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Urban Field Speakers Series
2014 Programme

Programmed by Janine Marchessault and Scott McLeod

January 30, 2014
M. Christine Boyer
Alison Bain, moderator

The urban historian and William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor at the School of Architecture, Princeton University, takes stock of what we have learned from New Orleans post-Katrina, including a consideration of the photography of urban debris and ruinous effects. Moderated by Alison Bain, associate professor in the Department of Geography, York University.

February 20, 2014
Pablo Helguera
Victor R. Rivas, moderator

The artist, educator and director of adult and academic programmes at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, speaks about his artistic and pedagogical practices, reflecting upon issues of dialogue, interpretation, and the role of contemporary culture in a global reality. Moderated by Victor R. Rivas, sessional lecturer in Latin American Studies, University of Toronto.

April 3, 2014
Fulya Erdemci
Srimoyee Mitra, moderator

The writer, educator and curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial speaks about her numerous projects that navigate the complex terrain of art in the public domain, including Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions, the first public-space exhibition in Turkey. Moderated by Srimoyee Mitra, curator of contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Windsor.

April 24, 2014
Lara Almarcegui
Gina Badger, moderator

The Spanish-born, Rotterdam-based artist speaks about processes of urban transformation and the potentialities of urban wastelands. Moderated by Gina Badger, artist, urban ecologist and editorial director of Fuse Magazine.

September 25, 2014
Theaster Gates
Pamela Edmonds, moderator

The award-winning artist and director of the Arts and Public Life initiative, University of Chicago, speaks about his community projects that critically engage with the public, including Dorchester Projects, a vibrant cultural locus on Chicago’s South Side. Moderated by Pamela Edmonds, independent curator.

Project Supporters
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council

Associate Presenter
Visible City Project and Archive, York University

Event Partners
Latin American-Canadian Art Projects (LACAP)
Third Space Art Projects

Official Hotel Sponsor
Hotel Le Germain

Official Catering Sponsor
à la Carte Kitchen