Community for Belonging: Women’s Month and Transgender Identities

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Community for Belonging: Women’s Month and Transgender Identities

Book reading group

By Daniels Faculty

When and where

Date and time

Tue, Mar 28, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT


John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design 1 Spadina Crescent Eberhard Zeidler Library Toronto, ON M5S 2J5 Canada

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. for the second Community for Belonging book reading group meeting in the Eberhard Zeidler Library. During the meeting, which is open only to faculty, staff, students and alumni from the Daniels Faculty and U of T communities, we will discuss two titles selected under the theme International Women’s Month and Transgender Identities, are Lucas Crawford’s Transgender Architectonics: The Shape of Change in Modernist Space (2020) and Jan Cigliano Hartman’s The Women Who Changed Architecture (2022).

Those who have signed up for the meeting will be asked to come prepared to discuss at least one of the two texts proposed for that meeting. Hard copies of the book have been handed out on a first come first serve basis. Feel free to contact Cathryn Copper, Head Librarian at the Eberhard Zeidler Library for any questions or concerns.

Digital versions of the books are available here:

The Women Who Changed Architecture

Transgender Architectonics: The Shape of Change in Modernist Space

At each meeting, participants will be asked to discuss one of two books designated for the meeting. Discussion of each text may include reflection on the following questions:

  • How does the text influence/expand your understanding of community?
  • Has the text challenged a belief or understanding that you had about identity, equity and belonging?
  • Would you recommend the text to a peer in Daniels?
  • Would you recommend the text to someone outside of Daniels?
  • After reading the text, what is one action item you can take forward into the world to create more equitable or inclusive environments?

For further information, visit our website page here.

The Community for Belonging reading-group project, which is being supported by Manulife and TD Insurance, will culminate on International Human Rights Day in December, reflecting its goals of building community, raising awareness of human rights, and celebrating identity. The University of Toronto has long-standing affinity relationships with Manulife and TD Insurance. These partnerships allow the University to provide beneficial, value-added financial and insurance products to alumni and students. See all affinity products.

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Daniels Faculty

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. For more information, visit us at

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