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"Beyond Wilderness: Modern Architectures in Canada" with Michelangelo Sabatino

Thu, Oct 5/17 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Mediatheque (Room 200), 1 Spadina Crescent


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Doors will open at 6 PM. Ticket holders must arrive by 6:20 PM (with their printed or mobile ticket) to claim their seats. There will be a rush line for those without tickets. Any unclaimed seats will be released to the rush line at 6:20 PM.

Presented in partnership with the Department of Art and Canadian Studies Program at the University of Toronto.

During the twentieth century, a distinctly Canadian design attitude coalesced: a liberal, hybrid, pragmatic mindset intent less on the dogma of architectural language than on the formation of inclusive spaces and places. This lecture surveys the unfolding of architectural modernity in a country once defined by Voltaire as “a few acres of snow.”

Michelangelo Sabatino is an architect and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built and natural environment. From his research on preindustrial vernacular traditions and their influence on modern architectures of the Mediterranean region, to his current project, which looks at the transnational forces that have shaped the architecture, infrastructure, and landscape of the Americas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has trained new light on larger patterns of architectural discourse and production. Sabatino is professor, interim dean, and director of the doctoral program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago.  His newest book, Canada: Modern Architectures in History (2016), is co-authored with Rhodri Windsor Liscombe.

Image: Seabird Island School in Agassiz, Patkau Architects. Photo courtesy of James Dow.