Canada's architecture schools present a joint lecture series on diversity

Global Perspectives is a live-streamed lecture series on diversity in architecture, presented by the 12 schools of architecture in Canada.

All lectures are open to the public and accessible online. Learn more about the lectures and how to join them.

The schools are taking turns to present two lectures a month starting on the west coast and moving across Canada.

The series consists of a fall 2020 edition and a winter 2021 edition.

The Azrieli School’s lecture will take place January 12 at 6:30 p.m. New York-based designer and urbanist Justin Garrett Moore will share his trans-disciplinary work navigating difference and design in dialogue with Dark Matter University affiliates and Carleton University visiting faculty Curry Hackett and Jennifer Low. Details to come.


Here’s the fall lineup:


September 14: Mariam Kamara (University of British Columbia, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture) (ENDED)

September 23: Panel discussion with Alberto de Salvatierra, Martina Jileckova, Vivian Ton, Wandile Mthiyane, and Craig Wilkins (University of Calgary; School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape. Topic: Equity in Design and Design Education (ENDED)

October 26: Joar Nango,(left) Norwegian-Sámi artist and architect, (Laurentian University, McEwen School of Architecture).

November 10: Syrus Marcus Ware, Toronto artist; Tiffany Lethabo King, Sara Zewde (left) (Studio Zewde, Harvard GSD)


Topic: What is Solidarity? Abolition (Waterloo University, School of Architecture)

November 19: Anupama Kundoo, (left) of Berlin, Germany, and Pune, India. (Ryerson University, Department of Architectural Science)

The Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA) initiated the pan-Canadian series in response to COVID-related restrictions on large gatherings. For instance, the Azrieli School had to cancel its popular Forum Lecture Series this year.