Toronto, Ontario; Denver, Colorado.
Welcome by @chriskutarna to Renaissance Basecamp @Basecamp3 #rebase #basecampTO. Full day of teams working Rethinking in tables, having prepared with online discussions in weeks preceding. Most people meeting each other for the first time face-to-face. (Artscape Sandbox, Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario) 2018114
August session as games night, based on success of June episode that was scored highly. Learned that participants enjoy participating, rather than just watching slide presentations and talking heads. Getting up from rows-and-columns tables a good move. (SystemsThinkingTO, LoyaltyOne, King Street East, Toronto, Ontario) 20180823
Children attracted to #PenzoCAO (2019) "Time Traveller" at #XintiandiDesignFestival, sitting in bamboo chairs inside red crystal-like walls. The circular part is hinged, and rotates. Installation is one of many in the courtyard of a high-end fashion mall, shoppers are complemented by foreign tour groups crowding in the restaurants to the north. (Xintiandi Style, Madang Road, Xintiandi, Shanghai, PR China) 20190317
Opening reception installation @PTSDalchemy paintings @playthink "It's All in Your Head". Crystals shaped naturally, responding to emotional impressions focused on raw shapes. Cubism on canvases, exploring brain-body connections. (Dead End Studio, 7 Fraser Avenue, Toronto, Ontario) 20180830
Welcomed into study group by I Ching master Benfeng Zhu. Lessons are practically held in Mandarin Chinese, so aided by bilingual learners to appreciate throwing of coins, sketching hexagrams, and interpreting changes. My reading of multiple books translated into English, plus smartphone apps, have gotten me beyond beginner's level. Deeper insight into the underlying five elements theory, and its relation to lunar calendar, will require more scholarly inquiry. The group clubhouse, active for one year, overlooks a pedestrian bridge over a small stream feeding into Petticoat Creek. (Chinese Heritage Society of Canada, Kingston Road, Pickering, Ontario) 20181224