Upcoming Events

Nov 20 2017 Lecture /

The School that Never Was

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Mediatheque (Room 200), 1 Spadina Crescent



To celebrate the school’s new home and speculate about how to make best use of it in the coming years, the Faculty is mounting a series of discussions, lectures, and workshops, as well as a symposium. These events will explore the relationship between our workspaces and the pedagogies, research projects, and forms of public outreach in which we engage.

What kind of a pedagogical instrument is a school? What is its scope and reach? How do we conceptualize its relationship to the public? How can a school be a both a place where ideas are cultivated and where they are subject to continuous experimentation? And what implications does this productive tension have for the politics at play in our approach to art, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design? The series will host a rich array of educators, theorists, historians, and practitioners and will culminate in a symposium in the spring that will bring together thinkers who are at the forefront of conceptualizing and designing our schools.

“The School that Never Was” is a joint initiative with the Canadian Centre for Architecture and their exhibition “The University is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture”. It will feature Associate Professor and architectural historian Mary Lou Lobsinger and Joaquim Moreno, guest curator of the exhibition. They will discuss how schools disseminate knowledge and what role mass media play in the transformation of the culture of architecture and design in conversation with Associate Professor John Harwood.

The exhibition will run at the CCA in Montreal from November 15, 2017 – April 1, 2018