Toronto is brutal; a city of brutalist concrete buildings. As the city begins to redefine itself through its concrete heritage – the fabric of our post-war growth – we look anew at the architecture of our schools, universities, libraries, municipal buildings and mass housing. Come along for an exciting three hour walking photography tour with artist Jessica Thalmann as we discuss the rich history and legacy of these unique brutalist structures, study architectural photography, and walk around photographing each location from Robarts Library, to U of T’s Medical Sciences Building, New City Hall and the Sheraton Centre.
Meeting Place: Robarts Library
Ending Place: Nathan Phillips Square/Sheraton Center
Total Distance: 3.2KM
Google Maps Route: https://goo.gl/maps/iQcFrxB92Ami39H86
Jessica Thalmann is an artist, curator and writer currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University. She has worked at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto International Film Festival, C Magazine, the Art Gallery of York University and Yossi Milo Gallery.
She has shown at various venues in Toronto, Vancouver and New York City including the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Flash Forward 2010, Whippersnapper Gallery, Nuit Blanche, the Artist Project, VIVO Media Arts Center, Aperture Foundation, the International Centre of Photography, Photoville, the Camera Club of New York and Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.