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Public Places

May 16, 2013 by


Public Places March 7 – April 20, 2013 | Mississauga, ON Commissioned by the Art Gallery of Mississauga in partnership with the Mississauga Library System Part of the Roots and Branches exhibition Over the last six months Department of Unusual Certainties (DoUC) has been travelling across Mississauga with a question asking device. We have been seeking insight […]


April 5, 2012 by


DoUC is participating in the exhibition Preoccupied curated by Cadence Collective.  We’re presenting the STEEL not STEAL infographic from our larger project Spaces of Negotiation; which charts the 11 month lockout of Local 1005 in 2011. We gave an impassioned rant about the project  on April 1 as part of panel of speakers at the exhibition. To honour the conversation […]

Things to Remember

February 3, 2012 by


The following are some DoUC projects you may know but somehow slipped through the cracks. For your viewing pleasure two DoUC projects from long ago. Project 1: World and Home  Appeared in Onsite 25 – Identity . An attempt to reflect on Canada’s illustrious past and fledgling present. By comparing Canada’s actions on the world stage and the […]

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 […]

This is W.A.R.

February 14, 2011 by


DoUC was recently awarded honourable mention for their contribution to Conditions Magazine’s Tell Them What They Need competition concerning the future of competitions.  All of the winning entries will be featured in the most recent issue of the magazine.  We strongly recommend that you go and get yourself a copy – but in the meantime […]

Some Notes Towards a Lake Ontario City

January 7, 2011 by


Lake Ontario City Prologue Shortly after the enviro-economic double meltdown of 2012 an emergency meeting was held at an undisclosed location somewhere at the bottom of Lake Ontario.  The meeting, affectionately dubbed by the press years later as “lacus mos servo” (the lake will serve), was attended by various government officials from both Canada and […]

DoUC presents RE:Site

December 29, 2010 by


In the fall of 2010 DoUC worked closely with On Site Review to produce a companion piece to On SIte 23: Small Things. The issue is available for all On Site subscribers and will be on sale at the next On Site issue release party in the springtime.  In the meantime, you can peruse the […]


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