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Symposium intended to spark conversation on city life

A one-day symposium at the SoCA Armouries aims to uncover creative acts by individuals, groups, and organizations that have made a difference in re-visioning Windsor’s future.

The DIY Urbanism Symposium is open to the public Saturday, Oct. 5. Admission is free but registration in advance is encouraged:

Its organizers — Mona Makki, a third-year student of the Visual Arts and the Built Environment program, and professor emerita Veronika Mogyorody, an architect and the program’s founder — hope to promote an approach to neighbourhood building and activation using short-term, low-cost, and scalable interventions and policies that spark social interaction.

“This symposium will highlight the creative efforts of citizens in Windsor and spark a conversation about downtown Windsor’s potential,” Makki says.

An exhibition curated by student Maria Jose will feature art, installations, and architecture in the SoCA Gallery through Oct. 5. Both the exhibition and the symposium are part of a series of celebrations on the 10th anniversary of the Visual Arts and the Built Environment (VABE) program.

The SoCA Armouries is located at 37 University Ave. East.

—Susan McKee