TZAVTA #32 Jason Logan


April 7, 2019 6pm

This salon is a part of our continuing and dedicated partnership with Wordfest. 

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We are thrilled to host Forager Jason Logan and artist Richard Brown for a conversation on art, urbanity, environmental commitment and creativity . 

In 2014, Logan began a citizen science experiment to make eco-friendly, urban ink from street-harvested pigments. Since then, The Toronto Ink Company has become far more than just an inkmaker: it's a revolution in natural colour that uses street foraging as a jumping off point for thinking about community, innovation, sustainability and opening our minds to the beauty at our feet. 

About Jason Logan

Toronto Ink Company founder Jason Logan is an internationally recognized designer, creative director, author, speaker and artist. His illustrations appear regularly in the New York Times and his fine art has been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, and the Yukon. His work has been recognized by the AIGA, SPD, the Centre for Social Innovation, and the Canada Council for the Arts. When he is not making ink, he is the Creative Director of Torstar Digital Products.

Jason will be giving a talk on April 6, hosted by Wordfest CEO and creative ringleader, Shelley Youngblut at Memorial park library.

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Richard Brown- Moderator

Richard Brown is the Director of Research and Graduate Studies at the Alberta University of the Arts.  He is also an Associate Professor of Drawing, and he has served as the Chair of the School of Visual Art, the Head of Drawing, and the Head of First Year Studies.

Brown holds an MFA from Hunter College, City Universities of New York, and a BFA Honours from the University of Manitoba School of Art.

Brown maintains an active studio practice with solo exhibitions at Stride Gallery, the Illingworth Kerr Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, among many others.

TZAVTA #33 Lesley BEALE & Jeremy Sturgess

April 14, 2019 6pm

We are honoured to host award winning and innovative architects/artists Lesley Beale and Jeremy Sturgess in conversation with scholar emeritus professor and minister, Dr. Geoffrey Simmins

 TZAVTA #33 IS SOLD OUT. Please email to be put on waiting list.

Designing landmark structures in the city and beyond, the conversation will focus on Calgary’s evolving urban identity and the vision for the future, the challenges and opportunities to become a lead centre. 


Lesley Beale- M.E.Des. Arch, LEED AP

Lesley joined Sturgess Architecture in 1992, and became a Partner in 1993. Since that time, Lesley has developed as an articulate, creative and passionate urban designer. Her success in working with community and corporate groups to achieve consensus is widely recognized, as is her ability to marry the sensitivity of a street oriented new urbanism philosophy with contemporary architecture, resulting in an urban residential typology appropriate to its time and place. 

Lesley has made an ongoing commitment to education of the profession through the founding and operation of the Calgary Architectural and Urban Studies Alliance (CAUSA) which has gone on to inspire other design focused lecture series in Calgary.  Lesley has managed many of Sturgess Architecture’s projects, including the Water Centre, the 7th Avenue LRT Transit Corridor Renewal, the Bridges Master Plan and most recently as Project Lead on the Green Line, responsible for Station and Urban Design of the Green Line Southeast. This project’s integrated team approach has served to comprehensively address all aspects of the project from urban and station design to public engagement and the technical aspects of a complex transit project.  Most recently, Lesley has retired from the office environment to peruse her own personal research.


Jeremy Sturgess- B. Arch, Architect AAA, AIBC, FRAIC, RCA

With over 40 years’ experience as an architect, Jeremy Sturgess has contributed to Canadian architecture at a variety of levels. He is known for his ability to create urban design Master Plans and buildings responsible to an urban design vision, and has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for his work, which includes distinctive houses, housing at all scales, and civic and commercial buildings that consistently contribute to their environment.

In 1997, Jeremy Sturgess was appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in recognition of his consistent collaboration with artists in architectural projects, and in particular for the artistic quality of his architecture. In 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012, recognizing his contribution to art and architecture in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. 

While still operating as a consultant for the office he is currently on sabbatical conducting his own personal research.

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Dr. Geoffrey Simmins: Moderator

Dr. Simmins, a Professor Emeritus of Architectural History at the University of Calgary, notes that 55% of all human beings now live in cities. An urban walker and cyclist, he is concerned with how we design buildings that facilitate meaningful interactions and make our lives richer and happier.

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