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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

014: Atom Egoyan, Will Alsop, and honey bees

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Welcome to Season Three of Spacing Radio! Kicking things off this week is Marc Glassman’s interview with critically acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan, who discusses his decision to cast the oft-overlooked Toronto as itself in his latest film, Chloe. Will Alsop, the renowned British architect whose work (including the Ontario College of Art and Design’s Sharp Centre for Design) dots urban landscapes the world over, speaks with Spacing Radio producer Mieke Anderson about the role architecture plays in shaping public space. Next, we visit Montreal where a movement is afoot to reclaim unused advertising space along transit lines and on city streets for the purpose of displaying art. Adam Bemma talks with Manuel Bujold, co-founder of the organization Make Art Public, about the group’s efforts to bring art to the masses in new and unexpected ways. And finally Sarah Bridge visits the Fairmont Royal York Hotel’s rooftop garden where a partnership between the Toronto Beekeepers Co-operative and the hotel’s chefs is producing sweet returns. This week’s music is brought to you by spirited Toronto indie-rockers Boys Who Say No.

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