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.
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.
卡爾加里坡道是在Inglewood和Kensington進行攝影紀實調查的結果，這兩個卡爾加里社區被選為Ramp It Up的一部分--一個由Accessible Housing(無障礙住房)建立的當地倡議，並受到多倫多StopGap基金會的啟發，該組織通過提供小型可移動通道坡道促進無障礙的空間。 Bozdarov對Billboard 208的貢獻來自於他在這兩個卡爾加里社區的一系列坡道照片，其中包括一個瀝青墩坡道，一個倒置的坡道，以及由Ramp It Up項目製作的第一批便攜式坡道之一。