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UPFRONT | PROLOGUE

FIND YOUR PEbbLE!
GENEVIEVE RUSSELL

EN_SASKATOON'S TEMPORARY PUbLIC art Placemaker
Program has taken on a new grassroots model, and, in just one
year, it has been reborn as an exciting artistic initiative involving
thousands of Saskatoon people in public art. The program is
about placemaking in civic places, and in one project alone, on
six summer weekends, hundreds of people worked together on
a public art installation at River Landing. They crafted felted
pebbles with felting artist, Heike Fink, producing some 600 small
pieces of art for the installation, which was launched on World
Rivers Day. The installation, Like a Rolling Stone - Be Part of Art,
was a small project in many ways: small in size of the budget
($5,000) and the size of the pebbles produced - each pebble
was small enough to be held in one hand - but its impact was
substantial. As one person would learn how to make a pebble,
they would teach the next person, and take palpable pride in the
results. As four-year-old Eloise explained, "My pebble turned out
so beautiful, I could not even imagine." After the launch, Eloise,
like all other creators, took her pebble home.
The galvanizing changes to the 20-year-old Placemaker
Program, which is managed by Saskatoon's urban Design and
Community Initiatives teams, came about by listening to the
community and transforming the program by adding flexibility
and diversity in medium, content, artists and locations. Now,
the City is embracing variety, including projects like Cacher pour
mieux montrer (Hide to show better) by artist duo, Sans façon,
which received recognition as one of the top public art projects
in North America from Americans for the Arts, Public Art Year in
Review (www.sansfacondailyrecord.blogspot.ca). The Placemaker
Program also pleased the Downtown community, receiving a
Merit Award from the International Downtown Association for
improving the vitality of the Downtown and attracting visitors.

GENEvIEvE RUSSELL, through her work with the urban Design team, works
to bring forth a place's unique identity and build a city that is healthy, inclusive
and distinct. genevieve.russell@saskatoon.ca

www.saskatoon.ca

1 LIKE A ROLLING STONE - BE PART OF ART, CIVIC PLAZA,
SASKATOON 2 UNVEILING AT RIVER LANDING
PHOTOS 1 CITY OF SASKATOON LIZ HOFFMAN 2 CITY OF SASKATOON GENEVIEVE RUSSELL

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Landscapes - Spring 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2015

To Being With | Pour Commencer
The New Small | Le Microcosme Réinventé
Paula Meijerink, Guest Editor | Rédactrice invitée
EN_LP+ | Small Matters: Backgrounder
FR_LP+ | Prodigieuse Petitesse
Writers | Collaboratuers
Je Vois Montreal
Upfront | Prologue
Forêt urbaine
Urban Braille
Find Your Pebble
Folly Forest
Parklet Experiment
Klynstra Scholarship
Prix 2014 Schwabenbauer
The Common Sense Curb Cut
Essay | Essai
Doggy Style
Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
Tiny Taxonomy
Lying Down in Public
Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
A Non-Urban Approach X3
New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
Opinion
Critique
The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - FR_LP+ | Prodigieuse Petitesse
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Writers | Collaboratuers
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Je Vois Montreal
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Common Sense Curb Cut
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Essay | Essai
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Doggy Style
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Tiny Taxonomy
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Lying Down in Public
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - 45
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - A Non-Urban Approach X3
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Opinion
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Critique
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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