activities

2016

Since the begining of this year I am actively involved in a coalition of professionals and academics passionate about Canada’s future. We seek to enable cities and communities to better cope with climate change. Resilience 2:1 is a guiding principle based on the proportion of bio-capacity to carbon footprint.

2015

New Book MYpsychogeography published, June 2015

Art Salon 2015
North Liberty Properties.
Urban squares exhibited
2 Whistle & Work illustrations/art print
Toronto,
May 29 - June 12, 2015

2013

Participated in inaugural Renew Hamilton Learning Forum on October 18 on the property beside the iconic Lister Building in downtown Hamilton.
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Art Salon 2013
The Consulate General,
Republic of Serbia.
Urban squares exhibited
Language of Urban Squares 2,
Chromira art print
Toronto,
February 7 - March 7, 2013
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Playing for Keeps an initiative to develop healthier, more active and better connected cities.
- Urban Innovation Exchange, and
- Detroit's Hopscotch project.
Daniels Spectrum (formerly
known as Regent Park Arts
& Cultural Centre)
January 17, 2013

2012

Green Infrastructure Ontario Update. June 25th, 2012.
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Participated in the U of T Sustainabliity Symposium,
June 13&14, 2012 - organized to promote a vision of a "living lab" for sustainability, exploring how innovative solutions developed and tested on campus can contribute to the broader challenge of urban sustainability.
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Renew Hamilton, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Initiative, June 14, 2012. salon dinner devoted to inspired urban environments with Christopher Hume and guests.
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Our visit to Buenos Aires in March 2012 resulted with the exciting gallery with 100 selected photos: Buenos Aires Street Art. Accompanying the gallery is a short article about visuals as a form of expression.

2008

Heritage Toronto, Toronto Society of Architects [TSA] and Design Industry Advisory Committee [DIAC] organized poster design competition. Two urban squares works submitted were accepted in final 16 exhibition. On may 27, 2008 on the Toronto the Good party in the fermenting cellar, Distillery District, winners were announced. One of our designs received the honourable mention and the other one third prize!
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Illustration by urbansquares.com published in the Storm Cunningham new book reWealth! more info at rewealth.com, may 2008.
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myCity: urban artworks
urbanscapes gallery, toronto
exhibited chromira art print,
language of urban squares 2 & 3,
february 28-march 12, 2008

2007

Interactive document "Williamsburg" [006], psychogeographical portrait, created as a case study for the project "Enabled Neighbourhoods" in cooperation with B. Humber and B. Killin, CBE, Seneca College, Toronto, August 2007, 20 pages, 136 photos
:: Interactive PDF 1.9 MB
Psychogeography walk [007] - Zmajeva Kolonija, Beograd, Srbija, August 10th, 2007
:: PDF document 1.5 MB
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Visit to Biennele di Venezia, art festival - July 2007
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Project "urbansquares" presented on the "network of creative people" web site, on Serbian language, May 7, 2007.
:: link to the site
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Urban squares initiative selected for the art section of the Festival of New Communications, Belgrade, Serbia, April 15-22, 2007
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2005

Interview with author may 2005, in "Novine" regarding "People's Choice Award #1" organized by TSA and DX to celebrate the Festival of Architecture and Design 2005.
:: link to the interview
:: official announcement page
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2011

Close to 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and/or social significance opened their doors to the public on may 28th and 29th 2011. Doors Open Toronto 2011 theme was photography. Urbansquares was available as one of the participating "ask the photographers" at the Design exchange (DX), Canada’s Design Centre and Museum with a mission to promote the value of design. Some of the photo related works were available to the visitors to enjoy and explore.
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In March 2011 urbansquares.com and accompanied material was selected for the new book by Maria Amelia Bulhões, professor at Rio Grande do Sul federal university in Brazil, "Web art and territory's poetry". Book was published in June, 2011.

2007

In december 2007, materials from urban squares initiative were used in a guidelines for the Surrey, BC, City Center Redevelopment. They also quoted part from one of our texts: “While the square is definitely a city’s heart and soul, as any other living being it needs attention, protection and nourishment.”
:: PDF document 1.1MB
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Do this to your city [PDF 2.2 MB] - Rant; TSA annual evening of rants, Massey College, University of Toronto, December 13, 2007
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Alternative approach to techniques used in the creative process for environmental design students [OCAD] - guest lecture, November 20, 2007 :: PDF document 1.2 MB
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Psychogeography - mental reaction :: Presentation in Toronto for delegation of city officials from Xsicheng [district of Beijing] China, October 30, 2007
:: Interactive PDF 0.46 MB
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New media fest - preview launched October 26, 2007, page with urbansquares work, interview and biography.
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Urbansquares.com was among 25 selected out of several thousand contributions by JavaMuseum - forum for internet technology in contemporary art to be included in New Media Fest 2007, 1st common festival to be launched on 1 November 2007, incorporating the latest project environments by JavaMuseum, CologneOFF, VideoChannel, SoundLAB and Cinematheque.
It is also selected for 3rd Digital Art Festival Rosario/Argentina (15, 16, 17 November 2007), that will be presenting the festival program in physical space.

2005

Psychogeography walk [001] - graffiti alley, toronto, december 2005
:: link to the gallery of photos
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Urban squares, lecture for integrated environmental site remediation students, Seneca College, February 6, 2006
:: PDF document 32.7MB :: text only version - PDF 145kB)
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The language of urban squares presentation - September club, Seneca College, December 21, 2005 -
:: PDF document 34.7MB
:: html version, text only
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2010

Participated at the Tower Neighbourhood Renewal Symposium, presented by University of Toronto cities centre in partnership with mayor's tower renewal program. November 8, 2010, Hart House debates room,
U of T.

2009

Importance of urban squares, guest lecture for combined urban planning and urban technology classes in Seneca College environmental technology and civil engineering technology programs.
March 17, 2009. :: PDF 1MB
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Squares in cuba, urban emotions - psychogeography, Cuba forum, presentation for a selected group of urban experts and enthusiast, Hotel Novotel, Toronto,
February 6, 2009.
:: PDF document 12MB
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Psychogeography, history and techniques, introduction to the projest "Toronto city of towers", initiative by Toronto mayor to revitalize 1000 residential towers in the city. Lecture for environmental site remediation students, future participants in the above mentioned project. Seneca College, February 06, 2009
:: PDF document 9.2MB
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35 artists all over the world, including urbansquares, are selected for the javamuseum netart features 2009. javamuseum is an annual program consisting of a competition and showcase, giving the javaartist-of-the-year-award to outstanding artists in the fields of net based art.
January 2009

2006

Interactive document "Old Toronto" [005], psychogeographical portrait
– the subjective analysis of neighbourhood behaviours, created as a case study for the project "Enabled Neighbourhoods" in cooperation with B. Humber and B. Killin, CBE, Seneca College, Toronto, December 2006, 36 pages, 136 photos, 2 VR panoramas :: PDF Interactive document 7.2MB
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Manhatan urban art photo gallery created on september 26, 2006,
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Content of this web site accepted for "Culture.ca - Canada's cultural gateway, September 2006 :: link
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Photo published by the "Urbis" web based interactive exhibition about city life in Manchester, UK, photo of the week - august, 2006.
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Interactive document "Bowmanville" [004], psychogeographical portrait–the subjective analysis of neighbourhood behaviours , created for the project "enabled neighbourhoods" in cooperation with B. Humber and B. Killin, CBE, Seneca College, Toronto, August 2006, 21 pages, 75 photos, 1 VR panorama :: PDF Interactive document 5.2MB
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Public art proposal, March 2006-
Seneca College, art commission.


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