Call for Artists: New Living City Project Will Bridge Art and Science

Earlier this year, Toronto and Region Conservation issued The Living City® Report Card 2016, the culmination of an ambitious effort to gauge the progress toward a sustainable GTA. Now, this comprehensive report will provide the inspiration for a new project bridging the worlds of art and science.

TRCA, in collaboration with Crazy Dames and Evergreen, has issued a call for artists to propose new works for an exhibit entitled “The Living City”. Read the Call for Artists.

READ: The Living City® Report Card: Grading the GTA’s Environmental Health

The 2016 report card — a follow-up to the inaugural 2011 edition — examined six themes representing key measures of a flourishing living city:

  • Air quality
  • Biodiversity
  • Carbon
  • Land use
  • Waste
  • Water

The Living City exhibit will feature one commissioned artwork dedicated to each of these themes, along with a seventh on the theme of Regional collaboration.

READ: The Living City® Report Card 2016: Using Data to Determine the Path to Sustainability

The goals? To stimulate conversation around the themes of The Living City® Report Card, to inspire creative thinking about environmental issues, and to create opportunities for interdisciplinary partnerships between artists and environmentalists.

Artists throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe region are invited to submit proposals by August 7, 2017. The exhibit is scheduled to launch November 23 at Evergreen Brick Works.