Urban Limitrophe Featured in STEPS Public Art's Fieldnotes

December 07, 2023

I'm excited to share that Urban Limitrophe has been highlighted in STEPS Public Art's Fieldnotes blog series 5 Public Art Podcasts to Keep You Inspired

Here's an excerpt: 

"We put together a list of podcast episodes from across Canada that will change the way you think about public art. Dive into the lost history of a plaza in Toronto, join a bike tour through Winnipeg’s growing Indigenous public art collection, or tune into a question-and-answer period to get behind-the-scenes in a professional public art installation process. Hear from artists, thought leaders, and public art experts in these specially selected podcasts to spark your creativity."

The excerpt shared here is just a glimpse of what's to come! To uncover the full story and explore other recommended podcasts, please click here.

Urban Limitrophe Featured in Coquitlam Heritage Exhibition

November 26, 2023

Thrilled to have Urban Limitrophe featured in Coquitlam Heritage's Intersectionality and Urban Spaces exhibition available up until November 30th at Coquitlam Public Library (City Centre Branch)!

"The exhibit encourages the viewer to consider the ways in which the city can shape and be shaped by us, how people experience it, and the history of how it all came to be."

Visitors will "Learn about the history of segregation in North American cities, and how it has affected different racial groups’ ability to access appropriate housing, learn about ‘hostile architecture’ and how it can be disguised into the mundane environment, learn about the history of public transit in Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland and more"

To learn more about the exhibit please click here.

A sneak peek of exhibition content!

Thanks to Markus Fahrner and the team at Coquitlam Heritage for providing an opportunity to showcase Urban Limitrophe and expose the work of so many of the podcast's guests to new audiences!
Make sure to check it out while it's still available and follow Coquitlam Heritage for upcoming exhibitions: www.coquitlamheritage.ca/

Episode 22: Artistry Beyond Borders: Exploring the Power of Public Art with Destinie Adélakun [VIDEO]

August 16, 2023

Public art plays a big role in bringing our favourite city streets and neighbourhoods to life.

Join me as I chat with Destinie Adélakun, an emerging multi-disciplinary artist, who masterfully weaves her Nigerian-Indian heritage into her breathtaking solo exhibition, "Journey of Adé." Destinie also shares the excitement of exhibiting at Toronto's renowned Nuit Blanche, her work bridging mental wellness and public art as part of the Scarborough-based Behind the Art Collective, and the crucial role that public art plays in shaping the identity of our cities. 


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Guest: Destinie Adélakun, Behind the Art Collective

Destinie Adélakun is a daughter of the diaspora hailing from the ocean groves of West Africa and South Asia. The award-winning artist aims to celebrate the Black and Brown identities of the diaspora using photographs, paintings, sculpture, film and digital media. Destinie’s work is driven by her personal values and experiences — themes of pre-colonial history, social justice, ancestry and belonging are vital in her work.  Destinie has been awarded the Canadian Women Artist of the Year Award 2020 by New York Foundation for the Arts. 



This episode is co-sponsored by the University of Toronto School of Cities, the Department of Geography and Planning, and GlowReel

The School of Cities "convenes urban-focused researchers, educators, students, practitioners and the general public to explore and address complex urban challenges, with the aim of making cities and urban regions more sustainable, prosperous, inclusive and just". To learn more about the School of Cities visit www.schoolofcities.utoronto.ca

To learn more about the Department of Geography and Planning and the different undergraduate and graduate programs available please visit www.geography.utoronto.ca.

Glowreel is dedicated to amplifying and elevating women of colour founders and community leaders in business, tech, and beyond! To subscribe to the free newsletter please visit www.glowreel.co/


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