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Film makers and architects explore the fundamental connections shared by the two art forms. How does cinema exhibit characteristics of architecture both through the structure of the medium as well as its narratives? How do architects construct spaces that embody narrative possibilities and guides their inhabitants?

With the birth of cinema in the late 19th century we were able to, for the first time, see a representation of our constructed reality, and built architecture, in full motion. Depictions of space and perspective in early cinema charged towards viewers with a startling realism in films such as L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat (The Arrival of the Mail Train). Over the course of the last hundred years, Cinema has evolved into a mature artistic and commercial medium that has developed its own spatial grammar, which in a circular gesture has influenced the design of contemporary architecture. This panel discussion looks to explore this reciprocal relationship between Cinema and Architecture.

Guest Speakers:
James Macgillivray (Partner, LAMAS) and Joseph Clement (Director, Integral Man)

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For thousands of years people have settled on the shores of Lake Ontario in the area we now call Toronto. The landscape of ravines and rivers run through the land like a circulatory system. The architecture came next as a manifestation of the will and desires of those who came to dwell on this land. The indelible mark that these spaces and places leave on creative output is often difficult to measure, but the psychogeographic explorer searches for exactly this. This panel will explore the practice, and tradition, of psychogeography in Toronto to show how this playful urban drifting can not only reveal new layers of the city but also how these layers affects our emotions, behavior, and awareness.

Guest Speakers:
Matt Blackett (Publisher, Spacing Magazine), Catherine Nasmith (President, Architectural Conservancy Ontario), Amy Lavender Harris (Author, Imagining Toronto)

Spacing Magazine Press

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With the establishment of the Canada Council for the Arts Act in 1957, the self organizing artists groups in Canada were able to receive government funding and incorporate as an artist-run centre - a designation that falls under the not-for-profit arts organization model. This government iniative allowed for the establishment of artist-run centres such as A Space(1971), Art Metropole(1974), and Interaccess (1982) - all of which still operate in Toronto today. However, over time the funding models that support the artist-run centre have shifted due to governmental and economic shifts which, in turn, have forced the proprioters of these organizations to innovate the artist-run model. This panel will unpack the conditions that allowed the artist-run centre to initially thrive and how they have had to change the model to reflect the current moment.

Guest Speakers:
Karen Carter (B.A.N.D), Jess Carroll (AC Repair Co.), Veronika Ivanova (Bunker 2), and Manden Murphy (Roberta Pelan), Michael Pace (Art Metropole)

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In tandem with the lived experience of the city, the city-dweller adds to (and is captured by) the ever-growing mosaic of digital images that form the omnipresent digital city all around us. This conversation will bring together Esther Hovers (False Positives, FW: Books) and Melanie Wilmink (Ed. with Solomon Nagler of Sculpting Cinema, Pleasure Dome) to discuss the role of images, surveillance, and embodied cinema in the evolution of urban space. Moderated by Parker Kay.