On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the University of Toronto presents Future Environments: Art and Architecture in Action. The event promises to be a journey into the innovative world of art and architecture in relation to our environments.
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;
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, 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.
Future Environments: Art and Architecture in Action happens live Wednesday, May 3rd at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall. Doors open at 4:30pm, the event starts at 5:30pm, followed by a reception from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Art Museum. Tickets are FREE but guests must register online. Click here to RSVP.