The Geological Time Scale of the Elbow and the Bow Rivers in Calgary There could be a project in Calgary, with the consulting of professional engineers: For the reconstruction of the Elbow and the Bow Rivers as commercial waterways that would be engineered to the scale and the depth of the old world (EUROPEAN) river canals. The purpose of this would be for the proper rivers and water management in the future generations ...more »
Create, do, or build something to experience for the NEXT 100 years or more
A city of a million people with a million stories. Facilitate a means of recording Calgarians' stories and broadcast these on the radio throughout the year. Perhaps a dedicated radio station, perhaps a partenrship with an existing station.
Calgary Art Summit/Art Policy Org True legacy will be ART POLICY. It will impact ALL facets of art & Culture in Calgary. The Art Summit allows everyone to participate & comment. Collective Intelligence/CrowdSourcing. Public Art everywhere. Respect for all artists, at all levels. Move away from the highly centralized Artocracy/Bureaucracy of Art. Cultivate a new, respectful attitude towards expression & passion for culture. ...more »
As a grad student, I would love to see the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design involved. Be it a reconstruction of the latest Solar Decathlon project, or something new and sustainable, that can be used as a cooperative within the community, there is a lot of great design potential here! Check out the faculty's website, too!
An Artist in Residence extravanganza! Put artists in all things that identify Calgary- the stampede, the landscape surrounding Calgary, the mountains, the river valley, the path system, the zoo, Olympic plaza, the c-train, the flames, the stampeders, U of C, 8th Ave, Fort Calgary, Heritage park, Glenmore reservoir... etc. Let them put a new interpretation on these areas.
This past summer Edmonton had a great idea (taken from the lead of cities in the US) of having a competition to get software developers create Apps for mobile phones that showcase Edmonton. The City of Edmonton published data feeds for all kinds of Edmonton Information. In the end, they got a number of awesome apps created including ones specific to showcasing the Edmonton Fringe Festival and much much more. The great ...more »
There are empty lots through out the inner city. Developers have gone broke or lost interest. Some (Inglewood, Bridgeland) have sat empty for years! Let's turn all the empty lots into luscious community gardens, with wild space and seating.
Great culture comes from great cities and great cities don't sprawl. Let's put forth a proposal to put a lid on further expansion.
A city's culture is largely influenced by the food that grows there, how it's cooked and how it's shared. So we need more LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD! A community garden is an excellent place for not only great food to be grown, but for ideas to be shared, relationships to be made and culture to be celebrated! Think of this: a community garden marketplace with local foods, musicians, visual artists, etc. all coming together ...more »
I read about this great public art project in the Twin Cities where the public was invited to submit poetry and a juried selection were chosed to be imprinted into new and refurbished sidewalks all around the two cities. Lovely, low cost, high impact, inclusive, engaged, accessible project. Fun!
Show, don't tell.
What has more power? "She was nervous" or "She bit her nails"
We need to move from describing our cultural riches to living them!
Get the City of Calgary to sign on to Agenda 21 for Culture- an internationally recognized guideline to help local governments support the production and dissemination of culture for all citizens. We have plenty of ambitious and creative people in Calgary, but sometimes we lack the structural or systemic support to make good things last. Making cultural planning part of city operations would have a positive impact on ...more »