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WEEKLY EMAIL: FEBRUARY 01, 2012


Hospitality Begins at Home

FEATURED THIS WEEK : DEBORAH GANS

Hospitality Begins at Home

In our era of heightened terrorist threat and political and economic struggle, the passage across national borders has become ever more fraught. Deborah Gans visits a digital exhibit by artist Maya Zack, on the theme of Jewish life in prewar Berlin, and travels to the In-House Festival in Jerusalem, which evoked the salon culture created there by European emigres. The experiences inspire her to probe the spatial and political dimensions of journeying from one's homeland, a space of family and citizenship, to a foreign land, where one is a stranger, perhaps a refugee.
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

George Baird: A Question of Influence

The University of Toronto hosts a symposium celebrating the ideas and projects of George Baird on March 9 and 10, featuring a keynote discussion between George Baird and Kenneth Frampton. A parallel exhibition on Baird's early works opens February 2.
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MICHAEL LUNDGREN, AARON ROTHMAN & JOSH WALLAERT

If There Be Such Space

Photographers Michael Lundgren and Aaron Rothman share an interest in the perception and representation of natural landscapes, and they have ventured together and separately to some of the same places in the American Southwest. Yet their voices are clearly distinct. This slideshow, drawn from a collaborative exhibition at the University of Virginia, explores the convergence and divergence of two artists working independently to measure the space between the self and world.
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AUSTIN TROY

Thirsty City

The urbanization of the American West is the result of diverse factors, including global industries, transport infrastructure and sunny weather. But in this arid region one factor above all has empowered the growth of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson — the importation of water. Environmental scientist Austin Troy assesses the massive infrastructure needed to move water long distances — and the massive quantities of energy that make it possible to take a shower in Southern California.
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ILA BERMAN & MONA EL KHAFIF

Design, Research, Impact: URBANlab at CCA

As part of our occasional series on university design centers, we are pleased to profile URBANlab at the California College of the Arts. Led by CCA faculty members Ila Berman and Mona El Khafif, URBANlab works to build frameworks for collaboration on the social and environmental challenges confronting cities in the Bay Area and beyond. The goal, says Berman, is "project-based design research that furthers academic knowledge and has a direct effect on the realities it investigates."
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Reclaiming the Ruin


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