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talk 20 FUEL TESTS | Talk & Book Launch

Fri, Nov 28/08 – 12:00am


FUEL examines future of energy by asking about the politics, science, and history that have shaped the impending crisis of supply while describing possible futures. How will world work after coal and oil? Will the changes be slow or sudden? How might we steer toward a future without massive disruption to our economic life? FUEL addresses these and other questions about the necessary radical reinvention of energy.


4:30pm // talk20

Talk20 is not a lecture but a gathering, an open forum for the exchange of ideas. Produced in cities around the world, Talk20 sparks conversations across ideological, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries. Talk20 brings together individuals working in a variety of fields to present ideas in a fast- paced, exciting format: each presenter assembles 20 slides (containing still images, text, video, sound, etc.) and projects each slide for 20 seconds, and 20 seconds only.

Ron Dembo // Kelly Doran // Chris Hardwicke // Robert Kirkbride // Maya Przybylski // Imre Szeman // Geoff Thün // Kathy Velikov // Mason White

6:00pm // book launch party

[liquid + solid body fuel available]

Talk 20

Alphabet City

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

The MIT Press


RIG: Design from the fuel transition

Kelly Doran // Sara Graham // Chris Hardwicke // Robert Kirkbride // Maya Przybylski // Lola Sheppard // Geoffrey Thün // Kathy Velikov // Mason White

The drawings presented in RIG include a post-carbon Highway 401, converted oil rigs, a perfect machine, off-grid condos, reprogrammed tar sands, siberian gas infrastructure, and city-wide tubes for bicycles.

Opening party // Thursday November 27, 7 PM
Exhibition runs to Saturday, January 3, 2009
Toronto Free Gallery
1277 Bloor Street West
Tel 416.913.0461

Curated by Chris Hardwicke and John Knechtel
Exhibition Design by Vita Leung
Produced by Toronto Free Gallery and Alphabet City