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Monthly Archives: February 2005

Centretown Movies

As Ottawa braces for another big snow, here’s something to look forward to:
“For the community, by the community, the Centretown Movies Outdoor Film Festival makes use of under used land in Ottawa’s downtown core by screening great films in the great outdoors. Every Saturday, and selected Fridays in the summer, Centretown Movies entertains hundreds of [...]

On consumption

Cultures of Consumption is a UK-based research programme that studies consumption in a global context.
There are lots of interesting projects, but these two caught my eye:
Designing and Consuming: Objects, Practices and Processes
“This project exploits the potential for theoretical development at the interface of science and technology studies, design and the sociology of consumption. Creative [...]

Decay in motion

Adam Greenfield’s The Evidence of Duration
“The effect of time on a poster on University Place between 13th and 14th Streets, NYC, winter 2004-spring 2005″
More urban decay

The Kiss

banksy.co.uk
Banksy Graffiti Gallery
The Guardian: Something to spray
image via Wooster Collective : A Celebration of Street Art

End of Suburbia?

THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream
Canadians can see the documentary on VisionTV Wednesday, March 9 at 10 p.m. ET.
“The hour-long film explains how suburbia, with its promise of ’space, affordability, convenience, family life and upward mobility’ has come to embody the aspirations of North American society. [...]