Event // STEPHEN AVENUE LOCATION
ARTIST TALK + PANEL DISCUSSION
/ Architecture & National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Year On
Saturday, May 6, 2017
1:00-2:30 PM | FREE
Join us for a series of programs presented in conjunction with UTOPIA FACTORY, a suite of three exhibitions exploring architectural monuments and the urban fabric in the formation of national and civic identity.
The program will begin with brief presentations by Nils Norman, who will look at past projects and how they relate to his new work presented as part of Research Station, and by Marco Polo and Colin Ripley, the Co-Curators of Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On. Following these presentations, a panel discussion between Norman, Polo, and Ripley will be led by Amery Calvelli, co-founder and Executive Director of d.talks, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the education and public understanding of art, architecture, and design in the built environment.
/ Replicating Artifacts
Sunday, May 7, 2017
2:00-4:00 PM | FREE
Each iteration of this monthly series will focus on one specific artwork, artist, or theme found in our current exhibitions, welcoming families for a brief tour followed by an engaging activity developed specifically for children, ages 5-12.
Replicating Artifacts will have children recreate a famous sculpture out of wax, linking to exhibiting artist Morehshin Allahyari's sculptures. Allahyari's sculptures replicate destroyed artifacts using a 3D printer, embedding a microchip containing images, maps, information, and videos to memorialize these lost works. The wax blocks will correspond to information about the sculpture the child chooses to recreate. Children will be taught basic carving skills and techniques.
LATE NIGHT THURSDAY
Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:00-9:00 PM | FREE
Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.
Jordan Allen, founding partner of Bioi Design + Build will introduce Urbanized. He will discuss the challenges that face the city in terms of creating and sustaining the urban realm in Calgary.
ART OF OUR TIMES
/ Lunch Tour
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
12:00 PM | FREE
Held over the lunch hour, this monthly series invites Calgarians working in the downtown core to enjoy their lunch while they listen to an intriguing talk developed on an ongoing basis, each tying our ongoing exhibitions to current events.