Dear ADA List members,
A colleague of mine from Pakistan, now based in Toronto Canada, is
running an online platform called 360EXtEndEd exploring the evolution
of a city through the stories of its inhabitants. http://www.360extended.com/index.php
360extended was initially set up for the 175 year anniversary of
Toronto in 2009, but is slowly expanding out to other cities, around
the world. The artist, Faisal Anwar, is looking for collaborators and
contributors around the world.
360EXtEndEd is a multi-platform project, which explores a city’s
evolution. We live in a city where there are infinite stories at every
corner, in every neighborhood, in every house. 360EXtEndEd questions
how, in this hybrid age of globalization, we perceive our relationship
with the city we call ‘home’. How does a city’s life, architecture and
history impact on us, its inhabitants? What happens to all our unsaid
and unspoken stories, which we all carry?
YOUR CITY, YOUR STORY.
360EXtEndEd has two components
Website: This is a place to tell and share stories about the city of
Toronto. The website enables community-based interaction where people
are invited to post stories, pictures and videos to the site. The
website becomes a portal where our experiences about the city, past
and present reside. It is a place to celebrate our diversity in
today’s urban culture and share our relationships with the city we
Site-Specific Installation: Your stories of the city will be a part of
the first real-time, site-specific installation at Nathan Phillip’s
Square. The installation is part of Toronto’s “My City” campaign
celebrating 175 years of Toronto. The installation will consist of
large-scale projections around the large dome inside the rotunda.
360EXtEndEd will take the audience through streams of visuals and
provide them with opportunities to explore and find ways to connect
with space and visual imagery.
for real time installation pictures: