“The Dark Side of Connectivity”
Panel 1 of Discussing Division
The Institute without Boundaries, in collaboration with Arup, would like to invite you to join us at the first of three panel presentations entitled DISCUSSING DIVISION.
Panel 01: On Tuesday March 3rd, THE DARK SIDE OF CONNECTIVITY will examine the current state of urban infrastructure and touch upon the challenges of designing for connectedness and the unforeseen consequences that follow.
Adrian Blackwell– Assistant Professor, School of Architecture University of Waterloo
Matthew Browning– Transportation Consultant, Arup
Denise Pinto– Director, Jane’s Walk
John van Nostrand– Founding Principal, planningAlliance
Moderated by Christopher Pandolfi, IwB
Tuesday, March 3rd
Panel at 7pm, Doors open at 6:30pm
GBC School of Design, Room 108
230 Richmond Street East, Toronto
The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.
Currently in year 02 of a five-year Regional Ecologies project, the Institute has been exploring the concept of division as natural, social, and built boundaries between power and access. This panel discussion, will examine the current state of urban infrastructure. We want to better understand why and how natural and built “connective tissues” such as rivers, bridges, rails etc. become instruments of division.
We will touch upon the challenges of designing for connectedness, and the unforeseen consequences that follow. What steps can we take to ensure our design decisions are the best decisions for the future? Are there ways we can anticipate and measure our design actions? How can we mend the present state of unwanted divide for future generations?