I Know What I Want: Open Studio
An Other Sights collaboration with The Western Front and 221A
Other Sights is collaborating with The Western Front and 221A on a publicly-sited research intensive about the possible futures of the Kingsway, Broadway and Main Street neighbourhood in Vancouver. In addition to conducting interviews with local independent business people, cultural leaders and members of the design and planning community, we gathered and circulated ideas from neighbours at the Western Front 40th Anniversary party.
Between July 22 and 28, members of the Other Sights collective created an Open Studio at the Kingsgate Mall. Using an aerial view of the intersection, we modeled the desires that were offered on site and through othersights.ca. The model adapted, combined and recombined these ideas throughout the week.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. Learn more about the project.
Grow diy Manual
Upcoming Book Launch (details coming soon)
From May 1st to November 30th, 2011 Other Sights for Artists’ Projects presented Grow, a project by Vancouver artist Holly Schmidt. The Grow DIY Manual draws from the writing and creative projects generated during the project.
Inspired by the Farmers’ Almanac which is a repository for sage advice about gardening, weather predictions and canning recipes, the Grow DIY Manual brings together critical writing, illustrated DIY projects, weather reports and local seasonal recipes. The manual acts as both a reflection on the Grow project and a look forward to future possibilities.
Contributors include: Barbara Cole, Randy Lee Cutler, Magnolia Pauker, Alexander McNaughton, and Holly Schmidt.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.