June 23, 2018
Join d.talks, in collaboration with Esker Foundation, at PLACEHOLDER. This unconventional book club where we present the theme of the afternoon and you bring your own book, poem, or object that you feel best articulates the theme. This is an opportunity for Calgarians to critically discuss and identify how city and citizens affect and are impacted by local and global themes borne out of the work of Esker’s current exhibiting artists. Let’s form a new narrative in Calgary together! The theme of this PLACEHOLDER will be Thresholds.
We want to discuss these divides and gaps, and work to understand what creates that space between, what may live there, and the role such thresholds play in our lives. Are these separations necessary? When and why should we cross these lines? Does existing in the space between present the best of both worlds, or does it simply muddy the waters and diffuse ideas that speak more strongly on their own? And how do these concepts present themselves in your daily life, in the architecture around you, or in the city’s planning?
This will be an informal discussion, and we also invite you to bring an object, reading, poem, song…anything that expresses the theme for you. There is no required reading and participation without an object/text is welcome.
When: Sat, 23 June 2018
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM MDT
Where: Esker Foundation
1011, 9th Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0H7
Tickets: The event is free, but you need to register at:
Design Talks Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the education and public understanding of architecture and design in the urban environment. Serving as a public forum, our discussions and exhibitions foster dialogue and bring together multiple perspectives. Find more at: dtalks.org
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