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ROM Speaks: Beyond Our Contemporary World


March 21, 2015
by Canadian Architect

Using contemporary Western life as a point of departure, Douglas Coupland—along with a panel of astute observers of the challenges and conditions of our current world—contemplates the future and what it might hold.

Taking place on Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum, this lively conversation will touch on issues explored in the exhibition Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, presented by the TD Bank Group. Global thinkers will be brought together who are not afraid to take on the 21st-century condition, Canadian cultural identity, the power of language and the pervasive presence of technology in modern life. And, of course, ask what it all means for our future selves.

Moderated by Sara Angel, visual arts journalist and founding director of the Art Canada Institute, the panel discussion features Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer Douglas Coupland; Jessica Allen of CTV’s The Social; Adam Sternberg, novelist and contributing editor at New York magazine and Vulture; and historian, critic and curator Michael J. Prokopow.

A post-event reception features the Toronto launch of the new book by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist: The Age of Earthquakes: A Guidebook to the Extreme Present. The book will be available for sale.

Doors open at 6:30pm followed by the panel discussion at 7:00pm.

This event is co-presented by ROM and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA). For more information, please visit www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/rom-speaks-beyond-our-contemporary-world.


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