Billboard 208 /
March 13th - June 19, 2023
Calgary Ramps is the result of photo documentary fieldwork in Inglewood and Kensington, the two Calgary neighbourhoods selected to be part of Ramp It Up—a local initiative established by Accessible Housing, and inspired by Toronto’s StopGap Foundation, an organization that promotes barrier free spaces by providing small portable access ramps. Bozdarov’s contribution to Billboard 208 comes from the series of photographs of ramps that he encountered in these two Calgary neighbourhoods, which includes an asphalt-mound ramp, an upside-down ramp, and one of the first portable ramps produced by the Ramp It Up project.
Atanas Bozdarov is an artist and designer whose recent projects have explored systems and structures of accessibility; unnoticed conditions of disability and design; and architectural propositions for public space. He received his HBA from the University of Toronto Mississauga and his MDes from OCAD University. He has exhibited at Contemporary Calgary, Calgary; the Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto; and Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI), Montreal. Bozdarov teaches design in the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College’s joint Art and Art History program.
Territorial Acknowledgments /
TNG gratefully acknowledges its home on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, including the Blackfoot Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani and Siksika), Métis Nation of Alberta Region III, Stoney Nakoda First Nation (Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley), and Tsuu T’ina First Nation. TNG would also like to acknowledge the many other First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have crossed this land for generations.
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