Urban Field Speakers Series
Programmed by Janine Marchessault and Scott McLeod
January 19, 2012
Barbara Fischer, moderator
The internationally renowned artist speaks about his pioneering video projections on buildings and monuments, and the involvement of city residents. Moderated by the executive director/chief curator of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto.
February 9, 2012
Rinaldo Walcott, moderator
The professor of Cultural Studies, Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne speaks about public screens and their transformation of public space. Moderated by Rinaldo Walcott, associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
March 8, 2012
Dylan Reid, moderator
The Mexican curator presents an overview of his work with Pase Usted, a non-profit organization that promotes change and development through ideas and seeks to improve the quality of life in Mexico City. Moderated by Dylan Reid, a senior editor of Spacing magazine.
April 5, 2012
Michelle Jacques, moderator
The Cuban artist duo speaks about their contemporary art practice, emphasizing the place of built form within their work. Moderated by the associate curator, contemporary art, at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
April 24, 2012
b.h. Yael, moderator
The Swiss artist presents his lecture-performance, Aide-Mémoire, in which he explores the territory between travelogue, slide show, obscure history lesson and immersive soundscape. Moderated by b.h. Yael, filmmaker, artist, and professor of Integrated Media at OCAD University.
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Visible City Project and Archive, York University
Cooper Union School of Art
Latin American-Canadian Art Projects (LACAP)
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago
Sketch–Working Arts for Street-involved and Homeless Youth
Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School
Weinberg College of Arts and Science, Northwestern University
Official Hotel Sponsor
Sutton Place Hotel
Official Catering Sponsor
à la Carte Kitchen