11.01.13 | Twenty + Change
Twenty + Change 02 was launched in 2009 with an expanded reach to include emerging architecture, landscape architecture and urban design practices Canada-wide. The 'Call for Projects' generated over 100 submissions from 13 cities in 8 provinces across the country. The work submitted represented a cross-section of projects types, theoretical and built work comprised of varying scales and exploring a range of ideas. The curatorial committee, comprised of noted authors, educators and professionals, selected a group of twenty-one firms whose work addressed significant contemporary issues and opportunities.
The projects selected for the Twenty + Change 02 exhibition engage a broad range of concerns – they question how we conceive of, and occupy, our urban realm and public spaces; they posit new models for collective living while addressing urban density and renewal; they innovate in questions of sustainability and material affect; they develop new models of practice and speculate on the possibility of self-initiated commissions. Twenty + Change 02 exhibited built, in-the-works, and speculative projects which take on these challenges with varying methodologies and intensity.
The Twenty + Change 02 exhibition received national media coverage and travelled to numerous venues across Canada.
Special thanks to the dedicated group of organizers who invested an extensive amount of volunteer time to bring this project to fruition: Heather Dubbeldam and Lola Sheppard; to the designers of the Twenty + Change 01 & 02 publications: Farid Noufaily and Rufina Wu; to the webmaster: Thomas Nemeskeri; to the many volunteers: Johanna Bollozos, Vanathy Ganesharajah, Lynden Giles, Bindya Lad, Heather MacMullin.