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

Eric Arthur Gallery, 230 College Street
Monday to Friday, 9:30 AM - 5 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.

Sessions
Thursday, October 2, 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.

Despite their invention to serve people, industrial infrastructures do not naturally fit with peopled environments.

They are densifications of resources that disrupt the patterns of comfortable urban fabrics. Landing is an approach towards re-choreographing the unique mis-fits and frictions created by the industrialization of the landscape to invent new engagements between people, industry, and the city. This lecture, "Landing - Industry in the Structure of Places", will review a series of investigations and installations undertaken by Landing Studio to unearth and re-initiate the relationship of industrial infrastructure to the city.

MVS Proseminar Series
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Room 229, North Borden Building, 563 Spadina Crescent

Abbas Akhavan’s practice ranges from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, video and performance. The domestic sphere, as a forked space between hospitality and hostility, has been an ongoing area of research in Akhavan’s work. More recent works have shifted focus, wandering onto spaces just outside the home – the garden, the backyard, and other domesticated landscapes.

 

 

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