We are excited to announce the launch of The Resilient City website. This is an excerpt from the website describing the new site and the FNC involvement with this new project.
In 2014, the Musagetes Foundation challenged our group to consider what the term resilient meant in relation to our collective, our art and science practices, and to ourselves as citizens of our small southern Alberta city, Lethbridge.
Understanding our history, our environment and influences on our daily lives seemed to be a good starting point. One of the first things we agreed on was that our city included more than just what we found within the physical boundaries. Our water – and the threats to the water system – was something that very few of us understood. And how about our trees and shrubs – where did they come from, and who had the foresight to plant them? What kind of geology did our city sit on?
This site presents the first few investigations we undertook into understanding our city, and the resiliency that it represents. Please browse our past events to view the videos. I’m looking forward to the next steps, and how our collective considers their own contributions.