On Space, March 29, 2012

Winters Graduate Salon “On Space” A WIDEN Event— Wine and Cheese — Free, all are welcome! Thursday, March 29th, 5-7 pm Winters College room 021, York University Speakers: Lychee (Lai-Tze) Fan (Communication and Culture), Daniel Guadagnolo (Communication and Culture), Clara Fraser (Urban Planning, Ryerson) Lychee (Lai-Tze) Fan, Communication and Culture In/Visible D.C., Ethnic-Based Ideologies and […]

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On Change, October 4, 2011

CHANGE October 4 2011 “Take Your Right To The City: An Examination of Tempelhof Airport” by Elizabeth Krasner (Architecture) “Computer-aided Drug Development, or ‘How is a laptop like a test tube?’” by Abe Heifets (Computer Science) “A Narrative of the Egyptian Revolution as a Reclamation of Public Space” by Sherif Kinawy (Civil Engineering)

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On Events, October 12, 2011

WIDEN: On Events 4:00–6:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Grad Room, 66 Harbord St., Toronto RSVP on Facebook All are welcome. No advance registration is required. Presentations: “We Have the Ability to Create the Headlines”: Made-for-TV Planning and the Politics of Urban Knowledge Creation David Roberts (Geography) In this paper, I argue that the World Cup […]

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On Shifts and Movement, April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011 Presentations: Ethical Movement and Paralysis Karen Dewart McKewen, Communication Studies Through this WIDEN presentation, I will attempt to briefly outline, and open up a conversation about, the ethical substance and significance of metamodernism. This emerging cultural theory describes the current Western ethos as continually in movement “between a typically modern commitment […]

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On Waste, November 24, 2011

WASTE November 24 2011 “Laneway Housing: Inhabiting Wasted Spaces Within the City” by Utako Tanebe (Architecture) “Waste not, want not: Using CSIA to monitor the remediation of contaminated groundwater” by Calvin Chan (Geology) “The economic consequences and constitutionality of penalties for anti-competitive conduct in Canada’s Competition Act” by Grant Bishop (Law) Moderated by Massey College […]

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On Time, March 16, 2011

WIDEN: On Time 4:00–6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Grad Room at Graduate House, 66 Harbord St. RSVP on Facebook All welcome. No advance registration required.   Presentations:   Novelty and Nostalgia in American Modernist Literature Alexander Eastwood (English) Over the past decade, queer theorists have been preoccupied with articulating theories of time, and the […]

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On “___” and the City, in honour of the then upcoming municipal elections, October 21, 2010

“_____” AND THE CITY (in honour of the then upcoming municipal elections) October 21 2010 RAILI LAKANEN: how community engagement can lead to sustainability (urban planning) SHELLEY LIEBEMBUK: exploring the intercultural themes, performers and audiences of Toronto (drama) UTAKO TANEBE: making the invisible city visible (architecture) The panel discussion was led by Eye Weekly columnist […]

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On Walls, November 9 2009

In commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall: Architectural Meat Hayley Imerman, Architecture Though seemingly elementary and self-evident, the role of the wall in architecture is far from uncontested. The idea of the wall has been the conceptual catalyst for a long lineage of architectural builders and thinkers. From the […]

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On Remembering Violence, March 11 2009

Translating the “Lessons from Latin America” Ana Laura Pauchulo, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education In a North American context public and collective remembrance of the 1976-1983 Argentinean dictatorship is often translated as a consequence of unresolved trauma. Drawing from interviews I conducted in Argentina in 2007 I examine some of the limits of such […]

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