Category Archives: Cultural Hybridity

THE CURRENT L. PROJECT: Mixed Bag Mag

Celebrating New Culture for a New World In July 2012 I launched MIXED BAG MAG a blog (soon to become an online magazine) focusing on the transformative power of Culture. My desire with this project is to explore how diversity in all forms, in the context of urban environments, has dramatically impacted design, the arts [...]

LUMINATO 2012: K’NAAN, Nelly Furtado & a lil’ Neil Young in the mix

Mary talking to the CBC about why she likes Somali Canadian singer K’NAAN. Last night’s opening performance for LUMINATO is why we may just be on to something here that we can share with the world. Let’s strike while the iron is hot! Last year I gave myself an assignment to start the ball rolling [...]

WHY I LOVE AFRICAN DESIGN PT 4: East Africa

Images from”Swahili Time” Architectural Digest, August 2010 Swahili Style?  HAKUNA MATATA! Every day in Lamu I would hear polepole from the locals. They were telling me to go “slowly, slowly!” I felt like I was slowing down but apparently time moves so unhurried on the island of Lamu it seems to go counterclockwise. This foreign [...]

WHY I LOVE AFRICAN DESIGN PT 1: South Africa

Tearsheets from “In & Out of Africa”, Maison Française, July / August 2011 Brilliant design. BRILLIANT. South African interior design demonstrates the most gorgeous use of texture, dimensionality, and pairing of sophisticated juxtapositions. Tearsheets from “En Afrique du Sud, Le Rustique Chic”, Elle Décor French Edition, July / August 2011 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]

28 DAYS CONTINUING @ GEORGIA SCHERMAN PROJECTS

February 21, 2012 – 2:14 am

“28 Days brings together the diverse work of Canadian artists with that of their international contemporaries in the United States and the United Kingdom to explore the staging of Black History Month” 28 Days is the vision of independent curators Pamela Edmonds and Sally Frater of Third Space Art Projects. This past Saturday at U [...]

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STEPHEN BURKS’ MAN MADE @ DX: The Readymade Process

February 16, 2012 – 6:04 pm

The Readymade Process Discussed and Demonstrated. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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MASHUPS, REMIXES & READYMADES: STEPHEN BURKS @ DESIGN EXCHANGE

February 14, 2012 – 5:28 pm

Exploring Process & Prototypes with Stephen Burks On until April 1, Stephen Burks Man Made is an exhibit at Design Exchange put on in collaboration with Wedge Curatorial Projects. This exhibit is about exploring where cultural hybridity can take us in design. Sunday’s event was a workshop about working the “readymade process of bricolage using [...]

STEPHEN BURKS @ DESIGN EXCHANGE

February 10, 2012 – 2:38 pm

Stephen Burks “Man Made” exhibition at Design Exchange. Image via Design Exchange. STEPHEN BURKS: MAN MADE TORONTO Jan23 – Apr 1 @ Design Exchange FYI!! In Dialogue: Stephen Burks and Company : Feb 10,  6:30pm – 8:30pm Man Made At Work – An Ad Hoc Community Workshop: Feb 12, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Walk-through [...]