After two years of immersion in Calgary Chinatown, community engagement and interviews, research and data processing, design and web programming, the REFLECTIVE URBANISMS: MAPPING CALGARY CHINATOWN project is now live! 

REFLECTIVE URBANISMS is an interactive web project that maps Calgary Chinatown through its architectural changes. Here, transformations that have occurred in its buildings, since Chinatown was established in its current location in 1910, are visualized and investigated alongside community stories about the histories and activities that took place in, outside, and around these buildings. REFLECTIVE URBANISMS is a project commissioned as part of the Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency by The City of Calgary’s public art program, in partnership with The New Gallery.

On the website, discover more about the individual buildings in Calgary Chinatown using the interactive 3D map feature, or select a building from the building index page. Learn more about each building through visual projections of the architectural transformations, read transcriptions of building memories from community members and look at photographs of building details from today and years past.