Past Exhibitions

Installation view of Chris Down's Urban Warfare 2008

Installation view of Throsten Knaub's GPS Miro,2007



29 February to 30 March 2008

The soft city – a city made from a complex network of human relationships and individual experiences…mapped out by its inhabitants… This is the city as we imagine it.
~ Jonathan Raban, Soft City

In the “collage city” constructed here, all architectures are permeable, at once material, cultural, and metaphorical. Each element re imagines the bigger project of the city, and the way architecture shapes and historicises social experience. Weaving spectres of the built environment that emerge through the intersection of architecture and imagination, imagineacity draws attention beyond formal spaces to suggest the consistency of the city as at once real and intangible, material and fantastic, concrete and paper, planned and poetic.

Artists + Architects: Vito Acconci / BGHJ Architects / Ed Burtynsky / Chris Down /Andrew King + Angela Silver / Thorsten Knaub / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple / Alison Norlen / PHB Group / Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

Curated by Shauna McCabe and presented by the Owens Art Gallery in conjunction with the Centre for Humanities and Arts Research in Transdisciplinary Space (charts), with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Marjorie Young Bell Endowment Fund.

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