Urban Field Speakers Series
Programmed by Scott McLeod and Jayne Wilkinson
January 24, 2017, at 7:30 PM
Jayne Wilkinson, moderator
The architect, writer and professor at the Yale School of Architecture speaks about the politics of infrastructure, revealing the nexus of emerging governmental and corporate forces buried within the concrete and fibre optics of our modern habitat. Moderated by Jayne Wilkinson, writer, curator and educator.
February 9, 2017, at 7:30 PM
Gaëtane Verna, moderator
The Venezuelan artist speaks about his film and installation art practice, emphasizing those works that engage with social outcasts, the marginalized and the disenfranchised in order to challenge our concepts of normality and pathology. Moderated by Gaëtane Verna, director of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.
March 16, 2017, at 6:30 PM
Gerald McMaster, moderator
The influential writer, curator and activist reflects upon her own lived experience in a New Mexico village in order to illuminate the relationship between land use, politics and art in the changing west. Moderated by Gerald McMaster, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Practice, OCAD University.
New date TBA
Alison Crosby, moderator
One of the leading artists of her generation speaks about her sculptures and installations that bear witness to the legacy of violence in her native Colombia. Moderated by Alison Crosby, associate professor at York University.
April 27, 2017, at 7:30 PM
Kathleen Pirrie Adams, moderator
The award-winning digital media artist speaks about his works that engage with sound waves, artificial intelligence and surveillance to illuminate the secret life of empty space. Moderated by Kathleen Pirrie Adams, instructor in the Department of Image Arts, Ryerson University.
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Evergreen Brick Works
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto
Latin American-Canadian Art Projects (LACAP)
Official Catering Sponsor
à la Carte Kitchen