The Living City
Check out the official Living City Exhibition website here.
‘The Living City’ is a project developed in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Crazy Dames and Evergreen. We invited emerging, mid-career and established artists or artist collectives to work collaboratively with TRCA environmental experts to create new artworks focusing on themes identified in The Living City Report Card - carbon, air quality, water, waste, land use, biodiversity and collaboration. The report card is a progress report on environmental sustainability in the Toronto region and aims to answer three important questions: How are we doing? Where have we excelled? On what issues do we need to work even harder?
This interdisciplinary exhibition is intended to foster dialogue about the issues and potential solutions outlined in The Living City Report Card, inspire innovative and creative thinking about environmental issues and provide an opportunity for artists and environmentalists working within the Toronto region to collaborate.
‘The Living City’ exhibition opened November 23rd and ran until December 31st, 2017 at Evergreen Brickworks. It will be heading to Kortright Centre for Conservation, Woodbridge later this spring.
Check out our videos that document the process and purpose here.
Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea
Gustavo has created an animation that maps out active areas of 'hot spots' of bad air throughout the GTA, which come to life as ghost-like parasitical entities.
Christopher Morgan, Air Quality Project Manager City of Toronto
Kevin Behan, Deputy Director, Clean Air Partnership
(Astrid Greaves, Carla Lipkin, Lisa Gregory, Sarry Klein)
1:1 created three audio installations spread across Evergreen Brick Works that are representative of Toronto's hidden water systems.
Angela Wallace, Project Manager, Watershed Reporting, Toronto Region and Conservation Authority
Rehana Rajabli, Senior Engineer, Flood Risk and Communications Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Salmo salar: Theonce and future Fish
Vivian hosted workshops with the public and local schools, creating a series of leaping salmon made from reclaimed sail cloth that represent the power of collaboration.
Ryan Ness, SeniorManager, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Cole has created an immersive sound installation that aims to embody the complex issue of land use, population growth, and species cohabitation.
Phinjo Gombu,Director of Project Strategies, The Neptis Foundation
Quentin Hanchard, Associate Director Planning and Development, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Gail Fraser, Associate Professor Environmental Biology, York University
Lisa's work is a multi-paneled painting (using acrylic on wood) that asks us to look at our city not as as pace for humans, but as a shared and diverse urban landscape for many lifeforms, raising awareness of our coexistence.
Dave Ireland, Managing Director of the Centre of Discovery in Biodiversity, Royal OntarioMuseum (ROM)
The biodiversity team at the ROM
Here one day, and the next, and the next...
Paul's sculptural works (made out of found clothing, cement and live flax plants)appear as fossilized textile waste, mysteriously being used to grow flax, which may, in turn, be used to create new, more sustainable clothing.
Catherine Leighton, Waste Management Coordinator, Partners in Project Green, Toronto Region andConservation Authority
Cat asks viewers to interact with her Augmented Reality sculpture to examine various forms of carbon accumulation.
Ian Klesmer, Policy Advisor The Atmospheric Fund