Why Are You Telling Me This?
Each summer, The Banff Centre's Creative Non-Fiction and Cultural Journalism program takes in eight senior journalists and writers and charges them with a simple, if daunting task: Write about something you really care about. In this instalment of the Banff Centre Press's literary journalism series, participants push boundaries and arrive at some of their most passionate work.
Introduction by Alberto Manguel
In this first collection of poetry and short fiction from The Banff Centre's Writing Studio program, forty one of the program's most accomplished alumni are gathered in an unforgettable anthology.
The Edge of Everything
Few public venues exist for the contemplation of curatorial research and development in Canada, and there are even fewer forums for reflection by Canadian curators within an international context. The Edge of Everything is the result of a book project designed by Catherine Thomas to provide such a space for curators. It is a surprising collection of political, personal, quirky, and humorous commentary by Canadian and international curators on their individual practices. The collection is (as Canadian curator Ihor Holubizky writes) a “chain of incidents, heliocentric worlds at the edge of everything.”
Beyond the Box
The white cube — it’s a vision of the gallery museum that has dominated thinking and practice in the art world for decades. Beyond the Box: Diverging Curatorial Practices is a collection of essays by leading Canadian and international curators and artists that explores regions of practice outside this "cube," delving into contemporary challenges to traditional ideas about art and curating.
With four main topics of inquiry — Publications, New Media, Biennials, and Art Museums Today — Beyond the Box captures groundbreaking thinking and writing from some of the world’s top curator’s and artists. It exposes the passion, creativity, and determination behind successes such as the publications of the Hoopoe-Curatorial, and installations like The Universal Lab, as well as critical commentary documenting the collapse of the 2000 São Paulo Biennial.
Science, She Loves Me
Science is often perceived as the cool pursuit of objective knowledge, yet most scientists will tell you that it was a personal experience that attracted them to their field of choice. Science, She Loves Me is a powerful and engaging collection for science educators and communicators about how to communicate more effectively, more creatively, and more passionately, about science. This unique miscellany includes ideas, discussions, and methods for sharing the joys of science with both students and the public. Through the use of text and images, Science, She Loves Me looks at the way science is used, expressed, and explored by individuals, artists, scientists, and teachers, from cafes and classrooms all the way to theatre stages and Hollywood.
Rock, Paper, Fire
This anthology represents some of the best stories to emerge from The Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program—a range of risk-taking that includes a mad solo ascent of The Troll Wall in Norway, a hair-raising Himalayan climb with the great Ueli Steck, a melancholy journey through Ireland’s County Donegal, and a sailor’s soul-expanding voyage down the coast of the Baja.