Moments in May 2015, in Toronto, Ontario; Scarborough, Ontario; Markham, Ontario.
Toronto, Ontario; Scarborough, Ontario; Markham, Ontario.
Charcuterie platter served through to the chef's table through a window open to the kitchen. The second dish, following an amuse-bouche of battered oyster mushrooms, followed by salad. Well-paced 3-hour family celebration of RDI's 25th birthday. (Richmond Station, Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario) 20180910
Audience on benches @agotoronto watching screens of #BrianJurgen (1998-2019) Archive of Nike Air Jordan shoeboxes. Shelves are on the side wall, but videos show contents inside of everyday items and source materials. Larger Friendship Centre exhibition of sculptures made from consumer products, and showing of a recut film. Arrived at building just at 6pm, to join teeming crowds queued up for free admission. (Art Gallery of Ontario, Dundas Street, Toronto, Ontario) 20190731
Plenary by Wayne Cornelius on "Constructing Deterrence in the Age of Trump: Restricting Asylum, Separating Families, and Criminalizing Migration". (Portland Urban Architecture Research Lab International Conference, NW Couch Street, Portland, Oregon) 20181027
Hosting @mikewittenstein in the multicultural Toronto experience with Ethiopian dinner, eating with our hands. Restaurant reservation was miscommunicated, manager graciously asked other customers to shift to accommodate our group. Our sons might not remember the time we visited Mike in Atlanta, as they were children en route to Disney World. (Lalibela Cuisine, Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario) 20190615
Critical making @mattratto @kmdi @UofTInfoFaculty emphasizes reflection in producing material objects. Has the difference between critique and its object reduced, asks Horkheimer? Can human beings be brought back into design? (KMDI-Semaphore, Bissell Building, University of Toronto) 20181206