Urban Field Speakers Series 2008

The UrbanField Speakers Series centres on the role of art in transforming the experience of the city. Through lectures, audio-visual presentations 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, curators, designers and scholars, 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.

The speakers this year were: Carlos Trilnick, Peter Weibel, Iara Boubnova, Munira Mirza, Irit Rogoff, and Marc Mayer.


Iara Boubnova
Moderated by Jim Drobnick
March 6, 2008

The Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia and Co-Curator of the Moscow Biennale speaks on urban changes in the society of transformation. Moderated by Jim Drobnick, Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Boubnova Part1
Boubnova Part2
Boubnova Part3
Boubnova Part4
Boubnova Part5
Boubnova Part6
Boubnova Part7
Boubnova Part8
Boubnova Part9


Irit Rogoff
Moderated by Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands
May 3, 2008

The Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths - University of London discusses spatial and artistic practices in relation to disappearing global boundaries. Moderated by the Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Culture at York University.

Rogoff Part1
Rogoff Part2
Rogoff Part3
Rogoff Part4
Rogoff Part5
Rogoff Part6
Rogoff Part7


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