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
“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