In collaboration with
-Guillermo Delgado Castaneda
-Brant Avenue -Neighbourhood Group
-Brant Avenue Public School
-Brant Summer Camp-a-Mania Kids and -Community Garden
-Healthy Landscapes -Program
-Upper Grand District School Board
-Vicki Beard & Family
-James Gordon, musician
-Brendan Johnson, director of Everdale
-Paul Kraehling, former city planner of Guelph
-Elizabeth Nowatschin, student
Frank Valeriotte, member of Guelph Parliament
THE BRANT CLUB
The Brant Club, a project by Lucia Babina and Marjetica Potrč, took place as part of the Musagetes Foundation’s artistic program in Guelph, Canada.
The collaboration with Cohabitation Strategies, that at that time was producing the research program Guelph-Wellington Rural Urban Program, helped a great deal to identify the area of action – the Brant neighbourhood in Guelph – and to define the three project spheres of interventions to be developed through community activities: the natural assets at hand, space-making, and food accessibility.
The Brant Club consisted of a program of events that encouraged the local community to rediscover their neighbourhood’s natural assets through excursions within the neighbourhood and to the nearby nature reserve; to rethink the neighbourhood space through group discussions with experts and city officials; and to become more involved in debates over local and organic food production and consumption by introducing Brant residents to the ecological food movement in Guelph; a mural hanging at the front wall of the Brant Avenue Public School which tells the story of the Brant community.
The project’s ultimate goal was to help people play a more active part in reshaping their lives in Brant.