PUMICE RAFT #2: TORONTO'S PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY, SPACES, AND PLACES
For thousands of years people have settled on the shores of Lake Ontario in the area we now call Toronto. The landscape of ravines and rivers run through the land like a circulatory system. The architecture came next as a manifestation of the will and desires of those who came to dwell on this land. The indelible mark that these spaces and places leave on creative output is often difficult to measure, but the psychogeographic explorer searches for exactly this. This panel will explore the practice, and tradition, of psychogeography in Toronto to show how this playful urban drifting can not only reveal new layers of the city but also how these layers affects our emotions, behavior, and awareness.
Matt Blackett (Publisher, Spacing Magazine), Catherine Nasmith (President, Architectural Conservancy Ontario), Amy Lavender Harris (Author, Imagining Toronto)
Spacing Magazine Press