Housing Multitudes: Reimagining the Landscapes of Suburbia

The University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design have opened a new exhibition called Housing Multitudes: Reimagining the Landscapes of Suburbia.Using Toronto as a laboratory, the exhibition unlocks the DNA of the suburb to create a composite “big picture” of how the urbanism that characterizes many North American cities can be transformed for the greater benefit of all.

The exhibition’s experimental format includes films/animations, vast panoramas and maps, graphic novel-like stories, and models that have all been conceived to challenge received thinking about the suburbs.

The curators  — Richard Sommer and Michael Piper, in collaboration with Faculty colleagues, students and staff — have purposely brought a degree of fiction to studies that have been drawn from real sites and places, as well as their histories.

The goal of this endeavour is to engage a wide array of individuals and communities in reimagining our suburban landscapes and the possibilities these lands represent in order to encourage a future that is more socially engaged, equitable, ecologically resilient and beautiful.

The exhibition will take place at the Architecture and Design Gallery, Daniels Building, on Thursday October, 20 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT.

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