Giant glittering dance floor inspires strangers to dance in the streets of Montreal

July 20, 2016 by  
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Spanning a pedestrian road closed off to cars between the museum and a church, the 3,000-square-foot DANCE FLOOR comprises glittering paving with golden footprints pointed in a variety of directions. The mosaic-like urban installation evokes hammered gold in reference to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Pompeii exhibition. Passersby drawn to the glint and shine of the gold footprints are invited to improvise steps on the giant dance floor . Related: Historic Church With Tiffany Stained Glass Transformed into Beautiful Concert Hall for Montreal “With Verville’s proposal the participants experiment movement, both free and structured by the course, to surrender to the pleasure of an impulsive action or casual wandering,” says a press release. “Welcoming varied and unforgettable performances, DANCE FLOOR shines a new dynamism to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ area.” The DANCE FLOOR is complemented with raised rectangular volumes, also covered in golden footprints , which can be used as seating or as an elevated surface to jump or dance on. + Jean Verville architecte Images by Maxime Brouillet and François Bodlet

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To Win, the Green Movement Needs to Understand Leverage, not Just Footprints

August 30, 2010 by  
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Image credit: OedipuSphinx (Creative Commons) A few years ago I got into a heated debate about Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth with a green-minded friend of mine. My hippy friend couldn’t stand the movie—not because of anything it said, but because of the ‘hypocrisy’ of flying around the world to preach about climate change

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Carbon Footprints In The Snow: Then & Now

February 8, 2010 by  
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Pedestrian braves the street, avoiding the un-shoveled sidewalk. Image credit: The Hook, photo by Hawes Spencer Having grown up where snow up to the windows was normal, it is with amazement that I view my fellow Southeastern Pennsylvanians dealing with serious snow. Two honest-feet fell Friday night; and, another two feet are predicted starting tomorrow night.

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Clueless About Carbon? What COP15 Really Stands For

December 17, 2009 by  
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Photo via Earthwatch Guest blogger Caroline Chisholm is head of marketing and communications globally for Earthwatch . We all know the size of the footprints we leave behind. For the record, mine’s a size 8 (42), which is bigger than many I guess, but I’m tall and I need the ballast or I’d fall flat on my face.

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Green Music: Lessons from the Treasure Island Music Festival

November 1, 2009 by  
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One of my friends recently attended the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco and texted me about their awesome green initiatives.

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