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What is a School? (of Architecture, Landscape, Art, and Urbanism)

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1 Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON M5S 2J5

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The "What is a School? (of Architecture, Landscape, Art, and Urbanism)" symposium is presented by the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.

This event will bring together a rich array of educators, theorists, historians, and practitioners to address questions surrounding the design of learning spaces, including:

—What kind of a pedagogical instrument is a school of architecture/design and what role do its physical spaces and architecture play in its pedagogies and research?
—What is the contemporary role and relevance of a general education in design?
—What might be the agency and reach of the architecture/design school, beyond the school or university?
—How can an architecture/design school be both a place where ideas are cultivated over time, and where they are subject to continuous experimentation?
—How do schools of architecture/design navigate the changing political and intellectual landscape of the research university?

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Friday, April 27

The Architecture of the School
Keynote
6:30 pm – 8 pm
Featuring:
—Michael Maltzan, Michael Maltzan Architecture
—Nader Tehrani, NADAAA & The Cooper Union
—Shohei Shigematsu, OMA
Respondent: Sara Diamond, OCAD University
Moderator: Richard Sommer, 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.

There will be a rush line for those without tickets. Any unclaimed seats will be released to the rush line at 6:20 PM.


Saturday, April 28

Introduction
9am – 9:30am

Lobby (School as Political Platform)
9:30am – 11am
Featuring:
—David Fortin, Laurentian University
—Lisa Steele, University of Toronto
—Ginger Nolan, University of Basel
Moderator: Jane Wolff, University of Toronto

Test Kitchen (School as Incubator)
11:30am – 1pm
Featuring:
—Alla Vronskaya, Illinois Institute of Technology
—Axel Kilian, Princeton University
—Thaisa Way, University of Washington
Moderator: Wei-Han Vivian Lee, University of Toronto

Dining Room (School as Curatorial Space)
2pm – 3:30pm
Featuring:
—Giovanna Borasi, Canadian Centre for Architecture
—Ijlal Muzaffar, Rhode Island School of Design
—Mark Wasiuta, Columbia University
Moderator: Barbara Fischer, University of Toronto

Designs on the University
Closing Events
4pm – 6:30pm
Featuring:
—Mark Jarzombek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
—Joan Ockman, University of Pennsylvania
Dissenting Choir: Roundtable with Special Guests


Visit the Daniels Faculty website for speaker bios


The 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 www.daniels.utoronto.ca.

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