It’s not a sight often seen in downtown Edmonton, but on Monday, some very realistic miniature houses were being hoisted into the trees above Churchill Square. They are part of a public art project by the Threshold Collective, a group comprised of University of Alberta design students. The goal of the project? To spark discussion and thought about public and private space.
Chen’s geometric lamp is based on collapsible-expandable ball toys. The brightness of the bulb shifts depending on your telescopic manipulation of how the plywood frame sits on its gorgeous industrial green neck. It’s a work of hands-on beauty.
The University of Alberta's Art and Design Graduate Student Association (ADGSA) exhibition Destabilizing Dystopia at dc3 Art projects features the work of current UAlberta students and recent alumni, as well graduate students from across North America. A thread that runs through the show is dystopia as it relates to the environment with many of the works creating moments of pause and reflection for viewers to consider their own role in our planet’s future.