Exhibition Opening - January 25th - 6:30 pm - 8 pm | Exhibition runs from January 25, 2023, to May 2023
Using Toronto as a laboratory, the study and exhibition Housing Multitudes 2.0: A Bigger Picture for Toronto unlocks the DNA of the suburb to create a “big picture” of how the urbanism that characterizes many North American cities can be transformed for the greater benefit of all.
Simultaneously lyrical and policy-conscious, the exhibition’s experimental format includes films/animations, vast panoramas and maps, graphic novel-like stories, and models that have all been conceived to challenge received thinking about the suburbs. The curators have purposely brought a degree of fiction to studies that have, in fact, been drawn from real sites and places as well as their histories, in order to engage new audiences and open questions about what the suburbs are and can become.
The goal of this endeavour is to engage a wide array of individuals and communities in reimagining our suburban landscapes and the shared possibilities these lands represent in order to empower a future that is more socially engaged, equitable, ecologically balanced and beautiful.
Housing Multitudes 2.0: A Bigger Picture for Toronto was conceived and curated by Michael Piper and Richard Sommer of the Daniels Faculty in collaboration with Faculty colleagues, students and staff.
About The School of Cities
School of Cities leverages urban data and lived experience to improve policy and decision-making, and collaborates with communities to make cities and urban regions more sustainable, prosperous, inclusive and just.
About the World Urban Pavilion
The World Urban Pavilion in Regent Park - Powered by Daniels is a knowledge exchange hub to share best practices, innovation and research in urban development and revitalization from countries around the world.
DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that brings people together to design a more
sustainable, just, and joyful future.
Festival Dates: January 20-29, 2023