University of Toronto Announces 2011–12 Lecture Series

Left: The Daniels Public Lectures kick off September 27 with “Out of Practice,” by Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects. Right: The Daniels Student Exhibition, Here Be Monsters, runs through November 26.

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto has announced its 2011–12 Public Lecture Series, featuring international experts and visionaries in the fields of architecture, design and sustainable urbanization. Representing the most forward-thinking design firms and research institutions from around the world, each speaker in this year’s series is redefining practice surrounding construction, technology, culture and the city.

These lectures are part of a broader stream of talks, exhibitions and symposia that Daniels has planned for the academic year, and are part of a program being advanced by Dean and Professor of Architecture & Urbanism Richard Sommer to further discourse on how to better design and inhabit the built environment.

All lectures begin at 6:30 pm. They are free and open to the public at 230 College Street, Room 103, University of Toronto.

September 27
Gregg Pasquarelli
SHoP Architects, NYC
Out of Practice

October 11
Elizabeth Meyer
Landscape Architect, Theorist
University of Virginia School of Architecture

November 8
Catherine Mosbach
Landscape Architect, Paris

November 15
Finn Geipel
LIN, Paris

November 22
Didier Faustino
Architect, Artist
Bureau des Mésarchitectures, Paris

January 31
Fernando Romero
FREE, Mexico City

February 7
Jeanne Gang
Studio Gang, Chicago

March 6
David Gissen
Design Theorist
California College of the Arts, San Francisco

March 20
William Morrish
Parsons The New School For Design, NYC

March 27
Hrvoje Njiric
Njiric+ arhitekti, Zagreb

April 2
Liz Diller
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, NYC

For more information on the lecture series, including more detailed information on individual lectures, visit

Here Be Monsters Student Exhibition
September 14 to November 26

And don’t miss Here Be Monsters, an exhibition showcasing the work of Daniels graduate students from the 2010-11 school year. Here Be Monsters examines uncharted territories of architecture, landscape and urban design, opening them up to the explorations and imaginations of the schools’ emerging designers.

The work is on view in the Eric Arthur Gallery, 230 College Street, through November 26. The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 12 to 5 pm. Admission is free.

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