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Arts

Creativity Through Reuse

Posted by Katherine / October 27, 2013


Let's say you're walking down a street, you spot some old wood left out by the trash, and you feel it could be given a second life in the right hands - but that you don't necessary have the space or skills for it. What do you do, and how can you share this information with others? Trashswag, a small Canadian start up, allows you to map pictures of valuable trash and to share them on their website and mobile application. The site has been designed to help artists and other creative minds with an interest in upcycling and reuse to easily share the location of unique and aged materials found in the streets. The primary goal of trashswag is to help people to find free objects to make cool projects, it is based on the idea crowdsourcing, or in this case, crowd-mapping.

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Arts, City

Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Descends on Montreal

Posted by Bryan / October 24, 2013

The tenth annual Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) rolls into Montreal for the first time November 4th to the 9th. This annual festival moves from city to city every year and includes the Canadian poetry slam team championships, as well as a slew of other events that fall under this year's theme, "Diverse Languages."

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Food, City, Arts

All Mushrooms Are Magical: A Guided Walk in the Morgan Arboretum

Posted by Bryan / October 23, 2013

Montreal artist, Alexis Williams has a crush on mushrooms. She'll lead a free guided walk through a Montreal forest this weekend, part of SensoriuM's Taste Tour Series. While a pot of mushroom dye simmers nearby, this Concordia Art School graduate student tells me about the wonderful world of our fungal friends.

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Arts

15 finestre at the Beaconsfield Library

Posted by Christine / August 31, 2013

Card  front 2.jpg 15 finestre, local artist Luciano Germani's exceptionally unique digital photography exhibition, begins this Wednesday at the Beaconsfield Library.

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City, Arts

Montreal's 8th Otakuthon; Next Level Cosplay

Posted by Bryan / August 28, 2013

cosplay is for amateurs.pngIn the past few years, it's been considered "cool" to be a geek. Because of shows like "The Big Bang Theory", everybody who knows the slightest thing about Wolverine or saw a few Batman movies can say "lol I'm such a geek/nerd". These people, well, know nothing.

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Arts, City

Just For Laughs: Week in Review

Posted by Bryan / July 26, 2013

justforlaughs-logo.jpgWith hundreds of shows happening in such a small amount of time, what was worth seeing and what wasn't?

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