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Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram: media

Mount Maxwell, Salt Spring Island, August 1991
· interventions, spanning public art, urban design and landscape architecture, environmental analysis and performative events in public space
· configurations of photographic imagery, drawings, and text in both books and other publications and in larger forms in exhibition spaces and installations
· videos made from discarded cell / mobiles [...]

Nearly lost: Four bus-shelter posters re-introducing Vancouver’s Salish fruit trees

client / host
City of Vancouver Public Art Program
initial posters in the ongoing ‘Nearly Lost’ project: 4 different posters installed in 20 bus shelters with the poster dimension 47.25 inches x 68.25 inches.

October 10 to November 7, 2016 (with locations attached)

castle grünenfelder ingram (Julian Castle, Alex Grünenfelder, and Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram with this project involving conceptualization [...]

Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram: book, media & design reviews

Near Campo dei Fiori, Rome, June 1994, photograph by Gordon Brent Ingram

1. Ingram, G. B. 1999. What’s public, what’s private: Book explore how lines between public and private sex spaces are constantly shifting. Review of Public Sex Gay Space (1999. William L. Leap (editor). New York: Columbia University Press) Xtra West 147 (April 1, [...]

Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram: publications on critical theory in contemporary and indigenous culture, environmental design & community development

Ingram, Gordon Brent. 2013. Repopulating contentious territory: Recent strategies for indigenous North-west Coast site-based & public art. FUSE (Toronto) 36(4): 7 - 8.

Ingram, Gordon Brent. 2012. From queer spaces to queerer ecologies: Recasting Gregory Bateson’s Steps to an Ecology of Mind to further mobilise & anticipate historically marginal stakeholders in environmental planning for [...]

Mount Maxwell, Salt Spring Island


The west face of Mount Maxwell is dry and cliffy rising out of the narrows that separate this ridge from Vancouver Island. A cultural landscape stewarded by millennia by Cowichan communities, the oak woodlands and remaining savannah along with the forests of old-growth Douglas fir have been sculpted by a jumble of human forces from [...]


A PDF copy of this essay is available: gordon-brent-ingram-2009-en-essay-small
The Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway, commonly referred to as “The E & N,” cuts across the narrow coastal plain of south-eastern Vancouver Island. Largely built in the last decades of the Nineteenth Century, there are also branches going  west and north that have been rarely used for [...]

Shrine of Baha-ud-Din Zakaria, Multan, Pakistan, 3 March 2007

A shrine in Multan

The spirit of Multan is in its dust. Melancholic dryness is a constant ache in Multan. This way station between Persia and India has lost so much. It was here, five centuries ago, that one of the last Zoroastrian fire temples in the Punjab was destroyed by the upstart [...]

Salt Range, Punjab, Pakistan

In the cultural iconography of South Asia, the Punjab’s Salt Range represents a world of romance. Back in 300 B.C., a pool at Katas was likened in the Maha Bharat to a teardrop. Just east of the Indus, there was a Buddhist kingdom for a while and this was one of the first areas [...]

Some portraits of men in Vancouver in the summer of 1998

The nineteen nineties saw the most rapid construction, a beginning of a normalization in modern history, of the ‘gay’ or ‘queer’ male identity. Other periods in the twentieth century saw more conflict, and pain, and far fewer social gains. The men in these photographs were all individuals who in 1998 were reflecting carefully on the [...]

Quatsino, northern Vancouver Island