| Spring 2011 | Edited by Steven Logan, Janine Marchessault, and Michael Prokopow
This issue explores the Suburbs as dwelling in transition, as utopian vision, a way of life, a built form and as a significant economic and political dimension of the global phenomenon of urbanization. By suggesting transition as an appropriate trope for the critical examination of suburbs, past, present and future, this issue points to changing forms, locations, ideologies, and narratives. Turn the issue around to find a complete 112-page full-colour catalogue for The Leona Drive Project including artist statements and a visual archive of the projects that made up the event.
What was The Leona Drive Project?
Curated by Janine Marchessault and Michael Prokopow, in collaboration with Public Access and L.O.T.: Experiments in Urban Research
Nearly 20 artist projects were commissioned for a site specific exhibition in a series of six vacant bungalows slated for demolition by HYATT HOMES, a developer in Willowdale, Ontario (in the Yonge and Finch area of Greater Toronto). Artists worked in a variety of media for a period of two weeks in October 2009, developing an exhibition that fostered a community conversation about the past and the future of suburbs. There were approximately 3,500 visitors to the exhibition throughout the ten days, along with local and national media coverage.
Artists included: Thomas Blanchard, Daniel Borins + Jennifer Marman, Robin Collyer, Patricio Davila, Christine Davis, Anna Friz, Richard Fung, Michael Graham, John Greyson, David Han, Oliver Husain, Claire Ironside + Angela Iarocci, An Te Liu, Ryan Livingstone, Shana MacDonald + Angela Joosse, Kim Tomczak + Lisa Steele, Michael Taglieri, Steven Logan + Bojana Videcanic, students from the Claude Watson School for the Arts at the Earl Haig Secondary School.
Public 43 (back cover): The Leona Drive Project catalogue.
$15 | 290 pages