITY project, and teaming up with C4 (c4-yyc.tumblr.com) and YYC Mobile Movies (https://twitter.com/YYCmobileMovie), we’ll be screening the film Urbanized on the back of one of the houses (801 5th Ave). Urbanized is an excellent documentary exploring major initiatives in urban-design across the world.
You can watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/6jpN8kI0-pY
This screening is free to attend. There isn’t a lot of parking space in the area, so we are encouraging people to take public transit, bike up, or walk! The houses are very close to the Sunnyside station. To reach the houses – take 4th Avenue past Another Dimension comics, and follow the road as it loops to the left. Google map here: http://goo.gl/maps/m3hrB
The screening is taking place behind the house, and YYC Mobile Movies will be using human-power to project the film! Seating is a work in progress, but it’s just a backyard so bring a towel or tarp and we can all sit comfortably.
WRECK CITY is very close to its funding goal! Please help out: http://www.investyyc.com/projects/view/114
You can find more info about the project here: https://wreckcityproject.wordpress.com/
Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/528162353889049/
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The University’s Place In Calgary
Tuesday April 2nd, 6 PM – Science Theaters 145
In conjunction with the NDP club at the university, we present a discussion with Calgary Alderman Brian Pincott and David Couroux – a planner and professor at the U of C.
What role should the U of C play in Calgary? Should the University be more separate or more integrated in the city? What could be done to better join the U of C with the greater Calgary area?
Join the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/552885111422271/
Design Matters with Leon van Schaik
Wednesday, April 3rd, 6-7:30 PM – University of Calgary Downtown Campus (906 8 Avenue S.W.)
Leon van Schaik is Professor of Architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia, where he holds an Innovation Chair in practice-based research in design.
Leon promotes local and international architectural culture through practice-based research, focusing on creating and sustaining innovative communities of practice. In 2006 the General Division of the Order of Australia made him an Officer (AO) for his service to architecture as an academic, practitioner and educator, and to the community through involvement with a wide range of boards and organisations related to architecture, culture and the arts.
Join us for this year’s final Design Matters lecture as Leon explores Design Practice Research: how we release the ‘sealed cognitive research capital’ in established and successful creative practice.
Design Matters lecture qualify for AAA ongoing learning credits. Admission is free for students and $5 for non-students. For more information, click here
C4 proudly presents I’M TRYING TO BE A BETTER PERSON, an event celebrating the launch of the second installment of their zine publication, SEMAPHORE. The featured theme for this issue is entitled “THE CITY IS DEAD,” Featuring the musical talents of local favourite Ryan Von Hagen, and the darkroom photo artwork of YYCStreet’s Chris Tait and Pierre Quinn, Stefan Legisa and Cody Oliver. The event will showcase classic analog photography with an in-the-darkroom feel, offering a small glimpse of the work that goes into developing and printing from negatives.
I’M TRYING TO BE A BETTER PERSON takes place Fri., Mar 29 @ the Satellite Gallery (343 11 Ave SW). Doors at 8:30PM. $5 door, free for UAS and Urban CSA members.
C4-yyc.tumblr.com to stay up to date.
June 3rd, 7:00 PM – Location TBA
Devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003 as a place for designers, developers and architects to meet, network and show their work in public, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in over 550 cities around the world. The format is simple: speakers present 20 slides each, for 20 seconds per slide.
More information on previous and upcoming nights can be found here: http://www.calgaryculture.com/pkn