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Housing Multitudes 2.0: A Bigger Picture for Toronto

Using Toronto as a laboratory, the study and exhibition Housing Multitudes 2.0: A Bigger Picture for Toronto unlocks the DNA of the suburb to create a “big picture” of how the urbanism that characterizes many North American cities can be transformed for the greater benefit of all.

Simultaneously lyrical and policy-conscious, the exhibition’s experimental format includes films/animations, vast panoramas and maps, graphic novel-like stories, and models that have all been conceived to challenge received thinking about the suburbs. The curators have purposely brought a degree of fiction to studies that have, in fact, been drawn from real sites and places as well as their histories, in order to engage new audiences and open questions about what the suburbs are and can become.

The goal of this endeavour is to engage a wide array of individuals and communities in reimagining our suburban landscapes and the shared possibilities these lands represent in order to empower a future that is more socially engaged, equitable, ecologically balanced and beautiful.

Housing Multitudes 2.0: A Bigger Picture for Toronto was conceived and curated by Michael Piper and Richard Sommer of the Daniels Faculty in collaboration with Faculty colleagues, students and staff.

Exhibition Opening – January 25th – 6:30 pm – 8 pm | Exhibition runs from January 25, 2023 to May 2023