OpenInsights Speaker Series
Keynote Event: What is Canadian Architecture?
East Harbour, 21 Don Roadway
Covered bike racks and free parking available
Friday, May 26, 7 pm
Canada’s landscape is vast and varied, with immense distances separating communities and cities. Much like the diversity that defines the country's identities and geographies, many Canadians embrace multiculturalism rather than assimilation. However, this is not the viewpoint of all, nor entirely representative of Canadian Culture.
Buildings and spaces created by Canadian architects illustrate and illuminate the many varied perspectives of Canadian identity – but, does a distinctly Canadian voice exist in Canadian architecture? A diverse group of leading architects from across the nation (and beyond) debate this in acknowledgement of Canada's 150th birthday.
Venue provided by East Harbour
Closed-toed shoes are strongly recommended.
Moderator: Beth Kapusta
In partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects
Getting to East Harbour, 21 Don Roadway:
Volunteers will be at the corner of Don Roadway and Lakeshore to help guide you to the building.
Transit: Take the 72 bus from Union or Pape Station.
Driving: Take the first right after turning on to Don Roadway.
Cycling: Take the first right after turning on to Don Roadway.
MIA: Where Are the Women Architects?
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W.
Sunday, 4 pm
The representation of women as practising lawyers and doctors in Canada is approximately 40 percent (rising to 61.4 percent for doctors under 35). Why is it then that the similarly demanding profession of architecture stagnated in 2005 and remains at 25 percent? What are the barriers women face in this field, why are they not advancing to leadership levels and what can be done? These questions and more will be discussed on this timely topic, featuring a panel of women architects from all positions in the profession.
Moderator: Elsa Lam
In partnership with The Great Hall