Call for Participants: We Should Know Each Other #100

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Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre and cSPACE Projects present:

Call for Participants: We Should Know Each Other #100 at King Edward School

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Background

‘We Should Know Each Other’ is a crossroad of communities. It invites people to stretch the limits of their social circles and enhance their thinking with a diversity of new ideas and perspectives. It provides a safe and welcoming space for viewpoints to collide in unexpected ways, and for creative sparks to fly.

Since February 2008, Mark Hopkins has hosted regular ‘We Should Know Each Other’ (WSKEO) events in Calgary, Alberta where hundreds of strangers have shared stories, laughter and new friendships.

The landmark 100th edition of ‘We Should Know Each Other’ will take place at King Edward Arts Hub and Incubator – the first project of cSPACE, a non-profit real estate enterprise dedicated to developing a network of multi-disciplinary creative workspaces across the city. With a mission to connect people, place and ideas to ignite creativity, community, collaboration and change, cSPACE is excited to invite the community inside the 100-year-old King Edward School before the redevelopment process begins.

Event Summary

WSKEO #100 will take place on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00am-10:00 pm and continue through Sunday, September 30th, 2012 from 10:00am-4pm, throughout King Edward School in South Calgary (1720 – 30th Ave SW).

WSKEO #100 will invite a vast range of Calgarians to intersect in fascinating and meaningful ways, through a series of diverse activities that encourage interaction between participants. As this event will also coincide with Alberta Culture Days, Pecha Kucha Night and Doors Open at King Edward School – WSKEO #100 will provide family-friendly opportunities that will suit diverse interests.

Come create and experience a lively range of local culture set against the backdrop of a historic school; walk the locker-lined halls, write a message on an old blackboard and visit the gymnasium – while also experiencing live music, speakers, games, installations and more!

Call for Participants    (Call for Participants as PDF)

The King Edward School is big – more than 5,000 square meters over four floors! While this historic building offers tremendous potential for exploring unique programming and site-specific work, its stature can make it an intimidating place for people to take social risks. We are seeking participants for WSKEO #100 to help create a comfortable, welcoming and creative environment within the unique spaces of King Edward School.

Participants can be individuals, groups or organizations from all disciplines and sectors. We are open to any programming idea that brings people together and encourages conversation and exchange.

This is not a trade show. At WSKEO #100, rather than talking about yourself or your organization, it’s an opportunity to show what you do. Each participant will be responsible for creating an activity, station or experience that encourages attendees to interact with you and each other in unexpected ways.

Activities and installations can span the entire duration of the event (Saturday 10am-10pm and Sunday 10am-4pm) or be scheduled for a set time period on a given day. They can be programmed for a particular room, or be an experience or performance that migrates throughout the building.

We will conduct an information session at King Edward School on July 17th to help further inform your proposals. Please RSVP with Mark Hopkins  – mark@swallowabicycle.com by July 15th to receive tour details.  Visit cSPACEProjects.com for more information about the site.

 

If you wish to participate in WSKEO #100, please fill out this questionnaire:

Please select one: Individual  ~  Group  ~  Organization

Name: Contact Name (if applicable):

Phone: E-mail:             Website:

What do you want to do?

Where do you want to do it? (Please see attached floorplan for the King Edward School, and select up to 3 spaces that would suit your idea.)

What equipment and materials will be part of your activity?

What is the preferred time & duration for your activity?

Any other comments?

 

Proposal deadline: July 31st, 2012, 5:00 pm

Send proposals to Mark Hopkins – mark@swallowabicycle.com. For questions, call 403.710.0093.

We will accommodate as many proposals as possible and notify selected participants by mid-August.

 

For more information about ‘We Should Know Each Other’, please contact Mark Hopkins at 403.710.0093 or mark@swallowabicycle.com, or visit www.swallowabicycle.com/wskeo.html.

For more information about cSPACE Projects, please contact Deeter Schurig at 403.264.5330 or deeter.schurig@cspaceprojects.com, or visit cSPACEProjects.com.

 

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