“Pull Up A Chair “
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017
Knox Presbyterian Church,120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, K2P 2L7
The art event, “Pull Up A Chair”, welcomes everyone to explore architecture, urbanism, art and design in Ottawa from the perspective of a diverse group of “cultural workers” from the hub of Ottawa. How do you feel about these spaces, what do you think of their role in this city, our National Capital? Please join us and let us know.
With the support of the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects (ORSA) and The Ottawa School of Art this agora style public discussion aims to assist residents, workers and visitors in the exploration of “how emerging technologies can and will transform the built environment, and what these transformations would mean for the discipline of architecture” and, in this case, the cultural workers who inhabit and experience this architecture in order to welcome their perceived participants/viewers/audience .
The Byword Market area and surrounding streets have become the hub (focal point) of many cultural institutions in Ottawa, attracting people from all over the region, as well as the country as historical and cultural tourism represents a large part of the daily traffic in the core of the city, our National Capital..
The Ottawa School of Art is facilitating a public discussion based on the traditional format of the public agora, concentric rings of chairs will be the temporary site of the agora at the Knox Presbyterian Church at 120 Lisgar Street at the corner of Elgin and Lisgar.. Eight chairs will form the inner ring with thirteen in the second ring, and more circles as required. With four invited participants and a facilitator there will be lots of chairs for the public to join in the discussion.
Participants in the Discussion
Stephanie Nadeau – Head of Public, Educational and Community Programs
from the new Ottawa Art Gallery currently under construction
TBA Visual artist and cultural worker: from the National Gallery of Canada
Kalkidan Assefa – Street artist and educator
Urban Landscape BIAs/ the proliferation of Street Art
-mural at Dalhousie and St. Patrick (crow figure)
Remco Volmer – Artengine
Art engine -Ottawa-based collective of artists, technologists and interested members of the general public
Facilitator – Dawn Dale – Ottawa School of Art member & instructor