On Thursday, April 23rd, children of staff and faculty from the University of Toronto were invited to U of T's Bring Our Children to Work Day. Activities included an official welcome in the morning, followed by a presentation by a guest speaker, a departmental tour, a lunch, and an afternoon of job shadowing.
Assistant Professor Erica Allen-Kim presented a lecture titled Storefront Museums and Pagodas: Memory and Place on Argyle St. at the 68th Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual Conference. The event took place April 15th – 19th at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza in Chicago, with Allen-Kim presenting on April 16th.
Allen-Kim’s lecture was based on research from her manuscript Mini-malls and Memorials: Building Saigon in the American Suburb.
Third year Masters of Architecture student, Vineetha Sivathasan, is part of a team of U of T students that won a competition to design an art installation along Toronto's new Pan Am Path. Sivathasan created the entry with partners Zee Bolad (BA 2015) and Zarish Asif (BA 2014, UTSC).
Fairgrounds is a kinetic sculpture "that mimics the nature of phenakistoscope in conveying an original narrative on inclusivity,” says Sivathasan. "We are working with the themes of active living, story telling and whimsicality that comes with an interactive sculpture."