George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher
November 8, 2012-February 2, 2013 The Yale School of Architecture Gallery features a comprehensive retrospective of the gifted visionary who also excelled as an architect, urban planner, exhibition designer, corporate image-maker and author.
ABC : MTL--A Self-Portrait of Montreal
November 13, 2012-March 31, 2013 Taking place at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, this exhibition maps contemporary Montreal in a diversity of ways and media, featuring over 90 contributions including photography, music videos, sculptures and installations, drawings, models, workshops, lectures and performances.
The Happy Show
January 8-March 3, 2013 This Design Exchange show in Toronto features the work of internationally renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, as he attempts to increase his happiness via meditation, cognitive therapy, and mood-altering pharmaceuticals.
January 12-February 9, 2013 This exhibition at MKG127 in Toronto features the work of artist Sara Graham, whose focus on the contemporary city has yielded a cross-disciplinary approach that incorporates philosophical, cultural, sociological and architectural criticism of the nature and condition of the city and city life.
Aranzazu Fernandez Rangel lecture
January 16, 2013 Aranzazu Fernandez Rangel of muf architecture/art in London delivers a lecture at 7:00pm at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver.
Witold Rybczynski lecture
January 21, 2013 Witold Rybczynski, Emeritus Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, delivers a lecture at 6:00pm in Room G10 of the Macdonald-Harrington Building at McGill University.
Marlon Blackwell lecture
January 21, 2013 Marlon Blackwell, principal of Marlon Blackwell Architect and department head/professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, delivers a lecture at 6:30pm at the Orpheum Annex in Vancouver.
Toronto Design Offsite Festival
January 21-27, 2013 TO DO brings together a staggering array of makers from a wide range of creative disciplines. Embracing ephemeral installations, practical design interventions, and covetable objects, the festival plays out in venues across the city, from storefronts to galleries to national institutions.
Marimekko, With Love
January 21-April 21, 2013 This exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto is a retrospective look at the Finnish design company’s role in shaping a new aesthetic through printed pattern and textile production.
Bruce Kuwabara lecture
January 22, 2013 Bruce Kuwabara of Toronto’s Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects delivers a Bulthaup lecture at 6:30pm in Room 103 at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.
Smart Cities Summit
January 23-24, 2013 Taking place at the Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto, this event provides attendees with the tools, processes and models required to cultivate “smart” communities and cities along with cutting-edge strategies to strengthen institutional efficiency and assess broader commitments to competitiveness and sustainability.
January 24, 2013 John van Nostrand of planningAlliance in Toronto delivers a lecture at 6:45pm in the Lawrence Cummings Lecture Hall at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge.
Designing for District Energy Systems
January 24, 2013 Urban Ziegler of Natural Resources Canada in Waterloo lectures at 1:00pm in Room 106 at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.
Tatzu Nishi lecture
January 24, 2013 As part of the Urban Field Speakers series at the Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art in Toronto, Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi speaks about his extraordinary site-specific installations that recontextualize and revivify our relationships with public monuments and spaces.
Interior Design Show
January 24-27, 2013 IDS returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and features inspirational exhibits and cutting-edge products along with influential speakers Oki Sato, Jerszy Seymour, Philippe Malouin and Jurgen Mayer H.
Eva Jiricna lecture
January 28, 2013 Part of Carleton University’s Forum Lecture Series, Czech architect Eva Jiricna lectures at 6:00pm at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
Metropolis and Mobile Life
January 31, 2013 This Daniels FORA discussion takes place at 6:30pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto.
Best Practices in City Building
January 31, 2013 Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner at the City of Toronto, delivers a lecture at 6:45pm in the Lawrence Cummings Lecture Hall at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge.
Tom Wiscombe lecture
February 6, 2013 Tom Wiscombe, founder and principal of Tom Wiscombe Design, speaks at 6:00pm at the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary.
Elke Krasny lecture
February 7, 2013 Elke Krasny of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna delivers a midday talk at 1:00pm in Room 106 at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.
February 7-April 14, 2013 This exhibition at the Centre de Design at the Université du Québec à Montreal is based on a recent urban planning research-creation project carried out by the RVTR collective.
Kenneth Frampton lecture
February 8, 2013 Part of Carleton University’s Forum Lecture Series, architect, critic and historian Kenneth Frampton lectures at 6:00pm at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
Patti Smith: Camera Solo
February 9-May 19, 2013 This show at the Art Gallery of Ontario offers a glimpse into the world of legendary musician and artist Patti Smith through an intimate exhibition featuring over 75 works of photography, objects and film.
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