Monthly Archives: February 2011

HANGING ON BY A REBAR

This gallery contains 44 photos.

63 Belshaw Place Regent Park South, one of the five fourteen story Maisonette Towers, by Peter Dickinson is almost demolished. Appropriating ideas from Le Corbusier’s Unite d’habitation in Marseilles, Dickinson , then with Page and  Steele Architects won the Massey … Continue reading

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The Inconvenience of the Convenient Stores

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The final goodbye to George’s Mini Market, Root Burger Restaurant the Coin Laundry and Parents for  Better Beginnings. This block of convenience stores provided  the residents of Regent Park South the only opportunity for shopping within the neighbourhood. The inconvenience … Continue reading

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HISTORICAL NARRATIVE

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While spending hours each day at the site of Regent South, the stories of  the past fifty years present themselves. One evening, around dusk, as I was peering through the blue fence, a van pulled up . A man walked … Continue reading

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UNDERGROUND FOUNDATION

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The creativity found underground in the cycle of existence. The ascending and receding patterns painted on the walls, graffiti. The marks show the colours on the rough cinder block. The  fragility and toughness. We have arrived at a historical dead-end. … Continue reading

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From Place To Empty Space

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Terra nullius “empty land” Regent Park South 732 housing units 253 row housing units 479 high-rise units huge street blocks gone . . lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over … Continue reading

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The Space Between

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The empty spaces where once there was a window frame, reveals colours, blue interior walls with a yellow sun and clouds.   The frames open to the landscape beyond. . I navigate between the fences and the snow and the bitter … Continue reading

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