Event Guide: Architecture for Humanity Lecture Series

WHAT: Architecture for Humanity Lecture: Epilogue: Tipping Points and Tangents

WHEN: Monday, November 23 @ 6:30pm

WHERE: Trading Floor, Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street

COST: Pay what you can ($10 suggested donation)

Hosting a series of interactive seminar discussion sessions, Architecture for Humanity Toronto, will be investigating a particular topic that has changed or is changing Toronto: a tipping point, or a topic that is often neglected but is nonetheless an important aspect of Toronto and its future: a tangent.

Honorary speakers that will lead each session (see after break for bios)

Glen Murray:
Former Mayor of Winnipeg & Chair of National Round Table on the Environment & Economy
Born in Montreal, Murray served as city councilor in Winnipeg from 1990 to 1998. He was elected mayor of Winnipeg on October 28, 1998 and successfully reduced the property taxes by 8.4% over his six years in office. He led an administration that cut the cumulative city debt in half and oversaw the restoration of the city’s financial health and three increases in its credit rating. He led a renewal of downtown facilitating partnerships and creating a fund and tax incentives that led to the development of a new downtown college, entertainment and sports centre, inhabited bridge, Hydro corporation and credit union head office towers, waterfront residential district, a downtown library and the gifting of the land and financial assistance for a new national museum in Winnipeg. Murray, who lives in Toronto now, was appointed by Prime Minister Paul Martin as chair of a National Round Table on the Environment and Economy in March 2005.

Sarah Prevette:
RedWire, Sprouter: CEO & Founder
Enabling collaboration and networking between entrepreneurs globally, Sarah is responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy for the company. She leads the design of Sprouter’s service and oversees the development of its core technology and infrastructure. She directs the team with a special focus on delivering exceptional user experiences, continuous innovation, and highly relevant, accountable, and untraditional marketing.

Paul Dowsett:
Sustainable: CEO & Founder
With over than two decades of local & international, institutional, commercial & residential environmentally-sensitive architectural practice, including his own home, Paul Dowsett specializes in the integration of sustainable construction features with small scale projects. Providing sensible, sensitive & sustainable solutions to create and renovate residential home or workspaces, Sustainable -run by Paul Dowsett ¬- has encountered various clients puzzled by green-information overload. Subsequently the organization assists home and business owners in understating of incorporating practical green value to their property.

Research Lab on Urban Landscapes and Architecture (REBAR)
A collective of Ontario College of Art and Design interested students in understanding in Toronto’s urban landscapes through critical art and design interventions, REBAR intensifies and extends the OCAD classroom into critical engagement with the shifting conditions of the contemporary city. Through group discussion and research, exhibitions and installations, participating in design charettes and other special events, REBAR is hoping to encourage and participate in a critical shift in the city of Toronto.