2011 CADN GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM: WITHIN/OUT SPACE


 

2011 CADN GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM

 
DateThursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

Location

100 McCaul Street, Room 190

Engaged in an ongoing process of development, the metropolis constitutes a defining aspect of contemporary society and artistic production. Since the rise of industrialization, conceptualizations of the city have been accompanied by notions of anxiety, progress, consumption, isolation, communication and dislocation. Within/out Space will engage with these varying conceptions and examine the metropolis through the lens of artistic engagement. Conditions and theories associated with urban space remain fertile ground for discussion among artists, critics, curators and theorists. This panel will engage with members of the Toronto artistic community whose work addresses issues raised by the metropolis.

The theme unifying all three presenters is that of the constantly evolving urban landscape and the psycho-geographical boundaries that shape our human psychology and identity.  He will seek to address the question of how is it that we negotiate the realistic conditions of urban life with media representations and popular culture.

"The face of the city changes more quickly, alas! Than the mortal heart."


- Charles Baudelaire

 

Speakers:

Evan Tyler

“Psycho-Geography and Urban Spaces”

Evan Tyler is a multi-media artist working in photography, video, drawing, text and performance. After providing an overview of his Having grown up in a small urban center, his ideals of the metropolis have become seminal to his current explorations. In this presentation, he will explore the theme of our discussion – Within/out Space – through three separate but related fascinating projects he has embarked on.

 

Flavio Trevisan

“The Game of Urban Renewal”

Flavio Trevisan is a visual artist and designer. He will discuss the Regent Park neighbourhood in Toronto and specifically how it was developed in the late 1940s to replace a notorious slum, only for it in turn to become a place associated primarily with crime and poverty. Flavio will present his work The Game of Urban Renewal as an in-depth study about how socio-political concerns continue to impact this particular community.

 

Keith Bresnahan

“The Metropolis and Its History”

Keith Bresnahan is Associate Professor at OCAD U, and a historian and theorist of modern architecture and graphic design. His writing and teaching explore the political, social and philosophical contexts of design. For our panel tonight, Keith will discuss the mapping (in) the city, particularly strategies for visualizing urban structures and flows, and the relation between such representations and lived urban experience. Keith will approach this talk from a historical and theoretical point of view, and the manner in which history has impacted today’s conceptions regarding the metropolis and urban spaces. He will emphasize problems concerning experience and representation, immediacy and mediation.

 

 

 



WITHIN/OUT SPACE
DateThursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

Website Location

100 McCaul Street, Room 190

OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
OCAD University orientation and welcome
The Joint Futures conference is inspired by the pressing needs of our profession to become more mature, inclusive & business-minded. We aim to view design holistically through different macro and micro lenses.
OCAD University orientation and welcome
WITHIN/OUT SPACE CADN SYMPOSIUM 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

Engaged in an ongoing process of development, the metropolis constitutes a defining aspect of contemporary society and artistic production. Since the rise of industrialization, conceptualizations of the city have been accompanied by notions of anxiety, progress, consumption, isolation, communication and dislocation. Within/out Space will engage with these varying conceptions and examine the metropolis through the lens of artistic engagement. Conditions and theories associated with urban space remain fertile ground for discussion among artists, critics, curators and theorists. This panel will engage with members of the Toronto artistic community whose work addresses issues raised by the metropolis.

The theme unifying all three presenters is that of the constantly evolving urban landscape and the psycho-geographical boundaries that shape our human psychology and identity.  He will seek to address the question of how is it that we negotiate the realistic conditions of urban life with media representations and popular culture.

"The face of the city changes more quickly, alas! Than the mortal heart."


- Charles Baudelaire

 

Speakers:

Evan Tyler

“Psycho-Geography and Urban Spaces”

Evan Tyler is a multi-media artist working in photography, video, drawing, text and performance. After providing an overview of his Having grown up in a small urban center, his ideals of the metropolis have become seminal to his current explorations. In this presentation, he will explore the theme of our discussion – Within/out Space – through three separate but related fascinating projects he has embarked on.

 

Flavio Trevisan

“The Game of Urban Renewal”

Flavio Trevisan is a visual artist and designer. He will discuss the Regent Park neighbourhood in Toronto and specifically how it was developed in the late 1940s to replace a notorious slum, only for it in turn to become a place associated primarily with crime and poverty. Flavio will present his work The Game of Urban Renewal as an in-depth study about how socio-political concerns continue to impact this particular community.

 

Keith Bresnahan

“The Metropolis and Its History”

Keith Bresnahan is Associate Professor at OCAD U, and a historian and theorist of modern architecture and graphic design. His writing and teaching explore the political, social and philosophical contexts of design. For our panel tonight, Keith will discuss the mapping (in) the city, particularly strategies for visualizing urban structures and flows, and the relation between such representations and lived urban experience. Keith will approach this talk from a historical and theoretical point of view, and the manner in which history has impacted today’s conceptions regarding the metropolis and urban spaces. He will emphasize problems concerning experience and representation, immediacy and mediation.

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Room 190
WITHIN/OUT SPACE
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