VISA 1900 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Allen Lambert, Crystal Cathedral, Medicine Bag

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25 Aug 2016
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Course
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Week 9: Who is in charge of how space is used and experienced?
Richard Hill:
Relationship between artists who settle in impoverished neighbourhoods and gentrification
Indigenous views:
o Cosmology
Divided into layers: middle, sky and under worlds
E.g. medicine bag with panthers on one side and thunderbird on other (sky and
under worlds with medicine (middle) inside)
People divided into: Iroquoian and Algonquian language speakers
oPolitics
E.g. wampum belts
Week 10: David Sasaki
MBA from McMaster, working towards becoming an architect
o13 years to be licensed with a series of exams, can only practice in Ontario
Combination of art and function: it’s hard to build a building with the budgetary constrictions
Is the architecture preventing people from being safe? Allowing people to use the street at
night?
How can Toronto be more loveable?
oSafe, prosperous, dense, active
oParks are where crime happens the most (it’s not monitored) so streets are the safest
Walking Tour
Union Station
oHigh ceiling: 88 feet high
oLooks similar to other large transportation hubs
o1880-1920 inspired by Beaux-Art style buildings
oServiced ¼ million people: busiest in Canada
Allen Lambert Galleria
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