Urban Field Speakers Series
Programmed by Janine Marchessault and Scott McLeod
January 24, 2013
Sarah Robayo Sheridan, moderator
The Japanese artist speaks about his extraordinary site-specific installations that recontextualize and revivify our relationships with public monuments, including his most recent project, Discovering Columbus, in New York’s Central Park. Moderated by the director of exhibitions and publications at Mercer Union.
February 14, 2013
Sally Frater, moderator
The interdisciplinary artist and director of Intermedia Initiatives, Fine Arts, at Parsons The New School for Design in New York speaks about her recent work on the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, comparing and contrasting it with active public spaces in other parts of the world. Moderated by Sally Frater, independent curator and arts writer.
March 14, 2013
Peggy Gale, moderator
The curator at Wiels Contemporary Art Center in Brussels and co-editor of The Biennial
Reader speaks about the relationship between the city and the contemporary art biennial.
Moderated by Peggy Gale, independent curator and recipient of a 2006 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.
March 28, 2013
Will Straw, moderator
The architectural historian and associate professor of Film and Media Studies, Visual Studies and German at the University of California, Irvine, speaks about the work of Diller, Scofidio and Renfro. Moderated by the director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.
April 25, 2013
Lee Rodney, moderator
The award-winning architect and associate professor in Public Culture and Urbanism at the University of California, San Diego, speaks about the alternative housing and public infrastructure that has emerged around the San Diego–Tijuana border, the most trafficked checkpoint in the world. Moderated by Lee Rodney, associate professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Windsor.
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Visible City Project and Archive, York University
Latin American-Canadian Arts Project (LACAP)
Roski School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California
Third Space Art Projects
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