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Green Corridor: Artist Urban Plans

March 10, 2007
by Canadian Architect

Taking place from March 13 to 15, 2007, Green Corridor: Artist Urban Plans is an international Symposium of public creativity towards the sustainable city. The symposium explores collaborative ecological urban restructuring between environmentalists, architects, engineers, scientists, city planners and artists. The focus is on urban regeneration and sustainable technologies via creative projects that improve quality of place.

This three-day symposium is intended to deepen understanding of ways to value the natural world by exploring projects and technologies that are at home with nature and local communities, and to stimulate creative thinking about how to factor these values into urban development and policymaking. The location is the School of Visual Arts in the LeBel Gallery on the University of Windsor campus and the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Speakers for this event include: Keynote Speaker Vito Acconci (New York), Adrian Blackwell (Toronto), Catherine Bodmer (Montreal), Oliver Kellhammer (Vancouver), Dyan Marie (Toronto), OCAD alumnus David Rokeby (Toronto), Keynote Speaker Buster Simpson (Seattle), Stephen Vogel (Detroit) and organizers Noel Harding (Toronto) and Rod Strickland (Windsor).

The Green Corridor is a collaboration between international artist Noel Harding, a University of Windsor Distinguished Visitor, and artist Rod Strickland, Professor of Sculpture and Spatial Arts. It is a groundbreaking initiative for generating creative green redevelopment of the international corridor linking Canada to the United States in Windsor, Ontario.

The Green Corridor is also a multidisciplinary community-based initiative involving over 200 participants dedicated to addressing factors that build an environmentally sustainable society in creative ways. Based in a university course within the program of the School of Visual Arts, this art, science, educational and environmental project re-images a two-kilometre strip of the busiest international border crossing between Canada and the United States. It is a model for turning urban blight into environmental beauty and creating solutions for making industrial cities livable.

The Green Corridor Project is the public face of the University of Windsor’s commitment to ethics and the environment. It supports and encourages interdisciplinary collaborations between environmentalists, science and engineering researchers, artists, politicians, city planners, educators, and community residents; it provides the necessary resources, vocabulary, intellectual framework and opportunities to explore ethical environmental and arts questions productively.

Symposium partners include: City of Windsor Department of Urban Planning; Art Gallery of Windsor; Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Windsor; University of Windsor Student Alliance; University of Windsor Office of University Advancement; Holiday Inn Select, Windsor.

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