This March, the Harbourfront Centre launches a new keystone to exploring current architecture practice in Canada. Through the keystone, the Harbourfront Centre will establish the first public venue in Toronto devoted to presenting exhibitions which challenge, educate and question the prevailing thoughts, ideas and practices informing contemporary architecture. Quarterly exhibitions will present debates, dialogues and challenges between exhibiting firms - with each exhibition constructed specifically to investigate a proposed idea. This space will also be used extensively with visiting school groups and the Urban Studies program in order to relate architectural practice to younger generations.
The first exhibition, entitled Public Space, addresses ideas of public space from 8 March - 20 April. Canada's North Design Studio, gh3 and the Office for Urbanism investigate the complexities of urban design in Toronto through their ideas and practices. Public Space will also feature an essay by internationally known novelist Lewis DeSoto.
This new exhibition space is supported by the Toronto Society of Architects.
For more information, please visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com. The Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto.
Official Website: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Added by cwhardwi on February 25, 2008