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.
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Explore the project here: www.reflective-urbanisms.com
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The Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency residency, presented in partnership with the City of Calgary Public Art program, is a standalone project which takes place during the development of and is complementary to the City’s Tomorrow’s Chinatown project. Tomorrow’s Chinatown will oversee the creation of the community’s first cultural plan, which will be implemented alongside a new local area plan.
This project could not have come to life without these amazing collaborators:
Website programming: Tommy Gonzalez
Residency coordinator / Translation / Onsite support: Christina Yao
Videography & Editing: Gabriel Yee of Lotus Media Group
Rhino models completed with: Anagha Patil, Xuefei Wang and Caleb Hildenbrandt
SPECIAL THANKS to:
+ Calgary Chinatown community members!
+ Alice Lam of I Love YYC for all of her onsite support in Calgary
+ The New Gallery Staff, including Su Ying Strang, Nivedita Iyer, Brittany Nickerson, Christina Yao
+ The City of Calgary staff, historians and researchers from the Public Art program and the Planning Department, including Fazeel Elahi, Alastair Pollock, Marilyn Williams, Harry Sanders and others.
+ Robert Claiborne of Dialog Design for extending resources to assist with the last stretch of building modeling.
+ Anagha Patil and Caleb Hildenbrandt for all of their digital modeling work