Boreal forests in permafrost landscapes: changing structure and function in response to climate warming Friday, 6 February 3 to 5 pm in SS 2125 Boreal forests occupy latitudes that are experiencing the greatest rates of warming on earth, a pattern that is expected to continue over the coming decades. Much of the boreal is underlain […]Read more "Jennifer Baltzer"
A one-day event gathering scholars and artists who study the politics and affects of human-made infrastructures. Sunday, 22 February, 2015 12-8pm, Daniels School of Architecture, University of Toronto, Room 103 230 College Street (Please use Huron Street entrance) This symposium and screening event will bring together artists and scholars to examine the political, aesthetic and […]Read more "LINES AND NODES"
A special Intersections talk and film screening: This special Intersections event is preceded by JOYNT & MITCHELL: A Depth of Field Screening featuring 5 short films by Chase Joynt & Alexis Mitchell introduced by John Greyson and presented by the York University Film Program on *Thursday 26 February* at 8 pm at Cinecycle: see the […]Read more "Chase Joynt & Alexis Mitchell"
DAVID L. ENG Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 3:00 – 5:00pm | Jackman Humanities Building, #100 | 170 St. George St. This presentation comes from my forthcoming book, Reparations and the Human, which investigates the problem of reparations and human rights in Cold War Asia. Following the devastating violence of World War II, an emerging […]Read more "REPARATIONS AND THE HUMAN"
A Conversation with Sewol Families Friday 20 March 3 to 5 pm Location: Beit Zatoun (612 Markham St., Toronto, ON M6G 2L8) On April 16, 2014, the Sewol passenger ferry carrying 476 lives capsized off the southern shore of South Korea. For reasons still unknown and to the shock of many who watched the tragedy unfold in the news, […]Read more "Mobilizing Grief, Seeking Justice"
Tall buildings, short contracts: mapping precarious construction work in the GTA CANCELLED due to CUPE 3902 Strike – to be rescheduled, Fall 2015 The construction industry – and particularly the residential construction trades- have long been crucial employment sectors for non-citizens working and living in the Greater Toronto Area. As new housing […]Read more "CANCELLED – Michelle Buckley"
Thoughts on the Future of Energy Conservation in Ontario Friday, 27 March ** 4 to 6 pm ** in SS 2125 This lecture will be based on Peter’s more than 30 years of experience in energy policy with a focus on energy efficiency. This has included managing voluntary high performance programs, advocacy for legislation/regulations, leading the province’s Conservation […]Read more "Peter Love"
Moving to a Different Beat? Imitations, Improvisations and Institutions ** Thursday, 2 April ** ** 4.30 pm ** SS 2125 (Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street) This talk approaches mobilities as a multi-faceted cultural and political field that is yet to be fully exhausted. Drawing examples from research on aviation outside the ‘West’, the […]Read more "Weiqiang Lin"
Panel conversations with emerging planners and their research Wednesday 8 April 5.30 to 8.30 pm Centre for Social Innovation Annex – 720 Bathurst Street (between Bloor and Harbord) Join us for an exciting conversation about current planning issues! As soon-to-be graduates of the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Planning Program, we have each completed unique […]Read more "Planners Unplugged"
Why Detroit Matters: the story of Detroit in ten buildings Friday, 10 April 3 to 5 pm in Sid Smith 2125 Detroit has been regularly in the news for several years. It is the most intensely scrutinised city in America today. We all know about its bankruptcy, abandonment, arson and the small-scale creative revival of […]Read more "Brian Doucet"