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Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference — Film, Media, and Toronto’s Built Environment

March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Society for Cinema & Media Studies presents a panel discussion on Film, Media, and Toronto’s Built Environment on Wednesday March 14th at 7PM.  The discussion, moderated by Professor Bart Testa, will include the following participants: Jane Corking (Owner and Director of Corking Gallery), Brigitte Shim (Principal, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design), Geoff Pevere (Lecturer, author, broadcaster, and media critic, former film critic, and cultural journalist for the Toronto Star), Luis Jacob (Peruvian-born, Toronto-based artist and curator), Joseph Clement (Landscape architect and filmmaker, director of Integral Man), and Atom Egoyan (Toronto-based, internationally-renowned filmmaker and artist).

From the SCMS 2018 Conference Program (pg 80):

“This panel brings together a group of arts and architecture practitioners, and filmmakers/scholars to discuss the role of film and media in creating and explicating contemporary Toronto’s built environment. The group will emphasize the role of the urban imaginary as mediated by both mass-cultural and avant-garde texts. In keeping with the emphases of the SIGs cosponsoring the event, it will touch on issues of international production, as well as those of media cross-fertilization.

Each participant will present, providing a brief video, a clip from a film, a succession of photographs, or a piece of video installation that they feel is emblematic of their conceptions/understandings of the city. Subsequently, those visual presentations will be used to anchor the discussion of the group. A reception will follow, giving the audience members an opportunity to continue the conversations with the participants.

SPONSORED BY: University of Cincinnati, Niehoff Center for Film and Media Studies; Urbanism/Geography/Architecture Scholarly Interest Group; SCMS; Transmedia Studies Scholarly Interest Group; Transnational Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group; University of Toronto, Innis College; University of Toronto, Cinema Studies Institute

EVENT COORDINATORS: Stanley Corkin, Amy Corbin ”

Register for the 2018 Conference here. 


March 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave.
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