The School That Never Was

CCA elsewhere, in English, 1 Spadina Crescent, University of Toronto, 20 November, 6:30pm

Joaquim Moreno, curator of the CCA exhibition The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture, will join Mary Lou Lobsinger and John Harwood, Associate Professors at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, to discuss the relationship between mass media, education, and architecture culture.

This event is part of a series of collaborations which explores the convergence of mass media and mass education through the case study of The Open University and, in particular, its course A305, History of Architecture and Design, 1890–1939. By looking at how universities share knowledge today, it becomes clear that there remains great interest in opening up access to knowledge and education and in the deployment of new media environments. Yet the roles that mass media and the university play in the transformation of architecture culture need to be discussed urgently, and in a critical way. How has openness been pursued, institutionalized, and implemented historically—and how should it be? What might be the contemporary form for a “university of the air”? Over the next year, conversations at partner universities will reflect on the contemporary institutional attitudes and agendas of mass education today.

Registration is required for this event. The conversation is a joint initiative of the CCA and the University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

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