Bookshop Launch: Celebrating Calgary – Art Underground, Calgary Goes to the Movies & Architecture in 40 Buildings

The Calgary Atlas Project + Esker Foundation present: Celebrating Calgary: Art Underground, Calgary Goes to the Movies, and Architecture in 40 Buildings

Friday 22 April, 6-7pm, free

Join the artists and authors of Calgary’s Art Underground: Place | Time | Art | A Guide, Calgary Goes to the Movies: A Historical Guide and Calgary’s Architecture in 40 Buildings as they highlight stories from, launch and celebrate these three unique and important Calgary guides.

Speakers will include Jim Ellis, Director, Calgary Institute for the Humanities; artists Mark Dicey, Janet Turner and Leslie Sweder of the collaborative group Drunken Paw; and Philip Vandermey and Jesse Andejelic of Spectacle, Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism; along with Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis of TILBY/FORBIS, animation and design.

This event is presented in partnership with the Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary, with support from the Calgary Foundation.

The Calgary Atlas Project is an initiative of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities that seeks to recover crucial stories about Calgary’s past and present to illuminate the character of the city in surprising ways. Individual maps document such phenomena as the early histories of Calgary’s Queer communities, the history of Indigenous involvement with Calgary Stampede, the traces left by immigrant communities, and the lasting effects of the labour movement. The Atlas Project brings a new vision of the city to Calgarians, to share who we are, and how we got here.

The Calgary Atlas Project Maps will be available for purchase at the ‘Bookshop at Esker’ during and after the event. Maps can also be purchased online at:

April 22nd, 2022 at 6-7pm