Friday, June 17, 2011

Winners of FEAST 02 grants

We are pleased to announce that Shannon Linde & Edward Birnbaum are the winners of the FEAST Project Grant, and Zack Pearl & April Wong are the winners of the XPACE FEAST Student Grant.

'Toronto Sauna Project', rendering

Thank you to all the presenters and participating diners for making FEAST 02 a great event. More information on the winning proposals and photos of the dinner to come.

Shannon Linde & Edward Birnbaum, 'Toronto Sauna Project'

The Toronto Sauna Project (working title) is a public installation that takes over an otherwise closed-for-the-season Toronto Parks building in MacGregor Park, transforming the space into a community-accessible sauna for two consecutive weekends in Februrary 2012. Based on the theme of winter solace, the project stems from a reaction to current sauna and bathhouse practices that exist in North America under segregated circumstances, as well a desire to revive unused public space during the long winter months. The goal is to create an authentic sauna experience through the use of electric heat sources and cedar, supplemented by media elements such as sound and light. The Toronto Sauna Project will offer a warm retreat from Toronto’s longest, and often most isolated, season, inviting the community into a comfortable space that is all at once relaxing, reflective, and fun. 

Inspirations for 'Toronto Sauna Project'

Images of Toronto sauna culture
Site for 'Toronto Sauna Project'

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