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Year Zero One (YZO) is a registered non profit organisation committed to the production, development and distribution of electronic media art through internet-based projects and site-specific public art exhibitions. Founded in 1996 by Toronto based media artists Camille Turner and Michael Alstad, YZO established a Canadian node in a network of international groups which fostered the emergence of projects exploring the web as an art medium.

rethink

rethink

RETHINK — Contemporary Art & Climate Change is an exhibition of 26 works created by trendsetting Nordic and international contemporary artists working in the intersection between art, culture and climate change. The exhibition is a result of a cooperation between the National Gallery of Denmark, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art […]

not far from the tree

not far from the tree

The core of not far from the tree‘s programming is our residential fruit-picking program, where we pick fruit from trees that would otherwise go to waste. We help fruit tree owners make use of the abundance of fruit that their trees offer by dispatching teams of volunteers to harvest it for them. One third goes […]

underpass park

underpass park

Waterfront Toronto and landscape architect Greg Smallenberg (PFS) as we unveil plans for Underpass Park, the most extensive park to be built under an overpass in Canada. Located under the Eastern and Richmond/Adelaide overpasses in Torontos West Don Lands area (home of the 2015 Pan Am Games Athletes Village), this new park will transform a […]

no park

no park

NoPark returns “no parking zones”—mostly those associated fire hydrant placement–to low growth mosses, and grasses. These micro green spaces use foliage to stabilize the soil and to provide a durable low maintenance surface cover in addition to other benefits.  These microparks can continue to provide emergency parking space for fire trucks and exasperated Fresh-direct delivery […]

the case of the deviant toad

the case of the deviant toad

New York artist, activist and ecological researcher, Brandon Ballengée brings his startling high-resolution scanner photographs, video and preserved specimens of deformed toads to the Royal Institution for his first London solo exhibition: The Case of the Deviant Toad. The show, exploring issues of biodiversity and ecological change, presents the outcome of the artist’s ‘Ecoactions’ and study […]

london fieldworks: super kingdom

london fieldworks: super kingdom

SUPER KINGDOM can be viewed as a social engineering experiment for animals – a new community in the making referencing despot’s palaces, gated community developments such as Alphaville in Brazil and the fortified exclusivity afforded to the wealthy and super-rich – all designed to keep urban reality at bay. The project was initially inspired by […]

nature inspired innovation: 9 examples of biomimicry

nature inspired innovation: 9 examples of biomimicry

Biomimicry is the art, skill, intuition and science of turning towards nature as inspiration for solving our dilemmas. Nature has millions of years on us in perfecting forms and systems, and it’s about time we humans turn outward when we need answers. The field of biomimicry has already yielded hundreds of solutions. Gathered here in […]

breathing earth

breathing earth

Breathing Earth is a real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates. Although the CO2 emission, birth rate and death rate data used in Breathing Earth comes from reputable sources, data that measures things on such a massive scale can never be 100% […]

toronto tower renewal

toronto tower renewal

The Toronto area contains the second largest concentration of high-rise buildings in North America. The majority of these are modern concrete residential buildings, built during the City’s post-war expansion. The Tower Renewal Project is an initiative to re-examine these buildings’ remarkable heritage, neighbourhood histories, current place in our city, and future potential in a green […]

joseph ingoldsby: requiem for a drowning landscape

subtle technologies presentation That narrow ribbon of marsh between land and sea is dying. What is killing the salt marsh is still not fully known. The stress of coastal development, pollution, sea level rise, warming trends and constricted growing area may develop stress related pathogens which infect, attack and kill the marsh grass and allow […]