The Daniels Faculty launches its Winter 2023 Public Program

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto released its Winter 2023 Public Program. 

The program presents a series of free exhibitions, lectures, book talks, panel discussions and symposia. All lectures will be held in the Main Hall of the Daniels Building unless otherwise stated. 

“Our Public Program this semester addresses a range of pertinent issues concerning the natural and built environments, including design and social justice, urbanization and housing, art and media, and ecology and landscape resilience,” says the Daniels Faculty.

February 1, 6:30 p.m. ET 

Designing Black Spaces with Community Accountability  

Featuring Tura Cousins Wilson (Studio of Contemporary Architecture), Jessica Kirk (Wildseed Centre for Art and Activism) and Jessica Hines (Black Urbanism Toronto) 

Moderated by Anne-Marie Armstrong (Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto)

February 7, 12:30 p.m. ET  

Understanding and Predicting the Changing Environment in the Coming Decades 

Featuring Brian Leung (Department of Biology, McGill University)  

Moderated by Patrick James (Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto)

February 9, 6:30 p.m. ET 

Book Launch—Innate Terrain: Canadian Landscape Architecture  

By Alissa North (Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto)

February 14, 6:30 p.m. ET 

Exhibition Opening—Recent Work by Marina Tabassum Architects (MTA)  

Curated by Marina Tabassum, 2022-2023 Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design (Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto)

February 16, 6:30 p.m. ET 

George Baird Lecture: Becoming Frank Gehry  

Featuring Jean-Louis Cohen (The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University) 

Moderated by Jason Nguyen (Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto) 

March 2, 6:30 p.m. ET 

Michael Hough/OALA Visiting Critic in Landscape Architecture Lecture: What Would Cornelia Do? 

Featuring Julie Bargmann (School of Architecture, University of Virginia) 

Moderated by Elise Shelley (Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto)

March 7, 6:30 p.m. ET 

Phyllis Lambert: Observation Is a Constant That Underlies All Approaches 

Featuring Phyllis Lambert (Canadian Centre for Architecture) 

Moderated by Juan Du (Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto)

March 14, 12:30 p.m. ET 

Civic Urbanism Without Borders 

Featuring Jeffery Hou (College of Built Environments, University of Washington)  

In collaboration with the Global Taiwan Studies Initiative at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

March 16, 6:30 p.m. ET 

Exhibition Opening—Antarctic Resolution: Data Democratization and International Stations  

Curated by Giulia Foscari (UNA-UNLESS) and featuring works by International Collaborators  

Opening Talk—From the Polar Labs to Antarctic Resolution 

Featuring Giulia Foscari (UNA-UNLESS) and Juan Du (Polar Lab Hong Kong/Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto)

March 17, 12:30 p.m. ET 

Working Session for the 45th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting 

Featuring International Representatives and Collaborators

March 30, 6:30 p.m. ET 


Featuring Lyndon Neri (Neri&Hu Design and Research Office) 

Moderated by Juan Du (Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto) 

Register in advance and check the calendar for up-to-date details at