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Fall 2018 Public Art Tour: Crazy Dames
October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Meet at Bent 87 on the skate trail
The Bentway’s Fall 2018 season and public art exhibition, If, But, What If? explores what could be, what perhaps should be, and what may never be within our ever-evolving city. Looking back, what critical historical moments changed Toronto’s trajectory? Moving forward, what radical acts will help to shape the future for the city’s people, places, and more?
Join us each week in October (October 4, 10, 18, and 25) for a series of tours exploring selected works in the public art exhibition, If What, But If?. Each tour will be led by a different local Torontonian – artists, designers, planners, community members and active urbanists – who will reflect on the artworks, The Bentway’s layered histories and potential futures, as well as the city itself. The tour leaders will lead participants throughout The Bentway and interpret the site and works based on their own expertise and interests. Topics may include Toronto’s built form, its natural resources, its networks of infrastructure as well as its many communities.
About Crazy Dames
Crazy Dames is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Jennie Suddick, a visual artists/educator, Sara Udow, an urban and cultural planner and most recently Nadia Galati, and urban planner and designer. As a reclamation and an ode to Jane Jacobs, the seminal urban theorist who was often dismissed as a “crazy dame” by male counterparts, they use the artist’s studio as an experimental lab to test Jacobs’ “crazy” ideas – her focus on people and her tradition of fostering tactical and collaborative approaches to our cities. They develop creative and experiential spaces aimed at generating conversations and new ideas about how we design, interact and play in our cities.