University of Saskatchewan and community partners to hold discussion on Saskatoon neighbourhood development

The University of Saskatchewan invites members of the media to an event, titled Changing Saskatoon Neighbourhoods, featuring internationally acclaimed artist and community organizer Rick Lowe.

Friday, Sept. 9

6-9 pm

Friendship Inn, 619 20th Street West, Saskatoon


Neighbourhood development or gentrification? This public event explores the debate surrounding rapidly changing Saskatoon neighbourhoods such as Riversdale and Pleasant Hill. Rick Lowe, along with local artists, affordable housing advocates and neighbourhood residents will lead the conversation.


Rick Lowe is the Houston-based founder of Project Row Houses, an award-winning arts-based community revitalization project in Texas. He is also the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant and was appointed to the National Council on the Arts in 2013 by U.S. President Barack Obama.


Lowe will also lead a public talk at the Roxy Theatre at 7 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 7, titled Exploring Social and Community-Engaged Art.


These events are organized by the University of Saskatchewan Urban Change Working Group.

Lowe has media availability on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


For more information, contact:

Ryan Walker

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Science


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