Exhibition
Thursday, September 18, 2014 to Friday, November 28, 2014

Eric Arthur Gallery, 230 College Street
Monday to Friday, 9:30 AM - 5 PM.
Reception: Tuesday, October 14, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Featuring "Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention" by Daniels Faculty alumna Tings Chak (MArch 2014) and "Pure Space: Public Space Transformations in Latin American Slums" by Elisa Silva.

This exhibition features the work of two architects working at nearly opposite ends of the Americas. Their respective projects look closely at the political and material economies of space that permeate public and institutional settings occupied by some of North and South America’s most marginalized individuals: the informal settlements within large urban centres of Latin America, such as Rio de Janeiro’s favelas or Medelin’s comunas; and the landscapes and interiors of Canadian detention facilities – the re-purposed motels, jails, and ‘processing’ centers where migrants and immigrants become ‘detainees’.

Exhibition
Thursday, September 18, 2014 to Sunday, November 30, 2014

Koffler Gallery
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Derived from an old parable, the term PARDES, meaning ‘orchard’ in Hebrew, has come to symbolize the realm of Jewish mysticism. In the legend entitled Four Entered the Orchard, four great sages who enter the esoteric practice meet different fates: one dies, one loses his mind, and one forsakes the Jewish tenets. Only one enters in peace and leaves in peace.

MVS Proseminar Series
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Room 229, North Borden Building, 563 Spadina Crescent

This presentation will begin with a brief overview of ways in which recent exhibitions have explored the urban roots of modern artistic culture, and will lead to a consideration of techniques used by artists in Toronto in order to depict local experience.

Sessions
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Room 103, 230 College Street
Following the lecture, audience members are invited to continue the conversation with the speaker in the Graduate Student Lounge, located in the lower level of 230 College Street.

Jacob Walker will present his firm's work through the lens of retail in China and examine how the ubiquitous and homogenizing nature of retail environments creates an unlikely yet fertile ground for cross disciplinary experimentation.

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