Urban Field Speakers Series
Programmed by Janine Marchessault and Scott McLeod
February 19, 2009
Tess Takahashi, moderator
The renowned Canadian artist speaks about her multidisciplinary practice, including her recent meditation on runaway urbanism, Once Near Water. Moderated by Tess Takahashi, assistant professor of Film Studies at York University.
March 10, 2009
Helena Reckitt, moderator
The British video and performance artist speaks about the role of public speech in her work, highlighting how corporations appropriate the language of radicalism and innovation. Moderated by the senior curator of programs at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.
April 9, 2009
Jennifer Fisher, moderator
The professor of political theory at the University of Westminster addresses multiple understandings of the notion of “public space” and their consequences for democratic politics and artistic practices. Moderated by Jennifer Fisher, critic, curator and assistant professor at York University.
April 30, 2009
Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta)
Jacob Korczynski, moderator
The Delhi-based collective of artists, curators and researchers speak about their uncanny transformations of the urban field with projects such as Sarai and Manifesta 7. Moderated by media-art curator, Jacob Korczynski.
May 14, 2009
Luigi Ferrara, moderator
The founding director and chair of the Canadian Centre for Architecture speaks about the history and role of this venerable institution. Moderated by the director of the School of Design at George Brown College.
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Visible City Project and Archive, York University
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