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"Beyond Wilderness: Modern Architectures in Canada" with Michelangelo Sabatino is presented by the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design in partnership with the Department of Art and Canadian Studies Program at the University of Toronto.

Doors will open at 6 PM. Ticket holders must arrive by 6:20 PM (with their printed or mobile ticket) to claim their seats.

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During the twentieth century, a distinctly Canadian design attitude coalesced: a liberal, hybrid, pragmatic mindset intent less on the dogma of architectural language than on the formation of inclusive spaces and places. This lecture surveys the unfolding of architectural modernity in a country once defined by Voltaire as “a few acres of snow.”

Michelangelo Sabatino is an architect and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built and natural environment. From his research on preindustrial vernacular traditions and their influence on modern architectures of the Mediterranean region, to his current project, which looks at the transnational forces that have shaped the architecture, infrastructure, and landscape of the Americas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has trained new light on larger patterns of architectural discourse and production. Sabatino is professor, interim dean, and director of the doctoral program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago. His newest book, Canada: Modern Architectures in History (2016), is co-authored with Rhodri Windsor Liscombe.

Image: Seabird Island School in Agassiz, Patkau Architects. Photo courtesy of James Dow.


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The University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty is an internationally recognized school of design offering professional and other programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and visual/curatorial studies, and is at the forefront of research in these fields.

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