Design Talks Institute (d.talks) likes to foster discussion on new urban challenges and design. Check out a varied panel of topics and professionals regarding conversations on what we are doing right and what can be improved in Calgary. Some of the past topics spoke of transportation, urban design, and architecture. Check out the link to FFWD for more details. October 1st at Festival Hall!

An interesting perspective, all-too-rarely explored in the field. 

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C4 and the University of Calgary’s Environmental Design faculty present a party and artist showcase

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C4 and the University of Calgary’s Environmental Design faculty present a party and artist showcase

C4 presents SUSTAINABLE CITY, an arts event showcasing the everyday, unsung heroes of sustainable transportation in Calgary. Trains, bikes, boards, shoes; A to B without the automobile. Musical acts from Jung People and The Tontos kicking off the night. Featuring photography by Adrien Fortunato, Brendan McCabe, Chris Tait, Doug Springer, Pierre Quinn, and Stefan Legisa. 

Jung People is a Canadian post-rock group from Calgary, AB. Known for their dynamic blend of deep drowsy ambiance, complex rhythms and explosive guitars.
http://jungpeople.bandcamp.com/

The Tontos are an indie/garage band from Calgary, AB, Canada. Their self-titled debut album was recorded over the summer of 2012 on an 8-track recorder with one condenser mic and one SM-58.  
http://thetontos.bandcamp.com/  

Saturday May 11th 2013
The Satellite Gallery
343 - 11th Avenue, SW
Doors 9PM
Bands 10:30PM
$5

Members and invited guests only. 
For interview opportunities and more information, contact Brendan McCabe at (403) 863-2317 or brendanlmccabe@gmail.com.

C4 presents SUSTAINABLE CITY, an arts event showcasing the everyday, unsung heroes of sustainable transportation in Calgary. Trains, bikes, boards, shoes; A to B without the automobile. Musical acts from Jung People and The Tontos kicking off the night. Featuring photography by Adrien Fortunato, Brendan McCabe, Chris Tait, Doug Springer, Pierre Quinn, and Stefan Legisa. 

Jung People is a Canadian post-rock group from Calgary, AB. Known for their dynamic blend of deep drowsy ambiance, complex rhythms and explosive guitars.

http://jungpeople.bandcamp.com/

The Tontos are an indie/garage band from Calgary, AB, Canada. Their self-titled debut album was recorded over the summer of 2012 on an 8-track recorder with one condenser mic and one SM-58.  

http://thetontos.bandcamp.com/  

Saturday May 11th 2013

The Satellite Gallery

343 - 11th Avenue, SW

Doors 9PM

Bands 10:30PM

$5

Members and invited guests only. 

For interview opportunities and more information, contact Brendan McCabe at (403) 863-2317 or brendanlmccabe@gmail.com.

Premium luster digital prints by Pierre Quinn, Chris Tait and Stefan Legisa now available in our store! Buy ‘em quick, they’re sure to go fast!

new store to purchase all our zines as they come. more goodies coming soon. hit the store button!

drop us a line and let us know what else you guys would like to see! hit the Speak Up button!

IM TRYING TO BE A BETTER PERSON FOOTAGE

the making of and final products of SEMAPHORE VOL II & IM TRYING TO BE A BETTER PERSON. mad props to Pierre, Tait, Stefan, Cody, New Friends, Brew Bros, Steam Whistle, and all 140 of you hoodrats who came down. Zines available soon at Frost Books, Shelf Life, Pages, MRU, Sloth Records and our soon to be released online store. 


Party tomorrow guys!! Check out what we have for I’M TRYING TO BE A BETTER PERSON @ the UAS Satellite Gallery 9pm
Party tomorrow guys!! Check out what we have for I’M TRYING TO BE A BETTER PERSON @ the UAS Satellite Gallery 9pm
FRIDAY MARCH 29. BE THERE OR BE LAME.

FRIDAY MARCH 29. BE THERE OR BE LAME.

ZINE RELEASE/GALLERY SHOW!!!

C4 proudly presents I’M TRYING TO BE A BETTER PERSON, an event celebrating the launch of the second instalment of their zine publication, SEMAPHORE. The featured theme for this issue is entitled “THE CITY IS DEAD,” Featuring the musical talents of local favourite Ryan Von Hagen, and the darkroom photo artwork of YYCStreet’s Chris Tait and Pierre Quinn, Stefan Legisa and Cody Oliver. The event will showcase classic analog photography with an in-the-darkroom feel, offering a small glimpse of the work that goes into developing and printing from negatives.

I’M TRYING TO BE A BETTER PERSON takes place Fri., Mar 29 @ the Satellite Gallery (343 11 Ave SW). Doors at 8:30PM. $5 door, free for UAS and Urban CSA members.

For interview opportunities and more information, contact Brendan McCabe at (403) 863-2317 or brendanlmccabe@gmail.com.

 

You guys know what we’re all about and we love a good party! Come on down and have a drink, enjoy some art and get a wicked cool zine!

SPREAD THE WORD!

Zine sneak-peak coming soon! We promise! 

Me gusta su estilo, Peatonito

This is what it’s all about right here. Regular people, dissatisfied with an alarming problem, stepping forward in a peacefully deviant way to stand up for the little guy. And by ‘little guy’ we mean anyone wanting to cross the road without becoming a fatality.

Peatonito is a character devised by Jorge Canez - who assumes a Lucha Libre mask in between his day job as a Political Scientist and Transportation Advisor. Peatonito boldly (and hilariously) reminds drivers in Mexico City to act right: painting cross-walks, giving speeches, and physically blocking cars to help fellow citizens cross at dangerous intersections. What’s more, Jorge has registered Peatonito under a Creative Commons Licence, encouraging anyone to don the mask.

As with all social matters, the concerted efforts of exceptional individuals are no substitute for a functioning system. Right-of-way laws, proper pedestrian infrastructure, education and police enforcement are all crucial steps to getting serious about this problem. But Peatonito and his allies are raising awareness, having fun, and getting the ball rolling. Here at C4 we can’t help but salute that.

Peatonito on Facebook

More on Peatonito (via: theatlanticcities)

(Despite the challenges it faces, Mexico City is actually doing some really kick-ass things when it comes to Urbanity and Sustainability. Perhaps Brendan will share some stories from his recent trip soon.)

Fantastic idea (via: thisiscolossal)

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Here’s the second video installation of The City is Dead series. Brendan states the city is dead, but has the capacity to come back to life. What do you think? Send us what you’ve got and it could wind up in the next issue of Semaphore!

Remember!

DEADline for submissions is February 22nd!

Send your submissions to submissions.c4@gmail.com