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New provincial guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 will take effect at our recreation facilities on Friday, November 27. These restrictions include limits on capacity and permitted activities. City-operated facilities remain open for pre-booked appointments and individual bookings.

Open Spaces: Windows to a View

This program offers local and regional artists an opportunity to showcase their art in a highly visible downtown location while working with a professional guest curator. The program, which began in 2009, celebrates the diversity and quality of works by regional artists, while enlivening the Centre Street LRT platform on 7 Avenue between 1 Street S.E. and Centre Street.

Current exhibition

Join a discussion on the role of planning, architecture and landscape design in understanding the collective memory contained in the land. From the horizon to the cartesian grid, what have we built and how does this influence a sense of belonging that one feels? 


Hear from:

  • Jessie Andjelic
  • Iman Bukhari
  • Tiffany Shaw-Collinge
  • Moderated by: Suzanne Harris-Brandts

Visit to register. 

Land and Memory – a collection of articles by Katherine Boyer, Tiffany Creyeke, Umer Farooq, Braden Gray, Mary Mattingly and Philip Vandermey

Memory is something that we hold, we carry it forward. Sometimes memory is heavy. What is the relationship between memory and the land? What collective memory is contained in the land, in what we build, and in a sense of belonging that one feels?

From the horizon to the cartesian grid, this collection of articles reveals differing connections to place. Some with hopes for a new city. Others with new attempts to represent, to be heard. How is progress defined and how might planning better-respond to cultural identifiers?

Land and Memory was shaped by guest curators: Jessie Andjelic, Iman Bukhari and Tiffany Shaw-Collinge who extended an invitation to the writers. Editorial support came from: Christina Amaral Kim, Emily Cargan, Kwangyul Choi, Sergio Veyzaga, and co-chairs: amery Calvelli and Alicia Ta. A special thank you to Angat Desai and Kim Hoang for their work on the installation design.

This project was supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts,  as well as through ongoing support from Calgary Arts Development and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

For more information and to read the full articles in the Land and Memory series, visit 

Photo courtesy of Angat Sanjay Desai and Kim Hoang

Photo courtesy of Angat Sanjay Desai and Kim Hoang