George Baird: A Question of Influence
GEORGE BAIRD: A QUESTION OF INFLUENCE
Date: March 9 & 10
Registration for the Friday sessions is now full.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A RUSH LINE AT THE TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX FOR THOSE WHO WERE NOT ABLE TO OBTAIN A TICKET.
If you do have a ticket, please arrive early to secure your seat. If you have not arrived by 6:20 PM, your reservation may be filled by guests waiting in the rush line.
To register for the Saturday sessions at 230 College Street, please visit: http://georgebaird-daniels.eventbrite.com
Prof. Emeritus George Baird retired in 2010 from the University of Toronto, following a term as Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design and crowning a remarkable career as an educator that began in London in 1965. In 1993 he was named the George Travelstead Professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University where he taught until 2003.
George’s continuing contribution to the field has inspired us to organize a two-day symposium to celebrate his ideas and projects over the past five decades, including the questions they raise in three arenas: theory, the city, and design practice. The keynote event “Questions of Influence” will feature a discussion between George Baird and Kenneth Frampton, moderated by K. Michael Hays, concentrating on George Baird’s career, contribution, and influence. The discussion will focus on what lies ahead, as well as reflect on the first fifty years of his career.
The conference is convened by Dean Richard Sommer, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design; Francesco Garofalo, professor and curator in Rome; and Bruce Kuwabara founding partner of KPMB Architects.
A parallel exhibition “George Baird: Meanings in Architecture, 1957-1993” will be held at the Eric Arthur Gallery at the Daniels Faculty, and is curated by Michael Prokopow, Professor at Ontario College of Art and Design University.
Presented with the generous support of:
architectsAlliance, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects Inc., Brookfield Properties Ltd., DIALOG, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Tye and Eileen Farrow / Farrow Partnership, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, John van Nostrand Architect / regionalArchitects, Kohn Shnier Architects, KPMB Architects, Montgomery Sisam Architects, Jeremy Sturgess, and the Canada Council for the Arts
FRIDAY MARCH 9th
TIFF Bell Lightbox 350 King Street West
To register for the Friday sessions, please visit: http://georgebaird.eventbrite.com
Introduction by Dean Richard Sommer
Session 1: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
“Debates over Modern Architecture and Instrumentality”
Moderator - Rodolphe El-Khoury, Daniels Faculty
Amy Kulper, University of Michigan
Louis Martin, Université du Québec à Montréal
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Berlage Institute
Respondent - Joan Ockman, Columbia University
Keynote event: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
“Question of Influence” A dialogue between George Baird and Kenneth Frampton, introduced and moderated by K. Michael Hays
SATURDAY MARCH 10th
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
230 College Street, Room 103
To register for the Saturday sessions, please visit: http://georgebaird-daniels.eventbrite.com
Seating is limited for this portion of the symposium and will be available on a first come first served basis. Please arrive early to secure a seat. A simulcast will be set up in room 106 to accommodate all attendees.
Session 2: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
“Agent in the City: Toronto in Theory and Practice”
Moderator - Brigitte Shim, Daniels Faculty
Ken Greenberg, Greenberg Consultants
Barry Sampson, Daniels Faculty
John van Nostrand, regionalArchitects / planningAlliance
Respondent - Robert Levit, Daniels Faculty
Session 3: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
“The Challenge of Research in the Realm of Practice”
Moderator - Mason White, Daniels Faculty
Jamie Fobert, Jamie Fobert Architects
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Atelier Bow-Wow
Preston Scott Cohen, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Respondent - Mirko Zardini, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Session 4: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
George Baird Roundtable
Moderator - Richard Sommer, Daniels Faculty
Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University
Francesco Garofalo, Pescara Faculty of Architecture
Bruce Kuwabara, KPMB Architects
K. Michael Hays, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Phyllis Lambert, Canadian Centre for Architecture