"Stone Walks on the Bruce Trail was a successful WalkingLab event that convened on the Chedoke to Iroquoia Heights loop trail, a 9-km section of the Radial Trail and Bruce Trails on April 1st, 2017. The event brought together more than 70 walkers to think-with the geologic force of this place. The 4-hour walk was punctured by ‘pop up’ lectures by geologists, activists, and indigenous scholars and activated by a local arts collective TH&B, who critically intervened with typical ways that walkers use these trails."
The Blue Trees in Mississauga are a part of a public art installation by Konstantin Dimopoulous who works with the local public to paint the trees an ultramarine electric blue that transforms downtown Mississauga into a mystical landscape. His work is a result of a communal effort of local people that helped the artist paints the trees. The participatory action brings people together to raise awareness of the importance of taking care of the trees. The installation uses water based environmentally safe pigment that will fade away with the rain. The temporality of the colour is a metaphor for the impermanence of life, the life that is dependent on trees as the lungs of the world. The blue colour changes the way individuals respond to nature by bringing urban trees into visible importance.
This is an active blog for FAS450Y/ LandMarks 2017,
Rouge Urban National Park Hike 09/04/2016
Thousand Islands National Park site visit 10/16/2016
Rouge National Urban Park site visit
Rouge National Urban Park Site Visit
Light Tipi/ Tipi de lumière (yahkâskwan mîkiwahp)
Tania Willard Class Visit 2/17/2017
Simon Pope Workshop Ward's Island Toronto
Thousand Islands National Park Visit
Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Camille Turner Class Visit
Vantage Point Opening