PIA explores how art activates communities
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St.
Can artists change the way a city works?
After exploring the role of art in the public realm, Partners in Art begins its next deep dive into how art and artists can activate communities, the environment, policy-making, city-building and more. The launch of Art Activates begins with the public forum HOME is TORONTO. The panel includes artists, arts workers, and creative industry leaders who will bring their perspectives on one of the most pressing issues facing the city today: housing.
Marc Mayer, Strategic Advisor, MOCA Toronto
Emelie Chhangur, Interim Director/Curator, Art Gallery of York University
Mazyar Mortazavi, President and CEO, TAS Design and Build
Charles Stankievich Director of Visual Studies, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto
Naty Tremblay, Multimedia Artist and Educator
- How other municipalities have employed artists to explore city issues?
- What if artists had conversations with developers and policymakers, planners and politicians?
- Is Toronto ready for creative problem solving? What would the impact be on city building initiatives and planning?
6:30 – 7:00 Doors open, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres
7:00 – 7:10 Opening remarks from Partners in Art
7:10 – 8:30 Presentation, discussion and Q + A
8:30 – 9:30 Reception with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres
Photo used in PIA logo by Patrick Rohe. Creative Commons Public License