Summary of organization/program
No.9 is an arts organization that uses art and design to bring awareness to environmental concerns. We deliver programs in schools and in the public domain designed to encourage the use of creative thinking to resolve environmental issues and to promote a sustainable lifestyle.
Dominant Media Forms
Since graduating from the Fine Art department at Queens University in 1988, Andrew Davies has worked in a wide range of media including sculpture, photography, and interactive digital media. After graduating in 1995 from the masters program in architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI Arc) in Los Angeles, Davies moved to New York City to work in exhibition and interactive design at the Museum of Modern Art. He has also taught digital media courses at New York’s Eyebeam Atelier and George Brown college in Toronto. On his return to Toronto he started Andrew Davies Design, currently responsible for the interpretive design strategy for Evergreen @ the Brick Works project in Toronto.
No.9 is dedicated to working with a number of accomplished guest curators, education program managers and production staff, providing unique opportunities to local and international talent to address the relationship between art and the environment.
Statement of Principles
Executive Director’s Artistic Statement
No.9 accomplishes its mission through two inter-related programmatic approaches.
No.9’s public art programs
Art is the experience of perceiving, and this experience can help lead to a positive global vision of a sustainable future.
Art is the experience of perceiving, in which ones imagination is stimulated, personal creativity is nurtured and innovative thought is provoked. Public Art is the communal version of this experience and can act as a catalyst for cultural dialogue and change. As a society we are currently driven by the desire for a lifestyle of perpetual growth that is not socially or environmentally sustainable. Visionary voices are needed to inspire a cultural shift towards a global sustainable lifestyle. No.9’s mission is to provide the public forum and support for these voices so that positive environmental change can occur.
No.9 Ecological Literacy Outreach Educational Program
If our expectation is for the creative class of the next generation to drive the new green economy then our objective must be to take on the responsibility of providing that generation with the necessary tools to do so. A creative work force prepared to deal with the environmental challenges of the 21st century will be realized through extensive and pervasive education in integrated ecological literacy.
Samples of work
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