PechaKucha Presentation

Ideal Toronto

PRESENTED ON JAN 17, 2012
IN TORONTO @ VOL 12

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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Finding the 'Art' in Alberta

BY DAVE DELIBATO
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 03, 2011

According to Dave Delibato, the easier it is to draw a province, the harder it is to live there. 

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Lota, Chile and Toronto

BY PAYAM SHALCHIAN
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 23, 2012

In this presentation by Payam Shalchian and Jamie Black, two alumni from the Institute Without Boundaries, talk about the significance of collective action in reviving urbanized environments. They use Lota, a project in Chile, as a case study, reflecting on the project's outcome in relation to various aspects of Toronto. (in English)

"Presentation of the Day" on January 21, 2013.

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The Design Walkin

BY ZAHRA EBRAHIM
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 14, 2012

The Design Walkin -- a project created by Zahra Ebrahim (ArchiTEXT.inc) and Ken Chong (The Baitshop Inc) -- is a drop-in clinic created to make design and design advice accessible to the general public. ‪(in English)  ‬

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Navigating the Toronto Transit System

BY ILANA BEN-ARI
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 27, 2012

Ilana Ben-Ari is a toy designer and social entrepreneur from Montreal. In this presentation, she shares the challenges she has faced while trying to navigate her way through the TTC (Toronto Transit System). (in English)

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The Hidden Spaces

BY KATHY TOTH
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 11, 2012

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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Public Realm 2.0

BY RICHARD BORBRIDGE
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 14, 2012

Richard Borbridge has an idea, and it involves the complete transformation of publication consultation. He calls it Public Realm 2.0, and describes it in his presentation. (in English)

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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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Transforming our Landscapes and Public Spaces

BY PETER SCHAUDT
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 07, 2010

The ultimate collaborator, Peter Schaudt FASLA (1959-2015) shares before and after images of his poetic and transformational landscapes across North America.  And cannot resist mentioning his beloved Chicago Cubs.

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Architecture and Public Spaces: Our perceptions, context, cultural and social resposibility

BY FAWAD SUHAIL ABBASI
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

Communal spaces are about nurturing change. Public spaces are healthy interventions in the growth of a city, they always benefit arts and culture, they help bring people together to enjoy the city and each other. Fawad Suhail Abbasi talks about the role of architects in public spaces and what a perfect public space looks like.