Location, Location, Location: Capturing The Space Of Surveillance

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In an increasingly globalized and urbanized world, location has become simultaneously, and paradoxically, irrelevant yet critical. In this dynamic series of conversational presentations at InterAccess, curators, artists, and design researchers converge—over catered brunch—to discuss the multiple ways that location, space, and place-making are addressed and disseminated in their practices. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer period.

Capturing the Space of Surveillance
Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 12pm
Department of Unusual Certainties + Scott Sørli
Tickets: https://iasummerbrunch3.eventbrite.ca
Reserve your spot by Thursday, August 6
Coffee by SAM JAMES COFFEE BAR

In an era of dwindling privacy, investigating the spatial and social infrastructures of surveillance has become a central concern for artists, designers and researchers alike. This session brings together the Department of Unusual Certainties (Christopher Pandolfini and Simon Rabyniuk), and Scott Sørli, to discuss the subversive and artistic potential of technologies of control.

Department of Unusual Certainties is a Toronto-based alternative research and design studio working at the interstices of urban design, planning, public art, spatial research and mapping. DoUC operate under the mandate of expanding our conception of what urban design is and what it can achieve. The Department’s work is informed by one guiding philosophy – that the city is the physical manifestation of a long sequence of unusual certainties, each one simultaneously more unusual and yet more certain than its predecessor. The Department publishes, lectures, teaches, and exhibits often. DoUC is currently the Innovator in Residence at the Design Exchange – Canada’s National Design Museum.

Scott Sørli’s trans-disciplinary practice concerns itself with moments when form and matter engage the economic and political forces that produce the city. He is co-founder of convenience, a window gallery that provides an opening for art that engages, experiments, and takes risks with the architectural, urban, and civic realm. He is also chair of Toronto's peace subcommittee of the Nathan Phillips Square Community Advisory Committee. Scott has taught architecture at several institutions, including this past summer in Jakarta, Indonesia; a travelling exhibition on the work of the Inundation research studio followed in the fall of 2014.

Brunch, coffee, and tea will be served!


For more information contact Marissa Neave, Programming Coordinator, at art@interaccess.org or 416-532-0597 x21.
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By: InterAccess