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Kathy Toth

in Toronto

The Hidden Spaces

PRESENTED ON SEP 11, 2012
IN TORONTO @ VOL 17

Kathy Toth is an art photographer, and in this presentation she shares a recent photography project about hidden spaces in the city where bridges, drains, and drainage channels become art galleries for graffiti, skate parks for teens. These are all sorts of wonderful things to a small group of people who make creative uses of spaces that are hidden from the common eye.

Presentation of the Day on February 13, 2013.

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From Japanese Graffiti to Drain Spotting

BY REMO CAMEROTA
@ VOL 71 ON MAR 31, 2010

Remo Camerota takes us through his brilliant book on Japanese graffiti, and on to his follow-up release (which wasn't out at the time this presentation was done) on Japanese manhole covers, titled Drain Spotting. Remo currently has a Kickstarter campaign for a new project.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2013. 
 
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Ideal Toronto

BY ROBERT WIGINGTON
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

What is Robert and Christopher's ideal Toronto? Watch this presentation to find out. Both also work with artists to invade public spaces, and run a company called 66 Ideas Incorporated. (in English)

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Military Chaplain

BY ERIN REILY
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Photographer Erin Riley was curious about the role of military chaplains, and so she set out to find the stories behind these people. Her presentation reveals the results of her interviews and photographs. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 8, 2013.

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Architecture in Toronto

BY SHAWN MICALLEF
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 03, 2011

Shawn Micallef analyses the often derided architecture of Toronto, and its mixture of modern and antique buildings, usually adjacent or actually encroaching on one another. He makes the argument that, while traditionally beautiful cities like Paris or Prague may retain a romanticized image, Toronto's lack of boundaries when it comes to maintaining a determined style allows it to experiment and create much livelier streets and sprawls.

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The Hidden Life of Go

BY JONATHAN ENGLANDER
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

To Jonathan Egnlander, Go isn't just a game, it's so much more, and he will use his presentation to convince you of this fact.

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Disposable Landscapes

BY JASON NEVE
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

Vancouver based photographer Jason Neve gives some insight into his project, "Disposable Landscapes," which he uses to document the broken down urban scenes of Vancouver's downtown east side, a den of drugs, prostitutes, and poverty. He looks at the notes left in graffiti and the occasional revelations they can bring, and asks what the ongoing gentrification of the downtown east side will mean in ten years.

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Get Better...Spaces

BY VICTORIA BELL
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Started in 2011 as a group of motivated interns and landscape architects, Sprout’s mandate is to engage local groups in re-imagining their open spaces. Victoria Bell explains that Sprout aims to facilitate community involvement, empower local stakeholders, and create useful dialogue with local landowners, city staff, and councilors, resulting in the improvement of neglected or under-used spaces within our urban fabric. 

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Abandoned Spaces, A Better Tijuana

BY MIGUEL BUENROSTRO
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Miguel Buenrostro talks about his inititive for making Tijuana a better place for locals and tourists. Either by encouring arists and architects to recreate abondoned spaces ("DIY Urabnsim") or documenting the poorer areas to raise awarness, his efforts have contirbuted to the overall well being of Tijuana by transformring it into a cultural hub with a slowly reviving economy. 

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Parklets: Regaining Our Public Spaces

BY ÁREA DE INVESTIGACIÓN DAS
@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

DAS, Investigation Area: Tania Guerrero and Julien Salabelle present their project Parklets, a project developed with the intention of regaining the street from the automobiles, and to expand the potential of public spaces with the help of sustainable mobile installations. (in Spanish)