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Creative Conversations: City Building and Democratic Design with GTA21 artists Tom Chung and Common Accounts, moderated by Bruno Weber of KPMB

Thursday, March 3, 2022
 | 11:30 am

 | Online

 | Free

Join GTA21 artists Tom Chung, Igor Bragado and Miles Gertler (Common Accounts) and architect Bruno Weber (KPMB) for a virtual conversation on city building and democratic design. This conversation will build on themes present in the artists’ works that were included in the GTA21 exhibition, touching on how local infrastructure can shape design practices, how manufacturing and production are considered in relation to a city, and under-acknowledged tools for city-building that bridge the digital and the physical. The talk is programmed to coincide with the DesignTO 2022 Festival, which confronts urban sustainability, and the meaning of community.

 

Biographies

Common Accounts is a design studio led by Igor Bragado and Miles Gertler. Trained in architecture but working fluidly between art and design, Bragado and Gertler approach urban spaces by examining the construction of the self, via social media, plastic surgery, fitness and cosmetics. More on Common Accounts’ work within GTA21 can be found here.

Tom Chung is an independent industrial designer who established his eponymous studio in Toronto in 2016. Chung’s studio designs furniture and fixtures for domestic, institutional, and public settings. More on Chung’s work within GTA21 can be found here.

Bruno Weber, a partner at KPMB Architects, joined the firm in 2000 and has worked on major projects that have transformed major urban precincts across Canada and the U.S. Through his work, Bruno has helped KPMB create architecture that unites diverse groups around shared goals. His commitment to the intersection of socio-economic justice and design has led to meaningful collaborations with diverse groups and clients, including Indigenous leaders and communities in Hamilton and Northern Ontario, Canada.

Common Accounts (Igor Bragado and Miles Gertler), Parade of All the Feels, 2021. Wood, plexiglass, paint, miniature screens, electrical cords. Installation view, MOCA Toronto 2021-2022. Photos by Toni Hafkenscheid.

Venue Information

Online | Zoom

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