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JANE’S WALK: The Die is Cast

Sculptures around Leaside and Mount Pleasant Cemetery taken during Jane’s Walks Toronto 2012. Why is that statues cast in bronze have more life than some of the people beside me on the TTC? All photography by Leah Snyder. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about [...]

JANE SAYS: Toronto’s weekend of Jane’s Walks

From Sao Paulo to Tel Aviv millions of footsteps follow the path of Jane Jacobs spirit of urbanism based in knowing, exploring and protecting the neighbourhoods we live in. “No one can find what will work for our cities by looking at … suburban garden cities, manipulating scale models, or inventing dream cities. You’ve got [...]

A VISION IN VENICE

A rainy day view from San Marco’s Square, Venice. Photo by Leah Snyder. I was 19. It was a soggy day. In Venice the sky and the horizon blurred into one so that all the decadent architecture looked as though it was floating by; the water in the canals gently moving all the beautiful buildings [...]

NOVEMBER IN PARIS

The Eiffel Tower on a November night. Paris, 1990. New Forces in French Design Part 3 almost on it’s way… 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

LEST WE FORGET

November 11, 2011 – 11:38 pm

Images taken at The Arthur on College Street, Toronto and the Old City Hall, Toronto. All photographs by Leah Snyder. © 2011 Leah Snyder. All rights reserved. For permission of use please contact Leah at leah.thelproject@gmail.com Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe [...]

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SERENDIPITY IS WHERE IT IS AT!

November 4, 2011 – 4:06 pm

Found this today when I went to log into my muzeem account. FANTASTIC! Ricky’s 4 mins and 57 secs of sharing his story of how serendipity worked for him made my morning. It brought me to life better than my 9 am injection of caffeine. The universe works in mysterious ways. Lessons learned from Ricky: [...]

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AGO’S GRANGE PRIZE – CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY!

October 23, 2011 – 3:12 pm

On Wednesday, I finally made it out to the last of the Grange Prize Gallery Talks. Srimoyee Mitra, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Windsor (formerly Programming Co-ordinator at SAVAC) was speaking about each of the photographers (Gauri Gill, Elaine Stocki, Althea Thauberger and Nandini Valli) and giving her insight as a [...]

INTO THE VOID

October 19, 2011 – 10:09 pm

Billboard outside Mercer Union for exhibit “Changing Stakes: Contemporary Art Dialogues with Dubai”. On bright September afternoon I stepped into artist centre, Mercer Union, for the first time. I have had a desire to go there since I saw Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Director of Exhibitions at Mercer, interview Edgar B. Howard of Checkboard Films after [...]

MY MARRAKESH

October 17, 2011 – 3:30 am

Image of Djellabar, Marrakesh, Morocco. Images © Maryam Montague, My Marrakesh. Back in the day before blogs were a virtual dime a dozen and the cyberspace information highway got jammed, there was this enchanting woman, Maryam Montague, who had a simple but lovely plan to start sharing with us about her life in Marrakesh. I [...]

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WHAT ARE YOUR ASSETS? DESIGN WITH DIALOGUE PT 2

October 15, 2011 – 1:10 am

Another successful self-referencing session at DwD! Tuesday evening’s facilitator was Eric Rosenberg of www.healthymoney.ca. Through a series of exercises where we broke in and out of collectives, Eric had us all revision and then refine what we each have as assets in our personal toolkit that expands our worth beyond our value as consumers. It’s [...]