Land Slide: Possible Futures

This richly illustrated collection of critical theory and artists' projects documents a monumental public exhibition that explores the changing nature of cities and suburbs. Focusing on Markham, Ontario, one of the oldest, most culturally diverse and fastest growing suburbs in North America, 30 artists from Canada and around the world explore themes of multiculturalism, sustainability, and community with site-specific projects created on the grounds of the historic 25-acre open-air Markham Museum. The museum's 80,000 historical artifacts, including 30 pioneer buildings, make it a fascinating backdrop for artists to explore some of today's most pressing issues: how to balance ecology and economy, farming and development, and history and diversity. Working with everything from digitized diaries, 3D projections and augmented reality, the artists propose new histories and new futures for the use of land. Featuring dozens of color plates, the book brings together artists, urban planners, ecologists, educators, and civic leaders in a unique community engagement initiative that examines the past and imagines the future.

Title: Land Slide: Possible Futures
Author: Collective
Publisher: Public Books
Theme: Exhibition catalog
Format: Softcover
Pages: 245
Dimensions: 21 x 28 cm 
Language: English
Release date: May 2015 
ISBN: 9780921344544