29 June 2012
To mark the 100th anniversary of the City of Kitchener, DodoLab has been commissioned by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery to engage the community in a critical, yet playful, reflection on the city's past and present, and to explore new ideas for a future Kitchener. Focusing on the iconography, sites and events that have come to define the city both officially and in the popular imagination, DodoLab's program will employ a variety of creative tools to probe, capture and share public conceptions of both the past and the future.. How did Kitchener imagine its future? Will the popular ideas that define Kitchener today persist and continue to be understood? What does a positive future Kitchener look like, and what are the barriers to getting there?
DodoLab's program at KWAG includes an installation from July 18-September 16, 2012, with an opening reception on Friday July 20th. We'll also participate in the KWAG's Block Party on Saturday July 28 from 1-5pm, and at the Uptown Waterloo Open Streets event on Sunday, August 12 from 1-4pm. We'll be running a version of our Future Kitchener Festival survey at both of these events. At the end of the exhibition we are planning to produce a unique publication of the results of our creative research.
This blog post is a part of the project: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Commission