7 December 2013

Here are some good news about the success of the Land|Slide project led by 2012 Trudeau Fellow Janine Marchessault:

  • Media highlights on LandSlide are here and an article Janine and Sara Udow co-authored about the intersection of art and planning is here.
  • Land|Slide has been invited to represent Canada for the Canadian Pavilion at the 2013-14 Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale on Architecture and Urbanism. Documentary materials (including an extensive video of the project, films, photographs and some artifacts about Markham) will be displayed in the large glass factory. The exhibition theme is focused on 'documentary' and 'invisible borders' related to projects like ours around the world that are exploring the changing nature of urban boundaries. The Exhibition opens Dec. 6, 2013 and runs till March 2014. On Dec. 8 the curator Janine Marchessault and artists Jennie Suddick (from Markham) and Department of Unusual Certainties (from Toronto) will be running a panel devoted to New City / New Experiences and talking about the the exhibition and Markham more broadly.
  • Marchessault’s team is moving into production on a full color catalogue with essays and artist's statements  that will be edited by LAND|SLIDE head researchers Jenny Foster, Chloe Brushwood-Rose, Aleks Kaminska and the curator Janine Marchessault, published by Public Journal. 

Janine Marchessault

Through her groundbreaking creative work and research, Professor Marchessault aims to interpret and illustrate the city and its sustainability issues, combining urban planning, public art, and the media.

2012 Fellows