November 6, 2007
by Canadian Architect
Taking place at Ryerson University for one night only tonight, November 6, 2007, the work exhibited is the outcome of a second phase of Peace Route Ramla, an international project initiated by Professor Masha Etkind over two years ago and jointly established by Ryerson University and the City of Ramla (southeast of Tel Aviv) with the goal of revitalizing Historic Ramla (declared a World Heritage Site) in Israel.
The objective of Peace Route Ramla is to develop a common ground for an attitudinal shift toward old and new cultures for critical mutual understanding of the local Jewish and Arab (Christian and Muslim) heritage by the three communities in Ramla and in Israel. It is architecture and conservation as an agent of social change.
Peace Route Ramla 2007 was conducted in Ramla during May 15 June 15, 2007. This past summer, a group of 17 students and three professors from the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University travelled to Israel to participate in the Peace Route Ramla project, and an educational study tour of the north and south of Israel. The participants prepared for this exhibit to be held tonight, November 6th, 2007 at Ryerson University to showcase their architectural proposals for the City of Ramla.
The event takes place from 5:30pm 8:30pm at the Main Atrium of the Ryerson Architecture Building, located at 325 Church Street in Toronto.