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presentations at international conferences & symposia

Shed and forest, from the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway line, near Duncan,

Vancouver Island, February, 1990 by Gordon Brent Ingram

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Ingram, Gordon Brent. 2013. Repopulating Contentious Territory: Recent Indigenous Aesthetic Interventions in Public Space on the West Coast of Canada. Symposium on Decolonial Aesthetics from the Americas. University of Toronto.

Ingram, G. B. 2010. Reinstating Transgression: Reimagining public policy for emerging political economies of queer space. presented at Reinstating Transgression: Emerging political economies of queer space. American University, Washington D.C., April 17-18, 2010.

Ingram, G. B. 2010. Queer Ecologies & Queerer Political Economies: Methods for the Re-Conceiving of Sexualities, Communities & Power Within Rapidly Changing Environments. Panel 1A Research Methods & Methodologies. presented at Reinstating Transgression: Emerging political economies of queer space

Ingram, G. B. 2010 After The Goldrush: Methods for Assessing the Impacts of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics on Native Sexual Minorities & Development of Strategic Responses to Inequities presented at Reinstating Transgression: Emerging political economies of queer space.

Ingram 2007. Globalizing homosexual & male guest worker identities: The strategic role of Dubai’s Open Beach. Presented at “SEXUALITY AND SPACE,” a pre-conference of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Ingram. 2006. Making ‘The Ghetto’ in The Terminal City: Some queer language of resistance & community formation in mid to late 20th Century Vancouver. American University, Washington, D. C., Colloquium on Language & Homophobia.

Ingram & Michael Habib. 2004. Re-ordering & after: Editing ecosystems & history in the restoration of heritage landscapes under globalization. a plenary presentation at the symposium, Traditional Environments in a Post Global World, Sharjah & Dubai, United Arab Emirates, International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE).

Ingram & Lindsay Upshaw. 2004. Gap analysis in conservation planning for cultural & less culturally modified landscapes: Prospects for northern Garry oak ecosystems in British Columbia, Monitoring the Effectiveness of Biological Conservation, Vancouver.

Ingram & Lindsay Upshaw. 2004. Setting goals and priorities for restoration strategies in the context of disparate historical interpretations: An example from the Garry oak and Douglas fir mosaic of Mount Maxwell, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, 16th International Conference, Society for Ecological Restoration, Victoria, Canada.

Ingram. 2004. Redesigning public open spaces as ecological & cultural infrastructure: From Vancouver to Lahore. Workshop for Quaid College, in cooperation with Arage Resource Center Institute of Heritage Education, Archaeological Department Training Institute, Lahore, Pakistan.


Ingram. 2003. Reconnecting:Planning networks of open space fornature & culture fromVancouver to Sharjah. Medina Forum, Institute for Urban and Regional Planning and Design, College of Architecture & Design, American University Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Ingram.2003. Fields or forest? Aboriginal food production landscapes, unresolved legacies and contemporary ecosystem management of Garry oak woodlands in southwestern British Columbia. International Conference on the Forest and Environmental History of the British Empire and Commonwealth. University of Sussex, Brighton UK, presented by Richard Grove.


Ingram. 2002. Ghayyas Ahmad Raja and Ingram. Detecting the past: Satellite imagery in exploring impacts of historical processes on land use and forest cover in the Salt Range, Punjab, Pakistan. International Conference on the Environmental History of Asia, New Delhi, India (Powerpoint presentation with the support of Harini Nagendra).


Ingram. 2002. Thinking like a dynamic mosaic: The relevance of landscape ecology to setting goals for biodiversity conservation & restoration for northern Garry oak ecosystems. Conference: Restoring Garry Oak Ecosystems – Progress and Prognosis, University of Victoria.

Ingram.2001. Some geomatics of forest conservation by indigenous groups: A survey & appraisal. Indigenous geography symposium, session: Indigenous Geography I: Cartographies and Geomatics, Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York City.

Ingram. 2001. presented jointly with Gavin Brown, Living in the material world (again): Linking activism & physical space through late queer theory. Conference on Sexuality and Space: Queering geographies of globalization. CLAGS, City College of New York, New York City. session title: Revisiting the material world: urban policy, design + activism after queer nationalism & globalization.

Ingram. 2001. Sex migrants: The coalescence of AIDS, queer and multicultural activism as decolonizing public space in globalizing Vancouver. Conference on Sexuality and Space: Queering geographies of globalization. City College of New York.

Ingram. 2000. (Ingram, G. B. and W. Erickson). Revisiting aboriginal burning: Fire to counter encroachment of Garry oak, Quercus garryana, ecosystems in Pacific Canada. A Native Solution to Fire Management Symposium in Hobart, Tasmania. Session theme: Re-establishing local processes. Presented by Grace Nangendo.

Ingram.1999. Contests over social memory in waterfront Vancouver: Historical editing & obfuscation through public art. Symposium: Waterfronts of Art: Art for social facilitation, Universitat de Barcelona, Departament d’Escultura, Escultura Pública.

Ingram.1998. The dialectics of homoerotic space-taking & placemaking in Vancouver, SEX ON THE EDGE: Sexualities & Marginalities Conference, Session Locations of Homosexuality, October 1998, Concordia University, Montréal.

Ingram.1998. Mapping the Shifting Queerscape: A Century of Homoerotic Space-Taking & Placemaking in Pacific Canada at Conference: Do Ask, Do Tell: Outing Pacific Northwest History, Washington State Historical Museum, Tacoma, Session on Historicizing the Sex in Homosexual: Policing and Community Identity in the Twentieth Century.

Ingram.1997. Redesigning Wreck: The beach as site of queer placemaking and homophobic reaction in Canada. Queer Nation Symposium, Centre Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, Toronto.

Ingram.1996. Tradeoff analysis for planning networks of in situ conservation of plant genetic resources. International Symposium on In-Situ Conservation of Plant Genetic diversity, Antalya, Turkey.

Ingram.1995. Ten arguments for a theory of queers in public space. Introductory talk for the panel, Queer space: Sites of existence, sites of resistance. Queer Frontiers (Conference), International Lesbian and Gay Archives, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Ingram.1993. Queers in space: Towards a theory of landscape and sexual orientation. Queer Sites Conference. University of Toronto.

Ingram.1992. Integration of concerns for in situ conservation of genetic resources into region / landscape-wide planning frameworks. Session IX. Management strategies. Symposium: Biodiversity in Managed Landscapes, Sacramento, California.

Ingram.1992. Global status report on in situ conservation of crops and wild relatives of crops. IV World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas, Caracas, Venezuela, Workshop IV.6 Managing Protected Areas to Conserve Genetic Resources.

Ingram.1992. Indicators of biological diversity and landscape processes for land use simulation on islands. Symposium: ISLANDS 2000 – The World of Islands: What development on the eve of the year 2000?, Giardini-Naxos, Italy.

Ingram.1992. Monitoring the biological diversity of Galiano Island, Canada: A landscape approach to conservation planning. (authors: Pierre R. Vernier & G. Brent Ingram). Symposium: ISLANDS 2000 – The World of Islands: What development on the eve of the year 2000?, Giardini-Naxos, Italy.

Ingram.1990. A Landscape Management and Monitoring framework for preservation of local biological diversity: An example from the Queen Charlotte Islands. Presented at the Protected Areas session of the May 1990 symposium, Landscape Approaches to Wildlife and Ecosystem Management. UBC.

Ingram.1990. The Landscape Ecology of Mt. Maxwell, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Presented as a field trip as part of the May 1990 symposium, Landscape Approaches to Wildlife and Ecosystem Management. The University of British Columbia.

Ingram.1990. Fragmentation: Towards an expanded model of the vulnerability of forest habitats on islands. Presented at the symposium In harmony with Nature, International Conference on the Conservation of Tropical Biodiversity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ingram.1990. Rain forest and marine habitat conservation initiated by indigenous people. Globe ’90, Vancouver.

Ingram.1990. Integration of concerns for biological, visual and recreational resources into the planning of extractive development and protected areas: A tale of three islands. Symposium entitled Landscape ecology: Planning and design implications. Arizona State University, Phoenix.

Ingram.1988. Planning networks of protected habitat for conservation of species of importance to indigenous societies: Three islands with primary rainforest and pressures for both logging and habitat protection. Symposium: Culture: The missing element in conservation, National Zoological Park -Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Ingram.1985. Ecogeographical surveying of intra-specific variability for conservation and utilization of the genetic resources of wild plants. Commonwealth Science Council Workshop on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, University of Zimbabwe, Harare.

guest critic & panellist engagements

Newly planted winter wheat and barley beds, Bagzane Plateau, November, 1986 from the 1991 photoessay, Gardens of Despair: Tuareg responses to desertification, Aïr Mountains, Niger / Jardins De Désespoir: Réaction des Tuaregs devant l’expansion du désert, montagne de l’Aïr, Niger, Royal Institute of British Architects Gallery, London, 16 inches x 20 inches, black and white print by Gordon Brent Ingram

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1.  2009. Panellist on research methods for urban environmental histories and exploration of  implications of historical investigations for contemporary urban policy after the screening of  REX VS. SINGH  (Directed by Richard Fung, John Greyson and Ali Kazimi  / Canada / 2008 / video / 39 minutes). Presented by INSTRCC (INitiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies), The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
2.  2008. Panel after the screening of REX VS. SINGH  (Directed by Richard Fung, John Greyson and Ali Kazimi  / Canada / 2008 / video / 39 minutes). Twentieth Out on Screen, Vancouver Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
3.  2007. Environmental planning guest critic for the final studio presentations of ARC506 – 2: Revitalizing Old Dubai. Department of Architecture, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
4.  2006. Panellist in the Forum on Visual Resources Management Practices and the Practitioner, 12th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), Session Number 34, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

guest lectures

Door in village of Misfat Al A’briyeen, Hajar Mountains, northern Oman, January 2004, photograph by Gordon Brent Ingram

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Ingram. 2013. Expanding & Diversifying Environmental Research: Needs for Urbanizing Coastal Regions Exporting Fossil Fuels presentation to the Qatar University Environmental Studies Center, Doha.

Ingram. 2013. Designs from The Terminal City: Activist strategies for diversifying research & educational offerings for a national centre in Toronto. Faculty of Design of Ontario College of Art and Design University. Toronto.

Ingram. 2011. Sustainability For Uncertain Times: The expanding roles of critical engagement in urban environmental planning for community development. Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, Jiangsu Province, CHINA.

Ingram. 2011. Planning For Uncertain Times: Fostering Higher Education for Innovative & Sustainable, Architecture and Community Development for Southern Africa. School Of Architecture And Planning, Faculty Of Engineering And The Built Environment, University Of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ingram. 2011. Repositioning the Landscape in Architecture: Towards Innovative Research & Design Processes for Site Planning in Uncertain Times. School of Architecture, University of Hawai’i.

Ingram. 2010. Planning For Sustainability in Uncertain Times: Building Transformative Graduate-Level Curriculum for Urban Environmental Leadership, Policy & Problem-Solving, George Washington University College of Professional Studies, Washington, D.C.

Ingram. 2009. Planning for uncertain times: Shifting needs for educating professionals (and activists) transforming cities, regions & environments during multiple crises. School of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, Toronto.

Ingram. 2007. Fragments, edges & matrices: Some landscape ecologies of networks of sexual minorities within neighbourhoods. Presented and discussed at Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics & Desire, Toronto, Ontario (sponsored by York University).

Ingram, G. B. 2006. New Developments in GIS for Biodiversity Conservation: Implications for capacity building in Pakistan. A Workshop for the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF – Pakistan), Lahore.

Ingram, G. B. 2006. South-Eastern Arabia: Geography & Environment / Ras Al Khaimah: Contemporary Political Economy & the Status of the New Campus presented in “RAK 101: Ras Al Khaimah On The Edge Of Metropolitan Dubai In The United Arab Emirates, The Site Of The New George Mason University Campus in The Middle East in the seminar series, Going Global: The ethics & politics of a George Mason University campus in the Middle East.

Ingram, G. B. 2006. Reordering & After: Heritage Landscapes, Globalization & Historical Interpretation in South-Eastern Arabia in the seminar series, Going Global: The ethics & politics of a George Mason University campus in the Middle East.

Ingram, G. B. 2005. Ras Al Khaimah: Opportunities for innovative higher education in the Middle East. A presentation at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

Ingram, G. B.2004. Historical assessment protocols in setting ecosystem restoration priorities for cultural landscapes: Prospects for the oak woodland and conifer forest mosaics modified by the Salish of Pacific Canada, Faculté des géosciences et de l’environnement, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Ingram, G. B. 2004. Returning to the scene of the crime: Uses of trial dossiers on consensual male homosexuality for urban research with examples from twentieth century British Columbia. RESOLUTIONS AND RUPTURES: Sexual and gender diversity and the spaces in between, conference at The University of British Columbia.

Ingram, G. B. 2002. The ecology of Mt. Maxwell & other northern Garry oak landscapes, Salt Spring Island Conservancy, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia followed by a field trip on management and restoration.

Ingram, G. B. 2002. Returning to the scene of the crime: Historical fragments & unfinished plans. Xtra Speakers series, Little Sister’s Bookstore, Vancouver.

Ingram, G. B.2001. Environmental planning for biodiversity conservation: Detection of & response to social conflicts in the northern margins of Garry oak, Quercus garryana, ecosystems. Department of Geography and Environment. London School of Economics.

Ingram, G. B. 2001. Thinking like a dynamic mosaic: Conservation planning for the northern Garry oak, Quercus garryana, landscapes in British Columbia. The Richmond Natural History Society, Lulu Island, Canada.

Ingram, G. B. 2000. Use of satellite imagery in forest biodiversity conservation planning: Identifying fragments & corridors for the Salt Range, Punjab. presentation to & discussion with the Lahore office of WWF Pakistan.

Ingram, G. B. 1999. Conservation of biological diversity as landscape architecture. Guest lecture. International PhD Course, The Management of Biodiversity from a Landscape Ecological Perspective, Roskilde University, Denmark.

Ingram, G. B. 1999. Landscape ecology grounded in critical social theory: Opportunities for assessing forest degradation & formulating rehabilitation strategies, The International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands.

Ingram, G. B. 1999. The implications of landscape ecology for conserving the biological diversity of northern Garry oak, Quercus garryana, ecosystems. Guest lecture. International PhD Course, The Management of Biodiversity from a Landscape Ecological Perspective, Roskilde University, Denmark.

Ingram, G. B. 1999. Queer geographies: Diverging theories of homoerotic space for urban policy, planning & design. Guest lecture at the Department of Sociology, University of Amsterdam.

Ingram, G. B. 1999. Expanding use of geoinformatics in forest conservation, protection & rehabilitation (with an emphasis on regulatory enforcement). presentation at ITC to Indonesian Environmental Impact Management Agency.

Ingram, G. B. 1998. Queerscape Architectures: In search of the implications of queer theory for urban planning. San Francisco Bay Chapter of Gays and Lesbians in Planning (GALIP). Oakland, California.

Ingram, G. B. 1998. Panel introduction and moderation Planning for improved water quality and management in the United States and abroad. Spring Forum, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley.

Ingram, G. B. 1997. The city as homoerotic archaeology: Excavating lesbian and gay Los Angeles and Vancouver. Presentation of Ingram & Yolanda Retter at Beyond Baroque Literary / Arts Center, Venice, California.

Ingram, G. B. 1997. Surveying the territory: Contentions around queer space & the functions of an anthology. Presentation of Ingram & Retter at A Different Light Bookstore, West Hollywood, California.

Ingram, G. B. 1997. Queers & public space: The new localism as queerscape architectures as civic politics. Modern Times Book Store, San Francisco.

Ingram, G. B. 1997. Ghetto versus walled city: New tactics for making more & better queer neighbourhood space. A Different Light Book Store, San Francisco.

Ingram, G. B.1997. Coming home: Mapping for queer placemaking in Vancouver. Little Sisters Book Store, Vancouver.

Ingram, G. B. 1997. vancouver( as queer)scape: Strategies for mapping public spaces constructed by sexual minorities. with Anne-Marie Bouthillette & Cornelia Wyngaarden. Critical Geography Conference, (Simon Fraser University & The University of British Columbia, Vancouver). Session: Locating the politics of theory in critical human geography.

Ingram, G. B. 1997. Remaking Queer Public Space in the Castro Talk for Castro Area Planning + Action, San Francisco.

Ingram, G. B.1995. Public open space in the city as strategic queer sites. Introductory talk for the panel, Queer city spaces. Queer Frontiers (Conference).

Ingram, G. B.1995. `Open’ space?: Reconstructing the (queer) commons. York University Faculty of Environmental Studies, Toronto.

Ingram, G. B.1995. Ecological urbanization: Criteria and prospects for southeastern Vancouver Island. York University Faculty of Environmental Studies, Toronto.

Ingram, G. B.1995. Networks of protected areas and open space as ecological infrastructure: Some examples from islands with rainforest in the Pacific Rim. York University Faculty of Environmental Studies, Toronto.

Ingram, G. B.1995. Queerscape architecture: Marginality and the redesign of public space. Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Toronto.

Ingram, G. B.1994. Conservation attempts for Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island: The crisis in site planning. Landscape Architecture Program, University of California, Berkeley.

Ingram, G. B.1994. Conservation planning in Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island: Can landscape ecology provide a framework for decision-making? Wildlife – Fisheries – Range Group, University of California, Berkeley.

Ingram, G. B.1994. Measuring biodiversity: Classical approaches. Universitá di Parma, Istituto di Ecologia, European Association for Environmental Management Education, Application module: Management of river basis and related coastal areas, M.Sc. program.

Ingram, G. B.1994. Criteria for selecting areas for protecting and conserving biodiversity. Universitá di Parma, Istituto di Ecologia, European Association for Environmental Management Education, Application module: Management of river basis and related coastal areas, M.Sc. program.

Ingram, G.B.1994. Presentation and discussion as part of the Queer Space 2 Panel symposium discussion at Storefront Art and Architecture, New York.

Ingram, G. B. 1994. Language, land, and environmental conflict. Langara College, Vancouver.

Ingram, G. B. 1993. Clayoquot Sound: The ecology of a conflict. A joint Arts1 and Science1 feature lecture for first year university students, University of British Columbia.

Ingram, G. B. 1993. Connectivity and isolation across living space: Why we need the science of landscape ecology. UBC Department of Geography.

Ingram, G. B.1992. In situ conservation of wild plants with genetic resources: New directions with the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity. UBC Department of Plant Science.

Ingram, G. B.1992. Geographic information systems for conservation planning: Islands with primary forest in the Pacific Rim. UBC Workshop organized by the Office of the President, Hard Challenges and Opportunities in GIS-Related Research.

Ingram, G. B.1992. Conservation planning for the remaining islands with primary rainforest. Istituto de Ecologia, Facolta di Scienze, Universita degli Studi di Parma, Italy.

Ingram, G. B.1992. Desertification and village responses in the Sahel: Towards a model of vernacular evolution, garden ecosystems and sustainability. Istituto de Ecologia, Facolta di Scienze, Universita degli Studi di Parma, Italy.

Ingram, G. B. 1992. Conservation on islands with primary rain forest: What planners need to know. Shad Valley Programme for secondary school students, UBC.

Ingram, G. B.1991. Environmental issues in eastern Indonesia. (with Tityanto Pieter). presentation to Indonesia Day, Asian Centre Auditorium, UBC.

Ingram, G. B.1991. Archipelagoes on archipelagoes: Relationships between successional mosaics and requirements for networks of protected habitat on islands with rainforest. Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Symposium, XVII Pacific Science Congress, Honolulu, May 1991.

Ingram, G. B.1991. Gardens of despair: Tuareg responses to desertification, Aïr Mountains, Niger, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, lecture as part of the opening of an exhibition.

Ingram, G. B.1990. The ecology of fragmentation: Some landscape mosaics on islands. Ecology Group Lecture. UBC.

Ingram, G. B.1990. Conservation planning on islands: The information requirements – with examples from Indonesia and Papua, New Guinea. Speaker series on Natural Resources Management. UBC.

Ingram, G. B.1990. The Environment: Productivity vs. Sustainability. Ethics meeting: British Columbia Institute of Agronomists. Victoria.

Ingram, G. B.1989. Planning networks of protected habitat for conservation of local biological diversity on Fergusson Island, Papua, New Guinea: Opportunities and constraints. Guest lecturer. Biology Department, University of Papua, New Guinea, Port Moresby.

Ingram, G. B.1987. Conservation of wild plants in crop genepools and their intraspecific variation: Current needs and opportunities in the moist forest of SE Asia. Symposium on the Conservation and Management of Endangered Plants and Animals, Bogor, Indonesia, June 1986. South-East Asia Center for Tropical Biology.

Ingram, G. B.1987. Surveys and in situ conservation of the genetic resources of wild species with importance for economic exploitation: A review of international programmes. Program in protected areas and conservation of biological diversity. East-West Center Environment and Policy Institute, Honolulu.

Ingram, G. B.1986. Eco-geographical surveys. Conference: In-house review on the collection of the wild species relatives of major crop plants. International Board for Plant Genetic Resources (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations), Rome.

Ingram, G. B.1984. The famine in West Africa: Impacts on agrarian communities, plant genetic resources and biological diversity. Closed briefing to the United States Department of State, Washington, D.C.

Ingram, G. B.1984. The prospects of conserving plant genetic resources within the international network of biosphere reserves: The long-term policy and management issues. Presentation to The International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN), Gland (Geneva), Switzerland.

Ingram, G. B.1984. Principles for in situ conservation. Ecogeographical surveying and in situ conservation of crop relatives: An International Board for Plant Genetic Resources Task Force meeting. The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

reports & briefs

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1.Ingram, G. B. 2002. A project concept for capacity building in forest biodiversity conservation for Pakistan 2002 – 2007 – A report to the Inspector General of Forests of the Pakistan Ministry of Environment and Rural Development; The Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar; WWF-Pakistan; and LEAD – Pakistan.

2.Ingram, G. B. 2002. The Garry oak ecosystems on the southwest face of Mt. Sutil, Galiano Island: Field notes from 2 9 2002 & some recommendations. Report to the Galiano Conservancy Association & Islands Trust.

3.Ingram, G. B. 2002. Some information needed for making a list of priority areas with currently unprotected Garry oak ecosystems warranting immediate protection — Discussion paper for the Conservation Planning & Site Protection Recovery Action Group of GOERT.

4.Ingram, G. B. 2001. Analysis of the January 2001 Catalogue of Site Records of the Georgia Basin Ecosystem Partnership for locations of interest for conservation planning under the terms of the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Strategy. Report to GOERT.

5.Ingram, G. B. 1994. The Status of Biological Diversity and Ancient Forest Ecosystems in Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, Canada – February 1994. Report to the European Parliament.


Glenn Bohn. UBC report chops at `unscientific’ compromise on Clayoquot clearcut. Vancouver Sun, Thursday, April 14, 1994: B3.

6.Ingram, G. B. 1994. Principles for a Long-term monitoring group for Clayoquot Sound and conservation partnerships with Nuu-Chah-Nulth communities. Report to Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace International.

7.Ingram, G. B. 1994. Geographic information systems for the conservation of the biological diversity of biosphere reserves of China. Final report on a joint Chinese Academy of Science University of British Columbia – IDRC Collaboration.

8.Zhao, X., G. B. Ingram, Zhao Y., Sun D., Xie Z. X., Zhang Q., R. F. J. McFarland. 1994. Conservation of biological diversity in the biosphere reserves of subtropical China: Obstacles and opportunities. Report to the International Development Research Centre (of Canada).

9.Ingram, G. B. 1994. Geographic information systems for the biosphere reserves of subtropical China: Methodologies and prototypes. Report to the International Development Research Centre (of Canada).

10.Ingram, G. B. 1994. Feasibility study for a geographic information system for biological diversity conservation in Xishuangbanna Biosphere Reserve, China. Report to the International Development Research Centre (of Canada).

11.Heywood, V., G. B. Ingram, J. Black, L. Olivier. 1992. Report on Workshop IV.6 – Managing Protected Areas to Conserve Genetic Resources, IV World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas, Caracas, Venezuela, 2/92. On file, Office of the Director-General, The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Gland, Switzerland. Report to the International Development Research Centre (of Canada).

12.Ingram, G. B., W. K. Weiberg, N. A. Page. 1991. Turning public concerns for the conservation of biological diversity and old-growth forest into operational criteria for land use planning. Report submitted to the Research Branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Forests.

13.Ingram, G. B., W. K. Weiberg, N. A. Page. 1991. The technical basis of landscape analysis for the conservation of biological diversity and old-growth attributes in the CWH [Coastal Western Hemlock] Zone. Report submitted to the Research Branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Forests.

14.Ingram, G. B., W. K. Weiberg, N. A. Page. 1991. Generation of alternative sets of protected habitat, harvesting and silvicultural prescriptions for the conservation of biological diversity. Report submitted to the Research Branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Forests.

15.Ingram, G. B. and A. Flavelle. 1991. Section in the IUCN 1992 Biodiversity Status Report, In situ conservation of crops and wild relatives of crops. Report to the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, England.

16.Ingram, G. B. 1990. Requirements for the design and management of edges in planning reserves with old growth forest. Report submitted to the Old Growth Strategy Task Force. British Columbia Ministry of Forests.

17.Ingram, G. B. 1990. Successional mosaics, biological diversity and the management of old growth fragments across districts. Report submitted to the Old Growth Strategy Task Force. British Columbia Ministry of Forests.

18.Ingram, G. B. 1990. Satellite imagery as a tool in the inventory of old-growth forests. Report submitted to the Old Growth Strategy Task Force. British Columbia, Ministry of Forests.

19.Ingram, G. B. 1989. Monitoring and conservation of the biological diversity of the Burnaby Island, Skwa-ikungwa-i, area of the South Moresby National Park Reserve – A report to Parks Canada, May 1989.

20.Ingram, G. B. 1989. Towards monitoring and protection of the biological diversity of the rainforest and coral habitats of off-shore New Guinea island – Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua, New Guinea – An urgent call to action — A report to the Office of Environment and Conservation, Government of Papua, New Guinea; Biology Department of the University of Papua, New Guinea and World Wildlife Fund -Australia – June 1989.

21.Ingram, G. B. 1987. Eco-geographic surveys. In International Board for Plant Genetic Resources Report (IBPGR). In-house review on the collection of the wild species relatives of major crop plants. Rome December 1986. IBPGR: 87/25. on file: IBPGR, FAO.

22.Ingram, G. B., A. Jackson, S. Tostain and H. Moss. 1986, 1987. Mission to southern Aïr Mountains, north central Niger – site and sample data. Report to International Board for Plant Genetic Resources, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Republic of Niger. AGPG: IBPGR 86/183. on file, Rome, FAO.

23.Ingram, G. B. 1986. Report on a survey and germplasm collecting mission to northern Cameroon. Report to the International Board for Plant Genetic Resources and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. On file, Rome. AGPG: IBPGR 86/182.

24.Ingram, G. B. 1986. Report on a survey and sampling mission to the southern Aïr Mountains, in central Niger, November and December 1986. Report to the International Board for Plant Genetic Resources and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. AGPG: IBPGR 86/183. On file, Rome, FAO.

25.Ingram, G. B. 1985. Report on a survey of some wild relatives of crops and forage species in Niger, 1984. Report to the International Board for Plant Genetic Resources and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. On file, Rome. AGPG: IBPGR 85/147.

26.International Board for Plant Genetic Resources. 1985. Ecogeographical Surveying and In situ Conservation of Crop Relatives. Rome, IBPGR Secretariat, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

plans, designs & proposals

Steps at Al Jabreen, an Islamic school from circa AD 1671, Hajar Mountains, northern Oman, January, 2004, photograph by Gordon Brent Ingram

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castle & ingram (side stream environmental design). 2014. Re-establishing traces of Stockholm’s postglacial ecosystems through native biota, urban design as sculpture & outdoor video sites for Hagastaden, Nya Karolinska Solna. proposal for public art explorations and consultations as part of an Artist in Residence for Hagastaden, Nya Karolinska Solna and submitted to NKS Art Committee, Stockholm County Council Cultural Committee.

castle & ingram (side stream environmental design). 2014. “A la recherche de certaines récoltes presque perdu: Decolonizing permaculture: The greatest adversity comes from forgetting. Proposal to Utopiana, Geneva for the programme, “Nature, adversity, etc.”

castle & ingram (side stream environmental design). 2013. “higher tides flooding debris flotsam driftwood repatriation” originally proposed for South London in association with Flat Time House and the Barry Flanagan Foundation

side stream environmental design. 2013. “We work where we live because we cannot find anywhere else to get the work done so that we can get paid: The political aesthetics of artist live work spaces in Vancouver.” Concept for a cultural series on artist live work studio urban planning and political economies developed for the Vancouver Tennant Union’s Rent Assembly programme.

side stream environmental design (Julian Castle, Gordon Brent Ingram, Cameron Murray, Rose Spahan, and Debra Sparrow). 2012 – 2-13. R.E.p.l.a.n.t: Bringing Salish food plants native to neighbourhoods back into urban agriculture & contemporary art. proposal for Vancouver’s False Creek Flats, for public art and urban agriculture.

Gordon Brent Ingram, Jaspal Marwah, Rose Spahan, Debra Sparrow, Julian Castle, Annabel Vaughan and Cameron Murray. 2012. search 4 redesigns: Insubordinate interventions for Vancouver’s public open space. Proposal for a curatorial series to 221A, Vancouver.

Ingram, G. B. 2008. Public input – Salt Spring Island Parks and Ecological Reserves Management Planning. submitted to BC Parks, Victoria.

side stream environmental design. 2005. ‘time-line’ public art proposal for the Fresh Ground cultural series, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.

side stream environmental design. 2004. The Chalet Corbeau Property: Towards a site plan (Echenevex, Pay du Gex, France).

side stream environmental design. 2002. lost & found: re-establishing disappearing native trees as landart in under-used portions of neighbourhood parks as part of the Art & The Environment initiative of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation & Community Arts Council of Vancouver.

side stream environmental design. 2002. time line: A progression of motion, change & time-related installations about the twentieth century for the Art on the Ontario Street Greenway programme of the City of Vancouver Public Art Program.

Ingram, G. B. 2002. domination nation: 8 interventions subverting & rewriting early sites in the establishment of national & economic institutions in Vancouver. proposal to Artspeak Gallery.

Ingram, G. B. 2001. Review of Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee Draft Bylaw 365 Schedule 1 on Conservation of Garry Oak Ecosystems. Submitted to the Salt Spring Island Conservancy.

Ingram, G. B. 2001. Review of the Recovery Strategy for Garry Oak and Associated Ecosystems and their Associated Species at Risk in Canada 2001 – 2006. submitted to the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team.

Ingram, G. B. & Allan Lidstone. 2001. A conservation planning process for northern (Canadian) Garry oak ecosystems & associated biodiversity. A discussion paper for the GOERT (Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team) Conservation Planning & Site Protection RAG.

Ingram, G. B. and He Bin. 2000. A strategy for training in development, management & use of forest biodiversity conservation geographic information systems. Report to the Forest Conservation and Community Development Project, Yunnan Department of Forestry State Forestry Administration, People’s Republic of China & the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Netherlands.

Ingram, Claudia Morgada and Cameron Murray. 1999. until the rock crumbles. Proposal for public art site / sculpture / mixed media in Parque de la Memoria / Monumento a las victimas del terrorismo de estado. Park for the memory of victims of state terrorism, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Cowan, J., G. B. Ingram, C. Murray, and M. Wong. 1998. side stream: an arc of pools for False Creek & Skwaychays, `hole in bottom’, Vancouver. Proposal to Concorde Pacific for Marinaside Crescent by side stream environment design group.

Ingram, G. B. 1995. Old-growth forest and wilderness landscape values in the lands of the Greater Victoria Water District (with an emphasis on the Vietch, Niagara, and Waugh Creeks watersheds). Brief for the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Victoria Branchto the Greater Victoria Water District.

Ingram, G. B. 1995. Scale and site-specificity requirements in the review of the cumulative impacts on biodiversity, visual, and heritage resources in the environmental assessment of the proposed Bamberton Town Development, Vancouver Island. Report to Province of British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office and Citizens’ Association to Save the Environment, Victoria.

Vagelatos, K. and G. B. Ingram. 1995. Native plants for residential landscapes: Design and management guidelines for southwestern BC.A Report to the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation of Canada, Ottawa.

Ingram, G. B. 1995. Implications of the Convention on Biological Diversity for institutional development in Indonesia and Malaysia: With a case study on Siberut, Indonesia. Canada-Southeast Asia Policy Paper for the Canada-Asia Pacific Institute.

H. S. Cassell and G. B. Ingram. 1994. Project outline for a Management Plan and Manual for St. Paul Subterranean River National Park and adjacent areas, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Report to the City of Puerto Princesa, Philippines.

G. B. Ingram. 1994. The sikerei of Siberut (Indonesia), intellectual property, and reserves for traditional knowledge. Report to the Rainforest Alliance (New York City) Natural Resources and Rights Program.

Ingram, G. B. and A. Pearson. 1990. Planning for islands: Habitat conservation, visual resources management, and wildland recreation development. Submission to the British Columbia Forest Resources Commission.

Ingram, G. B. 1981. Fragments: Management, protection, and restoration proposals for thirteen ecological reserves in British Columbia, Canada – A report to the Ecological Reserves Committee and Advisory Board and the Ministry of Lands, Parks, and Housing of the Government of the Province of British Columbia, June 1981.


Verbena, side stream environmental design bed, Railtown Studios green roof,

Vancouver, 23 July, 2012 Gordon Brent Ingram

A more complete list is posted at

solo exhibitions

·1999. Vistas | Traces, Tongue Box Café, Vancouver, 10 large colour photographs.

·1992. Transmigrasi: Speed and Politics, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, 5 black and white photographs and 5 colour photographs.

·1991. Gardens of Despair: Tuareg responses to desertification, Aïr Mountains, Niger / Jardins De Désespoir: Réaction des Tuaregs devant l’expansion du désert, montagne de l’Aïr, Niger, Royal Institute of British Architects Gallery, London, 12 colour photographs and 24 black and white photographs, 12 drawings plus text. August and September 1991.


Andrew Palmer, Staging the self – Photography / Andrew Palmer on the civilised delights of Cindy Sherman and the desperate lives of the Tuareg. The Independent (London UK) 16 August, 1991: 17.

Kent, Sarah. `Gardens of Despair.’ (London) Time Out (London) (September 11-18, 1991) 1099: 42.

·1983. edziza trip / crossing cold streams, Xchanges Gallery, Victoria, Canada, 30 black and white photographs with text, February 1983.

·1982. edziza trip / crossing cold streams, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, Canada, 30 black and white photographs plus text, documentation of the Spatsizi and Edziza wilderness parks of north-western British Columbia, July 1982.

group exhibitions

·2010. ‘roof’ included in the exhibition, ‘Produce Produce: Re-Examining Urban Sustainability’, Arnica Artist-Run Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia, September and October, 2010. 11 colour digital inkjet prints 11 inches by 14 inches, 4 green roof pegs from Vancouver approximately 9 inches by 9 inches by 24 inches, and a 52 page hand-bound paper book 4 1/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches.

·1994. From Other Places Foto Base Gallery, Vancouver, curated by Anne Rosenberg, 4 large colour photographs.

·1994. Pushing the portrait – Part I, & Pushing the portrait – Part II Foto Base Gallery, Vancouver, curated by Anne Rosenberg, 5 large colour photographs with multiple exposures.

·1994. The Constructed Image, Foto Base Gallery, Vancouver, 3 colour photographs. curated by Anne Rosenberg.

·1994. Queer Space, The Storefront Center for Art and Architecture, Soho, New York (including Ingram’s 13 colour photographs, 11 drawings, and text in a larger project ‘Open’ Space with Martha Judge) curated by Beatriz Colomina, Dennis Dollens, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Cindi Patton, Henry Urbach and Mark Wigley.


·Manifestos: Queer Space, New York, Storefront Art and Architecture, June, 1994. 254 pp.

·Queer Space, New York, Storefront Art and Architecture, (broadside), 4 large newsprint pages.


·Herbert Muschamp, Architecture View, Designing a framework for diversity, The New York Times, Sunday, June 19, 1994, Sunday Arts Section page 32 (full page).

·Liz Kotz, Queer Spaces, World Art (New York) November 1994.

·Connie Butler, Queer Space, Art+Text (New York) (September 1994) 49: 83 – 84.

·Ann C. Sullivan, Design Community Celebrates Gay Rights, Architecture (August 1994): 24 – 25.

·Philip Arcidi, Defining gay design, Progressive Architecture (August 1994): 36.

·1983. Introductions, Heller Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, 4 black and white photographs.

·1981. Mainstream Exiles, Goodman Building Gallery, San Francisco, 2 large montage pieces with black and white photographs.

·1979. A Group Show of Lesbian and Gay Imagery in Celebration of Gay Pride Week, San Francisco State University Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1 black and white photograph.

published photographs

Sekandra, Akbar’s Tomb, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, 18 March 2007 photo by Gordon Brent Ingram

A more complete list is posted at

·Ingram, G. B. 2002. Thinking like a dynamic mosaic: Towards a strategy for conserving northern Garry oak ecosystems * part 1. Menziesia (Journal of the British Columbia Native Plant Society). 7 (1): 8 – 11. photographs on pp. 8, 9, 10 & 11.

·Ingram, G. B. 2002. Thinking like a dynamic mosaic: Conservation planning for the plant species at risk in northern Garry oak landscapes in BC, * part 2. Menziesia 7 (2): 8 – 12. photographs on pp. 8, 9 & 10.

·Ingram, G. B. 2000. (On the beach): Practising queerscape architecture. in Practice Practise Praxis: Serial Repetition, Organizational Behaviour and Strategic Action in Architecture. Scott Sorli (ed.). Toronto: YYZ Artist Publishers. 108 – 123. photograph on p. 108.

·Walker, Peter. 1998. Landscape architecture at Berkeley, 1998. CED Views (College of Environmental Design, University of California) (Summer 1998): photographs on p. 3.

·IPGRI (International Plant Genetic Resources Institute). 1998. IPGRI Annual Report 1998. Rome: IPGRI. cover.

·Ingram. 1997. Marginality and the landscapes of erotic alien( n)ations. in Queers in Space. photographs: 42, 45, 48.

·Ingram. 1997. `Open’ space as strategic queer sites. in Queers in Space. photographs: 97, 98, 111, 112.

·Ingram, Retter & Bouthillette. 1997. Part 1 – Narratives of place: Subjective and collective. in Queers in Space: Communities | Public Places | Sites of Resistance. photograph: 58

·Sarah Schulman. 1997. People and their streets, places. in Queers in Space. 77 – 80. photographs: 78, 79, 80.

·Ingram, Retter & Bouthillette. 1997. Surveying territories and landscapes. in Queers in Space. 89 – 94. photograph: 89.

·John Grube. 1997. No more shit: The struggle for democratic gay space in Toronto. in Queers in Space. 127 – 145. photographs and graphics: 127, 132, 134, 138, 140, & 145.

·Clare Hemmings. 1997. From landmarks to spaces: Mapping the territory of a bisexual geneology. in Queers in Space. 146 – 162. photograph: 160.

·Ingram, Retter & Bouthillette. 1997. Queer zones and enclaves: Political economies of community formation. in Queers in Space. photograph: 171.

·Pat Califia. 1997. San Francisco: Revisiting The City of Desire. in Queers in Space. 177 – 196. photographs: 182, 195.

·Ty Geltmaker. 1997. The Queer Nation Acts Up: Health care, politics, and sexual diversity in the County of the Angels, 1990 – 1992. in Queers in Space. 233 – 274. photographs: 236, 238, 245, & 265.

·Ingram, Bouthillette & Retter. 1997. – Placemaking and the dialectics of public and private. in Queers in Space. photographs: 293, 296, 299.

·Ingram, Retter & Bouthillette. 1997. Making room: Queerscape architectures and the spaces of activism. in Queers in Space. photograph: 380.

·Polchin, J. 1997. Having something to wear: The landscape of identity on Christopher Street. in Queers in Space. 381 – 390. photographs and graphics: 382, 383, 385, 396, 388, & 389.

·Tattelman, I. 1997. The meaning of the wall: Tracing the gay bathhouse. in Queers in Space. 391 – 406. photograph: 401.

·Ingram, G. B. 1997. Vancouver as porn noir: Constructing the racialized & homophobic city. Border / Lines (Toronto) 45: 30 – 34. photograph: 30 – 31.

·Ingram. 1996. Design for plant conservation: Techniques for setting boundaries of nature reserves. Plant Talk. graphics: 27 – 29.

·Ingram. 1994. Rainforest conservation initiated by traditional island communities: Implications for development planning. Canadian Journal of Development Studies (Ottawa) XV(2): 193 – 218. graphics: 208, 211.

·Ingram. 1994. Lost landscapes and the spatial contexualizaton of queerness. UnderCurrents: Critical environmental studies. photographs: 4, 6, 9.

·Ingram. 1992. The remaining islands with primary rainforest: A global resource. Environmental Management (Massachusetts) 16(5): 585 – 595. graphics: 586, 587, 588, 589.

·Ingram. 1992. Landscape indicators for conservation of biological diversity: An example from Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. in Landscape Approaches to Wildlife and Ecosystem Management. G. B. Ingram and M. R. Moss (editors). Morin Heights, Quebec, Polyscience. 99 134. graphics: 101, 102, 104, 106, 108, 111.

·Ingram. 1991. Habitat, visual and recreational values and the planning of extractive development and protected areas: A tale of three islands. Landscape and Urban Planning (Amsterdam) 21: 109 – 129. graphics: 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 127.

·International Board for Plant Genetic Resources. 1986. Poster: Wild plants are important genetic resources Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. single large photograph by Ingram.

·1983. OVO (Montréal) 49 – Couples issue. page 26.

·1983. Parallélogramme (Toronto) 8(3): 88.

·1982. OVO (Montréal) 46 – Photography and literature. 4 pages.

·1978. RFD (Oregon) 18 – front and back cover.

·1974. RFD (Oregon) 2: 47.

work in progress

#3 Pacific dogwood in a rainstorm 2014 May 14 Mt Maxwell Salt Spring Island - castle & ingram #07 (small)

 Pacific dogwood in a rainstorm 2014 May 14 Mount Maxwell, Salt Spring Island, castle & ingram (Julian Castle & Gordon Brent Ingram)


Some of these projects are being developed into monographs, for publication as books, while other products will only be digital.


Ingram. G. B. False Creek: Art, Artifice, and Public Space in a Globalizing City. This project is a discussion of the construction of public space and the public art within it, within the context of colonialism, environmental change, globalization, neoliberalism, and and a resurgence of contemporary indigenous cultural production through a mapping, chronicle, and analysis of public art and relevant cultural institutions around Vancouver’s historic False Creek (including today’s False Creek Flats). The project is being offered to the University of Toronto Press where I have an unfulfilled book contract.


Ingram, G. B. Repopulating Contentious Territory: Recent Indigenous Aesthetic Interventions in Public Space on the West Coast of Canada. This project is an expansion of a paper given at the 2013 Decolonial Aesthetics Symposium at the University of Toronto and describes strategies by indigenous arts on the West Coast for re-engaging and reconstructing public space (and arts spaces) in communities such as Vancouver. The project has been tentatively recommended to a decolonial aesthetics series being developed by Duke University Press.


Ingram, G. B. Islands in a Storm: Globalization, global change, and locally initiated conservation planning in some margins of the Pacific Rim. This book examines indigeneity, marginalization, disparate interests in and perspectives on biodiversity and natural habitat, and conservation interventions involving such groups as indigenous communities, settlers, extractive interests, tourist developers, governments and globally oriented environmental organizations.


Ingram. G. B. Designs for The Terminal City: Sustainability Debates in Vancouver. This ongoing project is a compilation of essays derived from the site,


Ingram & Ferdinando Villa. under contract and through initial peer review. Tradeoffs in Biological Diversity Conservation: Alternatives in planning networks of protected areas. This project is on contract in the Springer-Verlag series on international environmental management.


Ingram, G. B., Samia Rab and Michael Habib. proposal stage. Re-Ordering & After: Heritage landscapes and neighbourhoods under globalization. We are developing a book based on expanded research from a monograph published through the University of California, Berkeley. On of the themes of the book is the recent devaluation of tribal and other traditional societies in the region and the shift to more artificial, less unsustainable, and often hostile urban public space.


Ingram, G. B. Queer Infrastructure: Spaces and organizations of interdependence and care for community development. This theoretical monograph is an expansion of an abbreviated chapter on Greater Vancouver and is intended for a university press series.


Ingram, G. B. Shifting Islands: Indigenous legacies in northern Garry oak ecosystems of Pacific Canada. This project examines the historic alienation of Salish communities, around the Strait of Georgia of British Columbia, from their land bases and ecological sources of inspiration and materials for artistic production. The focus is on the cultural landscapes of northern Garry oak meadows and woodland now generally considered the products of 5,000 years of indigenous burning, digging and other stewardship. Today, these ecosystems in the rapidly urbanizing, extreme south-west of Canada and support a high degree of biological richness with nearly 100 species now considered at risk. At the same time, indigenous communities, in the region, are increasingly active in protection, restoration and use of these landscapes for cultural production and community renewal. This project was encouraged by Greystone Press.


Ingram. G. B. The Woods in Buena Vista Park: Some shifting communities, designs and public space in San Francisco. This ongoing project is a compilation of essays derived from the site,

This is a project that I began as a BFA student in photography and may stay a website or may become a limited edition art book.


Ingram, G. B. da oscurità ad oscurità: The ecology of imagery, ideology & public open space in Rome. The project is an exploration of the impact of symbols and images in urban public space as highly contested social and cultural arenas. This project began in 1985 in a four year period when I lived in Rome with subsequent residencies related to these investigations. This ongoing project is a compilation of essays derived from the site,


castle & ingram: Re-establishing postglacial ecosystems with biota & video in Stockholm’s Hagastaden, Nya Karolinska Solna: castle & ingram’s proposal for public art as part of an Artists in Residence

castle & ingram

Julian Castle & Gordon Brent IngramBFA MSc PhD, side stream environmental design

May 14, 2014

proposal for public art explorations and consultations as part of an

Artist in Residence for Hagastaden, Nya Karolinska Solna

submitted to NKS Art Committee, Stockholm County Council Cultural Committee

Reference number: KN 2013/41 * posted at

A copy of this entire proposal in PDF is available here: castle-ingram-2014-proposal-artist-residence-hagastaden-nya-karolinska-solna-stockholm


This proposal for a 2014 – 2015 artist residency in Stockholm for Hagastaden, Nya Karolinska Solnaat centres on aesthetic responses to the environmental and micro-climatic constraints on and opportunities for use and enjoyment of urban public space from the building of higher density residential and office buildings. The focus in our proposed artistic research, form and content is on the particular successional phases that the lands that become the Nya Karolinska Solna precinct have supported since the retreat of the last glaciers. This residency is proposed as a dialogue with artists from a city, Vancouver (latitude 49°15?N), that has seen an exceptional level of recent building of higher density towers with extensive public art installations. And Canadian urban design and public art has a lively dialogue about urban microclimates and public art at relatively high latitudes such as that of Stockholm (latitude 59°17?N). In other words, the building of higher buildings at greater densities in Stockhom, while modern and sophisticated, will effectively make respective public open space darker and colder, even with climate change and rising temperatures, thus sending these public space back to earlier phases of post-glacial ecological succession. To make the public space attractive in these colder urban spaces, colder than usual for Stockholm, we propose re-establishing traces of the various successional phases of the development of Stockholm’s postglacial ecosystems. For this 2014 – 2015 residency, Gordon Brent Ingram and Julian Castle (‘castle & ingram’) propose exploring all or a portion of the following public art interventions for the new public space of Hagastaden:

1.installation of native soils, perennial plants, and some microscopic biota (mainly native grass, trees, and shrubs, and some bird habitat) as art installations sited in relationship to the various microclimates created by the higher buildings and outdoor spaces; as performance as art through the installation and re-establishment of these ecological traces (such as native soil, plants, and birds) as a series of ongoing (science-based) performances and public dialogues linked to urban ecology and community monitoring; illustrate this knowledge of Stockholm’s successional prehistory and history, various urban design features will be proposed as low-profile sculpture involving text, stone, soil, and detail on paving and possibly on buildings; deepen public experiences of the interventions listed above, a constellation of outdoor video sites at ground-level in the public open space across the project area with screens of various sizes, shapes and magnitudes, located to interact with the other public art insertions;

5.creation of an initial (post-glacial) set of multi-channel videos by castle & ingram for the various screens and a curatorial framework for ongoing series of screenings and original video works by selected artists;

6.a community-based, outdoor laboratory space as public art focused on the impacts of climate change (and sea level rise) on Scandinavian urban ecosystems to create space to develop ongoing explorations through collaborations with Stockholm and neighbourhood stakeholders, community groups, science and other research organizations, and artists; and

7.a web-based archive similar to a related castle & ingram project on green roofs ( with postings of text, photographs, video clips, and drawings.

‘castle & ingram’ are two members of a fifteen year old international collaborative based in Vancouver, side stream environmental design. Our group works on the cusp of public art, urban design, sustainability initiatives, ecological restoration, and social equity (especially in use of public open space). Ingram was appointed for several years as the urban designer on the City of Vancouver Public Art Committee. Roughly half of the contributors to ‘side stream’ have indigenous heritages and work with indigenous engagements in contemporary public art. Half of the duo, ‘ingram & castle’, is from a North American indigenous background and both are focused on art practices based on engagement with local biota, ecological restoration, and environmental and social histories. Our preferred media are photography, urban design detailing as sculpture, public art as part of urban open space, and video.

The particular dates and regular presence in Stockholm, necessary for this artist residence, is especially possible because castle & ingram have an 18 month project in the City of Geneva from mid-2014 to the end of 2015.[i] The Geneva project is focused on exploring experiences of losses of traditional crops for two divergent communities: metropolitan Geneva and adjacent Switzerland and France and the Salish indigenous communities in the Vancouver region. In Geneva, we will develop a series of public performances and presentations along with proposals for urban design interventions to re-insert traditional fruit trees and varieties into the public spaces of Geneva. This work in Geneva will be conducted under the auspices of the Utopiana artist centre and garden,

with the documentation for the castle & ingram project posted as,

with construction of a link to a separate archive a few months in the future. The proposed ‘post-glacial’ explorations for Stockholm may also involve some traditional, edible plants of the region.

uncertain impacts of towers on public space at high latitudes (appropriated from © Andersson Jo?nsson Landskapsarkitekter AB without permission) – montage by castle & ingram


This proposed residency explores the confluence of,

  1. empirical research on what factors make public open spaces functional and enjoyable for particular neighbourhoods, cities, and textures of urban architecture;
  1. research in archives on local histories and ecosystems and the recombination of certain details into an on-line archive as a kind of aesthetic practice;
  1. aesthetic movements around loss and re-establishment of heritage landscapes in urban areas that are postcolonial (and decolonial) and that contest simplistic and romantic notions of nature and engage with science, empirical research, and ecological monitoring as an aspect of popular culture;
  1. developing linked works of public art across constellations of public space especially in redeveloped neighbourhoods where densities and building heights are increasing:
  1. heritage food crops being displaced from landscapes, fields, and gardens and the wide range of conservation efforts from cultural to scientific
  1. the growing aesthetic movements engaged with re-inserting native ecosystems in public open space;
  1. re-establishment of certain local species, biota, and aspects of ecosystems as aesthetic practices and performances as contemporary public art;
  1. urban design and architectural detailing as public art (two and three dimensional) that references and transmits information on local ecology, history, and culture;
  1. the research and design movements to make public space between higher buildings for comfortable (especially for higher latitudes) and the interface with efforts to make contemporary art on these sites;
  1. community-based, urban ecology experimentation sites as forms of public space and public art;
  1. contemporary approaches to multi-channel video works on nature and environmental change; and
  1. the accelerating global movement to insert large, linked and multi-channel, video screens into public space as site-based art.

Sweden’s uncertain future ecological zones, montage by castle & ingram

problem statement

Higher density neighbourhoods, better balancing residential and workplace space and often relying on sleek towers, are increasingly viewed as embodying a relatively successful strategy for efficient use and conservation of energy, light for buildings, and public space – as well as for lowering carbon pollution into the atmosphere. However, a key and often neglected factor in the long-term success of such experiments is the vibrance of public open space (and public art) made enjoyable through careful location, siting and design of higher buildings so as to not block crucial winter, spring and autumn light. In other words, the higher and denser the towers in the higher latitudes (such as that of Stockholm), the more that public space is made cold and less enjoyable – effectively back to the earlier phases of the current post-glacial phase. And at Stockholm’s latitude, such microclimates created in public spaces, blocked by towers inappropriately designed and sited, would have a direct impact on the use and vibrance of a new precinct for nine months of the year.

The densification of Hagastaden will make the experiences and uses of respective public spaces, in this part of Stockholm, somewhat different (and sometimes colder and less comfortable). Towers create shade for long periods of the day – and, at higher latitudes, for months at a time. In Scandinavian summers, the shade from higher buildings can lower temperatures and impeded some of the pleasures of the few months of warm sun. We know this well in Vancouver, at the latitude of Paris, and note that there are virtually no precincts in northern Canadian towns that are higher density with even towers of moderate height. Ingram began conducting research on the ‘habitability’ of public open space in the mid-1980s under the noted expert in this field, Clare Cooper-Marcus, Professor Emeritus, College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley. So while many city precincts are thought to be ‘heat islands’, this redevelopment in Stockholm could move conditions in some public spaces back to earlier, post-glacial phases. So how could ecologically oriented public art, in such new spaces of urban density, reference both past environmental change and new trends such as rising temperatures, erratic weather, and rising sea level?

One artistic response to the constraints on and opportunities for art in the new public spaces for Hagastaden is to mark subtly and effectively celebrate both environmental change and sites of human comfort within public space. And native plants are one of the more understated and yet powerful ‘media’ to wed socially rooted experiences of public space with knowledge of local, urban and contemporary ecosystems. In this sense urban ‘landscaping’ when linked to urban design detailing and electronic media installations becomes a distinct genre of contemporary public art.


In our work in Stockholm, we would be exploring the following themes and aesthetic tropes for these new public spaces in a historic and relatively northern city:

  1. the relatively low diversity of tree and shrub species that have been established naturally in the Stockholm area, in various successional and climatic phases, since the end of the last glacial phase while celebrating the beauty of the various forms of these dominant grasses, shrubs, trees, and crops;
  1. the re-establishment of aspects of complex local ecosystems, including soil, as a form of contemporary and often performative artistic practice;
  1. alternatives to senses of loss of nature in the city grounded in romanticism and nostalgia with a focus on creating more opportunities to explore local biota even on urban sites constrained by public space;
  1. new ways to provide environmental and related historical information through urban design in manners that reach a wide array of social groups from speakers of the local language to immigrants, migrants, and tourists and for a range of cultural and educational groups;
  1. insertion of site-based, multi-channel video works in public space, especially at ground level, as forms of public art (and infrastructure) and as part of broader designs of urban space that comprise discrete public art works; and
  1. the spaces of community-based (and operated) ‘centres’ that span scientific research (and education) on urban ecosystems, urban experimentation and contemporary art – as perhaps a new kind of infrastructure emerging in the early 21st Century.

theoretical influences

All contemporary art practices in Europe, that engage around native plant species and vegetation ecology, owe a debt to Joseph Beuys and his 1982 landart, 7000 Oaks, presented in Kassel at documenta 7.[ii] The following are the other works in this mixed genre to which we will be referencing in this proposed residency:

  1. Robert Smithson, Alan Sonnfist, and after along with the recent re-examinations of 1970s landart as with the 2012 survey, Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles[iii];
  1. various artists over the years who have worked with gardens and planting forests and gardens such as New York-based Alan Sonfist[iv] and Canadian site-based artist, Ron Benner’s with his numerous garden works such as his 2008Gardens of a Colonial Present / Jardins d’un Present Colonial[v];
  1. recent works by individuals and collectives such as Los Angeles-based, Fallen Fruit, that plant food crops as part of site-based interventions[vi] and Canadian and Cree artist Duane Linklater’s blueberry garden[vii]; and
  1. a raft of theoretical and practice-related issues raised about so-called ‘permaculture’ gardens in the 2011 discussion of the UK-based collective, The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination with Lars Kwakkenbos and its 2009 pamphlet, 13 Attitudes,[viii] along with the 2010 essay on ‘tending’ as an art practice by Kelly and Gibson[ix].

activities under this artistic residence

During the course of this residence, castle & ingram would pursue the following activities while in Stockholm as well as back in their studio:

a)meetings and consultations in Stockholm as determined and arranged by the hosts;

b)meetings and consultations with community groups and local artists in Stockholm and in other parts of Scandinavia as determined by castle & ingram;

c)archival research in Stockholm on aspects of the city’s postglacial successions and cultural development;

d)empirical studies of the use of public space (and enjoyment of public art) in Stockholm;

e)discussions and partial modelling of the light and microclimates in the possible public sites available for art installations;

f)field work in natural and cultural heritage protected areas near Stockholm that suggest some of the ecosystems that existed, and the succession of ecosystems since glaciation, in the present location of the city;

g)test videos from these natural and cultural heritage protected areas near Stockholm to illustrate the kind of site-based multi-channel videography that could be inserted into the public spaces of the precinct;

h)research and some modelling of the possible impacts of climate change and sea level rise on the public open space (and ecosystems) of this redeveloped precinct;

i)exploration of the architectural and technological issues of installing large video screens in or adjacent to buildings at ground level (and the implications of local climate);

j)development of drawings and text to support public art proposals;

k)submission of draft proposals and ongoing dialogue about possible viability of aspects of these proposals;

l)participation in a range of public meetings as arranged by the hosts;

m)public presentations as performances based on the research and proposals; and

n)development of an on-line archive for our work in this residence.

artistic product

This 2014 – 2015 artistic residence in Stockholm would allow castle & ingram to complete the following work:

  1. a complete set of project documents and proposals in formats determined by the host organization in Stockholm;
  1. a proposal and report with at least 10,000 words in English and up to 100 drawings and conceptual designs including descriptions of consultation, archival research, field research, and recommendations on design and aesthetic solutions;
  1. at least 5, 10 minute videos of field research on the uses of Stockholm public art in public space and aspects of regional ecosystems that might be re-inserted into the public space of Hagastaden;
  1. a web site installation exploring the issues and possible interventions especially for this precinct in Stockholm (We could complete a simple web site similar to a related project on green roofs ( with postings of text, photographs, video clips, and drawings, probably only relying on simple public software such as WordPress.); and
  1. a web-based archive (as part of the project site) of digital material on similar aesthetic movements and contemporary art related to public open space, re-inserting local ecosystems, and community-based practices – that could be used to explain the proposals of castle & ingram and similar initiatives.

A scene of the densest neighbourhood in North America: the West End of central Vancouver where more than half of the buildings in this satellite scene are six stories or higher (with a large portion above twelve stories). Note the black shadow areas from towers well above 10 stories.


castle & ingram, as part of side stream environmental design, have vitae with numerous examples of work with and exhibiting with the following media:

1. consultation meetings around urban spaces and possible design and related aesthetic interventions with meeting interactions considered performative artistic practices (especially listening and interacting as foreign artists) and, when approved for public discussion, excerpts posted on-line with the possibility of use in exhibitions;

2. notes from archival research on past and contemporary Stockholm environments especially in archives in the city (and our efforts to decipher entries in the Swedish language);

3. urban design sketches, conceptual drawing and related photography and montage extending to site plans, sculpture, landscape species, urban design detailing, urban design text, performance, video installation, and proposed content of initial multi-channel videos (provided to Stockholm cultural offices and, when approved for public discussion, posted on-line with the possibility of use in exhibitions);

4. video clips of both consultation meetings and baselines for the projects (from natural and cultural areas near Stockholm) (posted on-line with the possibility of a subsequent exhibition); and

5. text in a series of proposals (at least 10,000 words) submitted to cultural authorities in Stockhom and, when approved for public discussion, posted on-line with the possibility of use in exhibitions.


Both Castle and Ingram are bilingual in English and French and will function in meetings in Stockholm through reliance on the English language. Ingram also has a basic command of Dutch, but this cannot be readily adapted to Swedish. Text will be based in English with some work with Swedish languages words and phrases (as related to text to be proposed as part of public art).

community engagement

At the heart of the work of castle & ingram, as artists and environmental planners, are community-based practices and design consultations. In the case of this proposed residence for 2014-2015, the community-based art practices will be defined within the terms of the broader consultations on redevelopment of this precinct in Stockholm. This, the work and practices of castle & ingram, described above, will also involve:

  1. meetings with Stockholm civil agencies and related government offices as advised by the host organization of the residence;
  1. meetings with a wider range of interested individuals, stakeholder groups, and representatives of community organizations; and
  1. meetings with and possible involvement of local artists involved in allied practices involving changing urban environments, public art, re-establishments of local ecosystems through contemporary art, and community engagement as a set of artistic practices.

A scene of the densest neighbourhoods in North America: central Vancouver, a metropolitan area of less than 4 million where at least a third of the buildings in this satellite scene (especially in the upper left) are six stories or more (with numerous well above ten stories

artist biographies

Castle and Ingram currently contribute to a fifteen year old, Vancouver-based environmental planning and design collaborative, side stream environmental design. The group is often concerned with public art within urban public space and involves over a score of artists and designers roughly half of which are of indigenous North American heritages and engaged in contemporising regional traditions. Of the side stream collaborative group, only castle & ingram have time availability for this artist residence in Stockholm for 2014-2015.

Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram

Brent Ingram is an environmental artist and designer from Vancouver Island in the third decade of his private practice with projects spanning North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His formative educational and creative experiences were in the College of Environmental Design of the University of California Berkeley – a large centre for design and contemporary art integral to making that metropolitan region a global research hub. Brent is Métis, the large indigenous demographic group in Canada at a half million people, with his family having deep roots in northern British Columbia, the Yukon and northern Quebec. As well as early education in North-West Coast Indian art cannons, Brochu-Ingram’s aesthetics were formed through early introductions to contemporary site-based practices including West Coast Canadian iterations of Fluxus, the Image Bank and General Idea network on the West Coast associated with FILE Magazine, Robert Smithson, and Allan Sekula. Brochu-Ingram earned a BFA Honors degree in Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute focused on new portrayals of landscapes and went on to complete a Master of Science in Ecosystem Management and a PhD, on the cusp of landscape architecture and site-based art, at the University of California Berkeley. Part of those doctoral studies were based in Rome. Ingram has produced over ten group and solo shows including at Royal Institute of British Architecture in London in 1991 and Storefront Art and Architecture in New York in 1994. He is the author of over one hundred publications, including on loss and re-establishment of native forests, biodiversity and heritage crops and gardens and has taught public art and ecological design taught studios at campuses of the University of California, at the University of British Columbia, American University of Sharjah, and George Mason University just outside of Washington DC. Brochu-Ingram has been the recipient of over ten awards and project grants related to environmental and ecological design, public space, and site-based art. A full set of artist vitae for Brochu-Ingram is available in PDF at

Julian Guthrie Castle

Julian Castle, a dual Canadian and UK citizen, is a Vancouver-based videographer, photographer, archivist, cultural theorist, gardener, and public artist with over ten years of experience in the contemporary arts. He studied computer science at Dalhousie University and shifted over to digital media in the 1990s. He has over a decade of professional video camera experience and two decades of achievements around studying and archiving contemporary zines, comics and booklets. He is well experienced in semi-structured interviews the kind that are currently in vogue for artistic research (and better understanding and responding to uses of public space in Stockholm). His personal research interests have been in zoomorphic and anthropomorphic comic and other graphic depictions. In the last decade, Castle has become involved with site-based and environmental art participating in one exhibition in Kamloops, British Columbia, that he largely installed, developing websites such as . Other work that has informed his creative practice has including interviewing indigenous elders in northern British Columbia, and working on the field research and proposal phases of a number of projects centred on making public space more accessible to a wider range of social groups – as well as more evocative, interesting, and interactive. Castle’s artist vitae are available at is ‘roof’ web-site project.

internet documentation of the work of Castle & Ingram

Most of the recent castle & ingram projects, have been part of an environmental design and public art collective, side stream environmental design. This work is documented at a number of Ingram’s web-sites:

www.gordonbrentingram.cawith a site map for a series of linked project spaces & archives; most of the exhibited material; documenting project sites and contexts for the work along with project-based sites including; on a long-term project on ecologies of image, text, and public open space in Rome; and the cultures of green roofs developed by castle & ingram.

As for working with the native plants of Stockholm’s latitude, Ingram guided and conducted field research in a remote northern region on the British Columbia – Alaska border (once penetrated and temporarily controlled by Russia), where his family has a long history, and this early work is documented at, .

uncertain impacts of towers on public space at high latitudes (appropriated from © Andersson Jo?nsson Landskapsarkitekter AB without permission) – montage by castle & ingram


[i]The confirmation letter from the Utopiana artist centre for the 2014 – 2015 castle & ingram work in Geneva is posted at .

[ii] 7000 Oaks – City Forestation Instead of City Administration (German: 7000 Eichen – Stadtverwaldung statt Stadtverwaltung) &

[iii] Philipp Kaiser andMiwon Kwon (curators). 2013. Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974. Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in collaboration with Haus der Kunst, Munich.

[v]Ron Benner. 2008. Gardens of a Colonial Present / Jardins d’un Present Colonial. London, Ontario: London Museum.

[ix] Caleb Kelly & Ross Gibson 2010 Contemporary Art & The Noise of TENDING. Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture.

regional knowledge

detail in a pavilion, Hiran Minar, Sheikapura, Pakistan, January 2004, photograph by Gordon Brent Ingram

·islands, coastal areas and remaining forested mountains in the Pacific Rim particularly in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, China and more remote parts of the Pacific coast of Canada

·the Sahel of west Africa and, in particular, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, and northern Cameroon

·the Pacific coast of North America from Alaska to California

·recent work in Pakistan and nearby in the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Oman and the United Arab Emirates