project: architectures for creativity

From January to April 2008, CHARTS is presenting Architectures for Creativity, a protracted symposium involving interdisciplinary students and participants. Each week explores an area of critical theory related to space. Architecture is the subject matter, and we are looking at the ability of both formal and more ephemeral architectures to embody critical spatial practice. As well as introducing a history of creative forms as research and intervention in contemporary surroundings, a series of visiting participants will model different contemporary approaches in this investigation.

Applying the evolving ideas in two main creative projects, students will consider these concepts in relation to their visual surroundings:

* an audio walk that explores elements of narrative, memory, and imagination in the experience of built landscape
* an architectural proposal for a cultural space to be built for a vacant lot at the corner of Bridge and Main Streets in Sackville's downtown; will be presented as digital projections on site Friday March 28, 7 pm

Schedule and Participants

  • 8 introduction
  • 15 influences and intentions
  • 22 modernity and monumentality
  • 29 retelling the city: practiced places and spatial stories
  • 2 workshop, audio architectures with Halifax-based artist Eleanor King Saturday 12-4 pm
  • 5 phenomenology and everyday architectures
  • 12 collage city: meaning and context in the urban landscape : : Peter Rukavina on Plazes and contemporary senses of place
  • 19 spaces of imagination and representation : : 6 pm Andrew King / 7:30 pm public seminar on contemporary approaches to the built landscape - Owens Art Gallery with Michael Awad (Toronto) / Andrew King + Angela Silver (Calgary)
  • 30 imagineacity exhibition open @ Owens Art Gallery : : Vito Acconci / BGHJ / Ed Burtynsky / Chris Down / DIN Projects / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple / PHB Group / Andrew King + Angela Silver / Thorsten Knaub / Alison Norlen / Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
  • 4 counter-spaces and alternative architectures : : workshop Alison Norlen (Saskatoon)
  • 11 nature and place: organic architectures and critical regionalisms : : presentation Silva Stojak, BGHJ architects (Charlottetown)
  • 18 virtual + architecture : : presentation Dr. Josephine Mills, Director, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery on Histories, Realities, Prospects: The Erickson Building
  • 25 from universe to meta-verse
  • 28 imagineacity exhibition reception Owens Art Gallery + public projections of student architectural proposals @ corner of Main and Bridge Streets, Sackville, New Brunswick
  • 1 Hyper_spaces
  • 8 Conclusion