Twenty + Change offers two seminars at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada

Twenty + Change, the exhibition of emerging Canadian design practices, is offering two seminars at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada 2009, taking place at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. Details of the seminars follow:


Twenty + Change: 2009 Canadian Design Practices

Thursday, September 24 from 11:30am to 1:30pm


Twenty + Change presents a fast-paced lecture series featuring the work of 15 young firms included in the 2009 Twenty + Change exhibition of emerging Canadian design practices. These designers are producing work that address issues of sustainability, question how we occupy the urban realm, propose new models for collective living addressing urban density and renewal, explore the future direction of self-initiated commissions and the potential of designers to impact and enhance public space, and finally, to propose new models of practice. Twenty + Change’s mandate is to disseminate the work of emerging designers practicing in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.


Participants include:

Javier Campos, Campos Leckie, Vancouver
Mason White, Lateral Office, Toronto
Trevor McIvor, Altius Architecture Inc., Toronto
Heather Dubbeldam, Dubbeldam Design Architects, Toronto
Valerie Gow and Phillip Hastings, Gow Hastings Architects, Toronto
Francis Lapointe, LaPointe Architects, Toronto
Marko Simcic, Marko Simcic Architect, Vancouver
Marc-Andre Plasse, _naturehumaine architecture design, Montreal
Paul Raff, Paul Raff Studio, Toronto
Geoffrey Thun, RVTR, Toronto
Eduardo Aquino and Karen Shanski, spmb_projects, Winnipeg
Susan Fitzerald, Susan Fitzgerald Architecture, Halifax
Stephen Kopp and Monica Adair, The Acre Collective, Saint John
Peeroj Thakre, Urban Republic Arts Society, Vancouver

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Twenty + Change: Emerging Models of Practice
Thursday, September 24 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

A moderated panel of four emerging Canadian architects included in the 2009 Twenty + Change exhibition explore the changing role of the architect in society. These young firms are finding different methods to address and extend the impact of architecture through their practices, including a project management approach to projects, an education and design research practice, the creation of self-initiated commissions to extend the architect’s potential to impact and enhance public space, and a more conventional service-based practice. Emerging architects from Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto compare notes on opportunities and challenges facing their growing practices.

Heather Dubbeldam of Dubbeldam Design Architects of Toronto moderates the panel, which includes Trevor McIvor of Altius Architecture in Toronto, Marc-Andre Plasse of _naturehumaine architecture + design in Montreal, Peeroj Thakre of PH5 Architecture/Urban Republic Arts Society in Vancouver, and Mason White of Lateral Office in Toronto.

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