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Urban Field Speakers Series
2008 Programme

Programmed by Janine Marchessault and Scott McLeod

January 17, 2008
Carlos Trilnick
Warren Crichlow, moderator

The video artist and associate professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires speaks on social protest in the contemporary city. Moderated by the director of the Graduate Program in Education at York University.

February 5, 2008
Peter Weibel
Scott McLeod, moderator

The chairman and CEO of ZKM Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, speaks on the democratization of art by media. Moderated by Scott McLeod, the director/curator of Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art.

March 6, 2008
Iara Boubnova
Jim Drobnick, moderator

The founding director of the Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia and co-curator of the 1st and 2nd Moscow Biennales speaks on urban changes in the society of transformation. Moderated by Jim Drobnick, associate professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

March 27, 2008
Munira Mirza
Shelly Bahl, moderator

The London-based writer, broadcaster and founding member of the Manifesto Club speaks on the use of art for urban regeneration. Moderated by visual artist, curator and educator Shelly Bahl.

May 3, 2008
Irit Rogoff
Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, moderator

The professor of visual cultures at Goldsmiths – University of London discusses spatial and artistic practices in relation to disappearing global boundaries. Moderated by Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, the Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Culture at York University.

May 15, 2008
Marc Mayer
Janine Marchessault, moderator

The director of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal speaks about the plans for Silo No. 5, the musée’s extraordinary new development on the riverfront of Montréal. Moderated by Janine Marchessault, professor in the Department of Film at York University.

Project Supporters
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council

Associate Presenter
Visible City Project and Archive, York University

Event Partners
Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University
Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Official Hotel Sponsor
Sutton Place Hotel

Official Catering Sponsor
à la Carte Kitchen