The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design is excited to present its public programming for fall 2021.
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.
Fall 2021 marks a period of new beginnings for the Daniels Faculty. As we embark on this academic year, we also reflect on our role as an institution for learning and knowledge creation. To this, we are supplementing our events with exhibitions that similarly probe at the boundaries of our various disciplines. Whether in the Architecture and Design Gallery, our corridors, or the north façade of the Daniels Building, the work on view this year asks: how do we engage with the world as it is at this moment?
All events are free and open to the public. Register in advance and check the calendar for up-to-date details on hybrid events that offer a virtual and in-person experience: daniels.utoronto.ca/events.
October 7, 6:30 p.m.
How...?: Ten Questions on the Future of Education and Engagement
Dean’s Opening Dialogue
Juan Du (Daniels Faculty Dean and Professor, University of Toronto), in conversation with:
Shashi Kant (Forestry 1996; Professor of Forest Economics and Sustainability, University of Toronto)
Kaari Kitawi (Landscape Architecture 2015; Urban Designer, City of Toronto)
Bruce Kuwabara (Architecture 1972; Architect and Founder, KPMB Architects)
Yan Wu (Visual Studies 2015; Public Art Curator, City of Markham)
How...? Ten Questions on the Future of Advocacy and Change
Exhibition – Thesis Projects in Architecture, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Urbanism and Visual Studies
Oct. 14, 12 p.m.
Natural Architecture — An Archeology of the Future
Lina Ghotmeh, 2021-2022 Frank O. Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design
Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Robots as Companions
Sougwen Chung (Artist, New York)
Madeline Gannon (Artist, Researcher, Pittsburgh)
Moderated by Maria Yablonina (University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty)
Oct. 25, 1 p.m.
Shared Space, Shared Vision, Shared Power: Advancing Racial Justice in American Cities
Stephen Gray (Harvard University, Graduate School of Design)
Co-moderated by Fadi Masoud and Michael Piper (University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty)
Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Book Talk: Barry Sampson: Teaching + Practice
Annette LeCuyer (University of Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning)
Brian Carter (University of Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning)
George Baird (University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty)
Bruce Kuwabara (KPMB Architects)
Jon Neuert (Baird Sampson Neuert Architects)
Pina Petricone (University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty)
Brigitte Shim (University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty)
Nader Tehrani (The Cooper Union, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture)
Stephen Bauer (Reigo & Bauer)
Geoffrey Turnbull (KPMB Architects)
Novka Cosovic (Bau & Cos Studio)
Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Artist Talk with Que Rock
Que Rock (Artist)
Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Book Talk: Terra-Sorta-Firma
Editor: Fadi Masoud (University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty)
Luna Khirfan (University of Waterloo, School of Planning)
Xiaoxuan Lu (The University of Hong Kong, Division of Landscape Architecture)
Ben Mendelsohn (Portland State University, Film and Digital Culture)
Michael T. Wilson (RAND Corporation)
Moderated by Brent D. Ryan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Nov. 30, 12 p.m.
Book Talk: Landscape Citizenships
Dr. Tim Waterman (The Bartlett School of Architecture, Faculty of the Built Environment)
Jane Wolff (University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty)
Dr. Ed Wall (University of Greenwich, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism)