Urban Field Speaker Series 2012

Get your 2012 pass and 2012 gift passes now, while quantities last! Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is proud to present the seventh season of the Urban Field Speakers Series. This international lecture series brings together an array of global and local participants, including artists, architects, curators, designers and scholars, who offer unique perspectives on […]

Working Papers 2011-2012

Join us for this year’s Working Papers on the Visible City Series: scholarly works in progress, presented in a casual salon setting in the spirit of collegial feedback. 2012 Theme: Cinema and Media Wednesday January 25, 2012 4PM-6PM Hosted at Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toront Dr. Nadine Boljkovac, Cambridge University "Signs Without Name: […]

Professor Janine Marchessault Speaks at Digifest

October 26th, 2011 1:40-2:25pm Berkeley Church, 315 Queen Street East Place, Memory and Site Specific Art Exhibitions This talk will address new approaches to site specific art by looking at several examples that combine urban screens, large scale architectural projections, locative media and participatory art forms.  Her current research seeks to understand how such media […]

Mourning the Suburb: A Symposium on Dwelling, in Transition

Presented by Public Access and the Visible City Project + Archive Prefix Institute for Contemporary Art 401 Richmond St. West, Suite 124 Toronto Friday March 5th 2010 10:30am – 6:30pm Mourning Suburbs: Art and Development As complement to the Leona Drive Project ( and in response to the reception, both critical and popular, of its suburban […]

Panel Discussion: The Leona Drive Project

Janine Marchessault: "Art and Suburbs: Revisiting the Leona Drive Project" Feb 10, 2010, 10:30am-12pm Janine Marchessault, associate professor of media studies in the Department of Film and Canada Research Chair in Art, Digital Media & Globalization, hosts a film presentation and panel discussion reflecting on the impact and significance of The Leona Drive Project. The […]

Urban Field Speakers Series 2010

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is proud to present the fifth season of the Urban Field Speakers Series. Andreas Fogarasi Vid Ingelevics, moderator January 21, 2010 at 7:30 PM Andreas Fogarasi, the Golden Lion–winning artist and co-editor of the urban research journal Dérive, discusses his work on models of urban representation with an emphasis on […]

Urban Field Speakers Series 2009

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is proud to present the fourth season of the Urban Field Speakers Series, programmed in association with the Visible City Project and Archive of York University. The Urban Field Speakers Series centres on the role of art in transforming the experience of the city. Through lectures, audio-visual presentations and discussions, […]

Urban Mediations Symposium

Windsor, Ontario, Canada May 14, 2009 Urban Mediations, co-ordinated by Michael Darroch and Janine Marchessault, is the second symposium in a series focused on the historical contexts, current practices, and future directions of urban media studies. Panelists including artists, researchers, and graduate students from the University of Windsor, York University and Ryerson University are all […]

Working Papers - Winter 2009

Join us for drinks and discussion at Tinto Coffee House 89 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto Tuesday February 24, 4:30-6:30pm “Site-Specific Screening and the Projection of National Memory” Bruno Lessard SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Film / Communication and Culture, York University This paper explores the projection of history and memory in Quebec City through Robert Lepage’s 2008 outdoor […]

We, Ourselves and Us: A Symposium

Friday 23 January and Saturday 24 January, 2009 The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre 231 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Featuring: Ian Balfour, Carlos Basualdo, Luis Jacob, Saara Liinamaa, Maria Lind, Nina Möntmann, and Emily Roysdon, with a keynote lecture by Simon Critchley Saara Liinamaa, a PhD candidate in Social […]

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.