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The Daniels Building at One Spadina

The Daniels Faculty's fall 2021 public program

Thu, Oct 7/21 – 6:30pm to Tue, Nov 30/21 – 12:00pm


The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto is excited to present its fall 2021 public program. Through a series of book talks, panel discussions and lectures, our aim is to foster a meaningful dialogue on the important social, political and environmental challenges that confront our world today. How might we create new knowledge and leverage it as a tool for critical reflection and, ultimately, collective change? 

Our programs, and the difficult questions that motivate them, address a range of topics that are central to what we do: the relationship between the built and natural environment, land and sovereignty, the city and social justice, technology and building practice, and resiliency and climate change, among others. 

All events are free and open to the public. 

October 7, 6:30 p.m.
“How...? Ten Questions on the Future of Education and Engagement” 
Dean’s opening dialogue – Dean and Professor Juan Du, in conversation with distinguished alumni: Shashi Kant, Kaari Kitawi, Bruce Kuwabara and Yan Wu

Reserve your ticket for the online event or reserve a ticket for the in-person event

“How...? Ten Questions on the Future of Advocacy and Change” 
Exhibition opening – Thesis projects in Architecture, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Urbanism and Visual Studies 

October 14, 12 p.m. 
“Natural Architecture — An Archeology of the Future,” Lina Ghotmeh 
2021-2022 Frank O. Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design 

October 21, 6:30 p.m. 
“Robots as Companions,” Sougwen Chung and Madeline Gannon

October 25, 1 p.m. 
“Shared Space, Shared Vision, Shared Power: Advancing Racial Justice in American Cities,” Stephen Gray

October 26, 6:30 p.m. 
“Barry Sampson: Teaching + Practice,” book talk with editors Annette LeCuyer and Brian Carter, contributors George Baird, Bruce Kuwabara, Jon Neuert, Pina Petricone, Brigitte Shim and Nader Tehrani 

November 2, 6:30 p.m. 
Artist Talk with Que Rock

November 15, 12 p.m. 
“Revisiting the Commons,” Kofi Boone

November 18, 6:30 p.m. 
“Terra-Sorta-Firma," book talk with editor Fadi Masoud, contributors Luna Khirfan, Xiaoxuan Lu, Ben Mendelsohn, Brent D. Ryan and Michael T. Wilson

November 30, 12 p.m. 
Landscape Citizenships,” book talk with editors Dr. Tim Waterman, Jane Wolff, Dr. Ed Wall and selected contributors