Back to top
Hindsight 20/20 Hero List GIF

09.17.19 – Announcing the Daniels Faculty's 2019/2020 public programming series: Hindsight is 20/20

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 public programming series: "Hindsight is 20/20." 

The series will focus on phenomena that have emerged during the 20 years that have passed since the turn of the millennium – reflecting nearly the duration of a generation. During this time, what circumstances in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, art, urban design, and forestry have changed? Our speakers and exhibitions will explore how our disciplines continue to be transformed by upheavals in technology, politics, and the environment.

Twenty keywords inspire our collection of talks, panels, and installations, drawn from annual lists of "words of the year" published by leading dictionaries and literary venues. These keywords reflect changes in consciousness and historical developments that have altered, in ways large and small, the contexts in which we work:

2000 Google (verb) / 2001 Internet of Things / 2002 Flash Mob / 2003 Social Media / 2004 Paywall / 2005 Carbon Neutral / 2006 Truthiness / 2007 Sharing Economy / 2008 Bailout / 2009 Instagram / 2010 Gamification / 2011 Occupy / 2012 Cloud / 2013 Niche / 2014 #blacklivesmatter / 2015 Truth and Reconciliation / 2016 <flame> Emoji / 2017 Unicorn / 2018 Toxic / 2019 Haptic

Join leading architects, designers, artists, ecologists, and urbanists at One Spadina to explore how reframing the recent past might help us better address the next 20 years, and beyond.

The Daniels Faculty’s Hindsight is 20/20 lecture series is open to all students, faculty, alumni, and members of the public. Online registration for each event is required.

Details for all public lectures can also be found on the Daniels Faculty’s website.

If you are an alumnus of the Daniels Faculty and would like to receive a copy of the 2019/2020 events poster, please contact John Cowling at

2019/20 Daniels Faculty Public Programming Series

1 Spadina Crescent

Sept. 26, 2019

Oct. 10, 2019
Aljoša Dekleva and Tina Gregorič, Dekleva Gregorič Architects

Frank Gehry International Visiting Chairs in Architectural Design

Oct. 16, 2019

Featuring Adamo-Faiden, a joint initiative with the CCA

Oct. 24, 2019
Barry Sampson, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects

George Baird Lecture

Nov. 21, 2019
Anna Puigjaner, MAIO

Dec. 12, 2019
Edouard François, Maison Edouard François

Jan. 16, 2020
Thomas Woltz, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Jan. 23, 2020
Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake

Jeffrey Cook Memorial Lecture

Feb. 13, 2020
Christine Sun Kim, Artist

Mar. 12, 2020
Teresa Galí-Izard, Arquitectura Agronomia

Michael Hough/Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Visiting Critic


Exhibitions: Architecture and Design Gallery

Nov. 7, 2019 – Apr. 30, 2020
NEW CIRCADIA (Adventures in Mental Spelunking)

Launch Summer 2020


Exhibitions: Larry Wayne Richards Gallery

Jan. 20, 2020 – Mar. 13, 2020
A QUITE INDIVIDUAL COURSE: Jerome Markson, Architect

Mar. 27, 2020 – May 8, 2020
ARCHITECTURE AND QUALITY OF LIFE / The Aga Khan Awards for Architecture

A joint symposium and exhibition with the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto.



Feb. 27, 2020

Mar. 6 – Mar. 7, 2020
PROFIT & LOSS: artists consider Vietnam, the war and its effects


Master of Visual Studies Proseminar Series

Midday Talks