Exhibition: “The street belongs to all of us !”
From June 12th to October 2nd, the University of Toronto (Eric Arthur Gallery and Larry Wayne Richards Gallery ) will host a world famous French exhibition. First shown in Paris 2007, this major exhibition on streets throughout the world was organised by the Paris based IVM, Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement (City on the Move). It explores towns of five continents through an audiovisual installation, personal narratives, illustrations and explorations, architectural and urban design projects, and more than a hundred photographs from the archives of big international press agencies.
The rise of urban mobility, the growing demand for public spaces, the increasing diversity of speeds and transport methods create new needs and make relations in the street more difficult and sometimes more confrontational. The exhibition presents multiple experiences and case studies, contradictory viewpoints, as a springboard for ideas about new ways of sharing the street and organising the city. For there is never just one right solution, but rather solutions that match situations, specific local contexts – cultural, environmental, social, economical, political and historical.
June 12 through - October 2, 2008
Eric Arthur Gallery and Larry Wayne Richards Gallery
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape Design
University of Toronto