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Buying and Selling

September 11, 2013 by


Buying and Selling Created in collaboration with Sara French Part of the monumental public art exhibition Land|Slide: Possible Futures Co-presented by FADO Performance Art Centre September 21, 2013 to October 14, 2013               There is no choice, except when you have one.                […]

Life Cycle of the Programless Pavilion

July 3, 2012 by


Art of the Danforth Innovators’ Fair: A series of Programless Pavilions opened May 20, 2012 as Department of Unusual Certainties’ contribution to Art of the Danforth. DoUC inserted three sculptural forms into East Lynn Park constituting the Innovators’ Fair. DoUC intends to publish a small pamphlet for the project later in the Fall.

SAUGA 2030

September 27, 2011 by


SAUGA 2030 is an iPhone app and installation that looks at a future Mississauga and its public spaces in the year 2030. It debuted at the Art Gallery of Mississauga in the summer of 2011 as a part of the Meet Us On the Commons show.  Through demographic and statistical projections, science fiction coppings, and […]

Spaces of Negotiation

September 22, 2011 by


Spaces of Negotiation is a sculptural installation that teases apart the complexity of a current labour dispute in Hamilton, ON. One year ago DoUC started a research project about Hamilton focused by a broad question about the use of ‘creative economy’ rhetoric to negate the city’s strong industrial economy. Two months into that project US Steel locked […]

Toronto Parkettes and the New City Landscape

July 7, 2011 by


The summer 2011 edition of Harbourfront Centre’s Architecture Room is entitled New City Landscape and features the works of Department of Unusual Certainties, Khoury Levit Fong, David Lieberman, and Jason Van Horne. New City Landscape aims to explore the new role of landscape in urban design thinking – how landscape as a conceptual tool and […]

DoUC Un/Earthed in Chicago

April 7, 2011 by


If you happen to be in Chicago on April 9th Soiled Magazine will be hosting an event around their inaugural issue Groundscrapers, which features DoUC’s continued work around our favourite pollinators. You can find out more about the event here UPDATE:  The Soiled Launch party was had and by all accounts it was a great […]

String Theory

March 16, 2011 by


Chicago’s Empty Necklace At the end of the 19th century plans were made to connect 7 major parks in Chicago with a network of 26 miles of boulevards.  The boulevards and parks would wrap around the city creating a so-called Emerald Necklace. The plan was largely successful and is still visible from satellite photos today. […]


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