How We Live In Cities
The Corridor Collective
 
is a not for profit arts organization that responds to population and climate change with art and ecology projects.

Projects in progress:

How We Live In Cities
SPOT GARDENS

About: Spot Gardens initiate urban garden-making to lower city carbon footprints while improving the experience of living in cities. Gardens help mediate summer heat, water run-off, provide bee and wildlife habitat, improve air quality, enhance urban appearances and provide healthy, self-directed exercise. Collecting spot garden sites into corridors can link civic, public and commercial space into Walk Here routes that encourage people to walk to work, schools, parks and shops. Walking enables stronger civic engagement; it enables people to live where they live, while fostering better health and mindset.
More information at
civicstudies.ca/spotgardens

Upcoming:

How We Live In Cities
SCULPTURE GARDEN

Opening Reception: Thursday May 18th, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Opening remarks 7:00 pm.
Date: May 18 – July 15,  2017
Location: Re-Imagine Galleria, Community Collaboration Space
Galleria Mall, 1245 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2A6

Exhibitions

West Room: Walk
Large-scale sculpture
David Acheson

Middle Gallery: Way Finding
Corridor Collective garden sculpture
Catherine Beaudette, Dyan Marie, Eldon Garnet, Katherine Knight, Heather NicolHowWeLiveInCities, John Dickson, Noel Harding, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Time and Desire 

East Room: Earth Room Worm Hole
Interspecies architectural environment
Interspacial 

Work Room: Spot Gardens
Spot Garden presentation: art, tool kit, seeds, workshops and activities.
HWLIC, Seed Library, Tool Exchange

About: How We Live In Cities and the Corridor Collective focus attention on population and climate change with art and ecology projects. The redevelopment of Wallace Emerson Park, and the Galleria Mall in the Dupont Street West area of Toronto is an opportunity to invest the site as the start-up location for an art- garden corridor.

Gardens lower the city’s carbon footprint. They mediate summer heat, water run-off, provide bee and wildlife habitat, improve air quality, enhance urban appearances and provide healthy, self-directed exercise. Collecting spot gardens, (small designated or new gardens sites) into a corridor can link civic, public and commercial space into Walk Here routes that encourage people to walk to work, schools, parks and shops. Walking enables stronger civic engagement; it enables people to live where they live, while fostering better health and mindset.

The exhibition presents works by leading artists with practices in sculpture, public art, and place-making. They offer art as garden sculptures to be imagined as public art and theoretical examples of way-finding markers for the Art Garden Corridor route.

Drop In! Participate! Free! Discover art and be encouraged to make gardens. Hands-on, garden-making resources are available to create Spot Gardens with seeds, tools, information and events.

Proposed Art Garden Corridor Route: West and south: Wallace Emerson Park Place > Lappin Ave. > under the MetroLinx proposed overpass bridge > Campbell Park > Wallace Ave. > West End Rail Path > The Bent Way. North and east: Wallace Emerson Park Place > Lappin Ave. > MetroLinx pathway > Green Line.

We encourage garden-making along this route and everywhere. Make, mark, share and follow garden progress on social media with: #spotgardens #HowWeLiveInCities


Corridor Collective Members

Catherine Beaudette
Darren Leu
David Acheson
Dyan Marie
Eldon Garnet
Guy Walter
HowWeLiveInCities
John Dickson
Kristen Fahrig
Noel Harding Studio
Heather Nicol
Reinhard Reitzenstein
Richard Rhodes
Time and Desire


Founder and Executive Director: Dyan Marie is an artist working with photography, sculpture, text and she creates civic organizations, events, art and ecology projects that respond to how we live in cities. DyanMarie.com / CivicStudies.ca

Chair: Tim Grant is the publisher of international Green Teacher magazines and books. He is a frequently lecturers on environmental action and is a returning candidate for the Provincial Green Party. GreenTeacher.com

Secretary: Natiea Vinson is a member of the Secwepemc Nation and has a background in dance and performance art. Natiea is also a technology and information consultant and experienced project leader. She is a founder of Makook, an indigenous social enterprise and weekly news digest. Makook.com

Information contact: dyan@dyanmarie.com 647-973-2349