Future Environments: Art and Architecture in Action

  • Event
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 5:30am

Convocation Hall, 31 King’s College Circle

It's All Happening So Fast: a Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment
An exhibition at: The Art Museum at the University of Toronto (University of Toronto Art Centre, 15 King's College Circle)

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the University of Toronto will take audiences on a journey into the innovative world of art and architecture in relation to our environments. Compelling ideas at the intersection of technology and design will be highlighted in Future Environments: Art and Architecture in Action from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Convocation Hall (31 King’s College Circle).

Presentations will showcase the inquisitive minds at the forefront of innovation shaping our future environments. Audiences will discover how architecture defines our environment, be it external environments, such as the green roofs dotting our cities skylines, or internal environments of our buildings.

Nora Young, from CBC’s hit radio show, Spark, will emcee the evening that includes:

  • Emerging Canadian designer and researcher Brady Peters presenting Architecture, Atmosphere, Computation;
  • Toronto-based scholar, composer and artist, Mitchell Akiyama presenting Matter and Metaphor;
  • Director of the Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory, Liat Margolis presenting Green Roofs: Interdisciplinary by Nature;
  • Founding partner at the design practice Lateral Office, Mason White presenting Micro-environments;
  • and Director of Visual Studies, Charles Stankievech presenting The Rare Earth Age of the Canadian Arctic.

At the end of the show, Barbara Fischer, Executive Director at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, invites the audience for a first look at the exhibit, It’s all happening so fast. Housed at the U of T Art Museum (15 King’s College Circle), audiences will view works that focus on the history of the Canadian landscape and the future impact of extraction industries on our perceived national identity.

“Architecture and art are as much a way of finding the world, as of forming it, and have surprising and often misunderstood historical and contemporary relationships with scientific inquiry,” said Richard Sommer, Dean and Professor of Urbanism at the Daniels Faculty. “This event will present members of the Daniels Faculty whose research moves beyond traditional text and mathematical modes of ideation to explore intersections between design, the environment, and visual culture.”

Future Environments: Art and Architecture in Action happens live Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall (31 King’s College Circle). Doors open at 4:30 p.m., the event starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Art Museum. Tickets are free and guests must register online. Click here to RSVP.

This event is brought to you by:

Science & Engineering Engagement at the University of Toronto

Science & Engineering Engagement (SEE) brings audiences together to highlight the unexpected at the University of Toronto.  Like From Good to Gold and Sounds of Science in previous years, Future Environments: Art and Architecture in Action, is a must see event.

The Daniels Faculty at the University of Toronto

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 on the speakers and their topics, visit the Science & Engineering Engagement website.