location historical Burns Building
what happened? Juxtaposed live parkour with a conversation about the design of public space
screening “The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces” and “My Playground”
panel discussion with Greg Stewart/City of Calgary, Marc Boutin/the Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative, Steve Nagy/Breathe Parkour Magazine, Andrea Ross/Parkour instructor
Our public spaces come alive with people. Human life animates a built environment of hard surfaces and smooth finishes. Interpreting, adapting, reusing our built form, how individuals animate space expands the relevance of our architecture. The event will contrast a portion of William Whyte’s 1980 classic, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, with My playground, a film about movement and urban space through the eyes of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels (BIG Architects) and practitioners of parkour.
Join us as alleys, sidewalks and parks unite.
event supporters_ The Calgary Foundation, Allied Properties
friends_ ACAD, Black Fly Agency, Breathe Parkour, Emmedia, Tamara Lee, MOCA, No Limits, Vine Arts