Urban Field Speakers Series 2005-06


Programmed by Janine Marchessault and Scott McLeod and presented by Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art in association with the Visible City Project + Archive of York University
Starting November 17, 2005 at 8pm

The Urban Field Speakers Series centres on the role of art in transforming the experience of the city. Through lectures, screenings and discussions, it explores how creative practices can help improve the quality of urban life and planning in Toronto and around the world. This series of monthly events brings together an array of international and local participants, including artists, architects, critical theorists, designers and historians, who are working at the intersections of technology, communications and aesthetics. Reflecting a broad range of perspectives and practices, the events build upon each other to inspire dialogue on the role of the city in art, and art in the city.

November 17, 2005 at 8 PM
Margaret Crawford
George Baird, moderator

The Professor of Urban Design and Planning Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on listening to the city, moderated by the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto With a screening curated by Karyn Sandlos and featuring works by Lise Brin & Jason Van Horne, Libby Hague, Carolynne Hew, Will Kwan, John Marriott, Leslie Peters, and Paulette Phillips

January 19, 2006 at 8 PM
José Roca

The Curator of the Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango and member of the curatorial team for the 2006 São Paulo Bienal, on the politics of public art

February 9, 2006 at 8 PM
R. Murray Schafer

The iconoclastic composer and notorious anti-urbanist, on the sound of the city

March 2, 2006 at 8 PM
Runa Islam and Kenneth Hayes

London-based video artist Islam in discussion with architectural historian Hayes Presented in association with the South Asian Visual Arts Collective (SAVAC)

March 30, 2006 at 8 PM
Cuauhtémoc Medina
Dot Tuer, moderator

The Associate Curator of Latin American Art at the Tate Modern, moderated by the author of Mining the Media Archive

April 26, 2006 at 8 PM
Anthony Vidler
Andrew Payne, moderator

The Dean of the Cooper Union School of Architecture and author of Warped Space: Architecture and Anxiety in Modern Culture, moderated by Andrew Payne, Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto
With a screening curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan and featuring work by André Lehmann

Admission Fees
Series Pass $25 Prefix Photo Subscribers and Students
$40 Non-subscribers

Single Events
$5 Prefix Photo Subscribers and Students
$8 Non-subscribers

Registration Series passes are available in advance or at the door. Single event tickets are available at the door. All events take place at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art.

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Visible City: Project + Archive is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of CanadaCanada Research Chairs, York Research, Ontario Innovation Trust, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.