Hands-On Urbanism Exhibit

Exhibit: Hands-On Urbanism: How to Make a Difference
When: January 09 – March 07, 2014
Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON

Hands-On Urbanism is an exhibition of ideas in self-organized urban renewal and development, on display at Urbanspace Gallery. Presented by the Centre for City Ecology and the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Landscape, Architecture and Design and curated by Elke Kransy, a cultural theorist, writer, and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the exhibition explores global histories of bottom-up urban renewal achieved by appropriating land and highlights the potential for citizens to take action in times of urban crisis. Drawing upon diverse examples from cities around the globe, the exhibit provides a historiographic view of citizen-led urban action since the mid-19th Century.

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The exhibition will open with a keynote lecture by its curator, Elke Kransy, and is complimented by a day-long symposium on March 1st, 2014 to explore collaborative approaches to Hands-On Urbanism.