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Adrian Blackwell
Adrian Blackwell is an artist, designer and urban theorist whose work focuses on the relation between physical spaces, and political/economic forces. He has exhibited work at artist-run-centers and public institutions across Canada, in the 2005 Shenzhen Biennale, the 2011 Chengdu Biennale and at London’s Architectural Association. He was a collaborator on the winning entry for Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square International Design Competition. He has curated exhibitions, including Detours: Tactical Approaches to Urbanization in China, organized symposia, and writes regularly about the intersections of art, architecture and urbanism. His current research focuses on urbanization in contemporary China, the paradox of public space and the disappearance of public housing in North America. He was a member of Toronto’s Anarchist Free School and The Toronto School of Creativity and Inquiry. He has taught architecture and urbanism at Chongqing, Michigan, Harvard and Toronto Universities and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Waterloo.

Seth Denizen
Seth Denizen is a designer and researcher trained in landscape architecture and evolutionary biology. Since completing research on the sexual behavior of small Trinidadian fish, his work has focused on the aesthetics of scientific representation, madness and public parks, the political ecology of desertification, and most recently the design of taxonomies for the mapping and historical analysis of urban soil. He currently lives in Hong Kong, where he teaches in the Division of Landscape Architecture at Hong Kong University.

Elise Hunchuck
Elise Hunchuck is a researcher and designer with degrees in landscape architecture, philosophy, and geography whose work focuses on bringing together fieldwork and design through collaborative practices of observation, care, and coordination. Facilitating multidisciplinary exchanges between teaching and representational methods as a way to further develop landscape-oriented research methodologies at the urban scale, her research develops cartographic, photographic, and text-based practices to explore and communicate the agency of disasters through the continual configuring and reconfiguring of infrastructures of risk, including memorials, monuments, and coastal defense structures. A University Olmsted Scholar and an assistant research fellow with the Landscape Architecture Foundation, Elise has also taught representational history and methods at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto.

Marcin Kedzior
In 2011 Marcin co-founded the experimental pedagogical initiative SITUATE | DESIGN | BUILD which has completed numerous public space projects. He is a full-time professor at Humber College and occasionally teaches at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the anti-commercial city, improvised urbanism, urban marginalia, interior public space, community workshops, and literary constructions of the city.

Christie Pearson
Toronto-based artist, writer and architect Christie Pearson works in collaboration to produce interdisciplinary events, performances and installations which amplify our bodies’ relation to our natural and constructed environments. Research on global bathing traditions fuels her work. She is a co-founder of the WADE festival of installation and performance art ; produces sound events in bathing environments with Thewaves; and is a member of the performance collective Urbanvessel. Christie has a Masters in Architecture from Cornell University; she is currently teaching Architectures and Cultures of Bathing, making architecture, writing, and taking baths.

Previous Board Members
Jane Wolff, Etienne Turpin, Adam Bobbette, Chris Lee, Nasrin Himada, Manar Moursi, Jane Hutton, Irmgard Emmelhainz