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Void / Body / Breath / Care: Four Conversations on a Changing World Between Canada and Italy - CONVERSATION 4 (CARE)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and an effective vaccine and/or treatment have yet to be found, the world economy is the most fragile it has been in recent memory. Many people who were already marginalized or living precariously are now at high risk of being left behind completely. What does care mean in today’s world? A discussion with architect Simone Sfriso of TAMassociati and The Power Plant Contempory Art Gallery director Gaetane Verna, moderated by Sascha Hastings.

Oct 14, 2020 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Simone Sfriso
Architect | Professor
Born in London UK in 1966, awarded Master Degree 110/110 summa cum laude in Architecture at the University of Architecture of Venice IUAV. From 1999 to 2006 he has collaborated in teaching in the department of ​​Urban Planning of IUAV Venice. Since 2018 he is member of the Cluster for Sustainable Cities - Portsmouth School of Architecture. Since 2020 he is visiting professor at the School of Architecture - University of Portsmouth, adjunct Professor ay the University of Padua and visiting professor at ENSTP Yaoundé Cameroon. He has been appointed Italian Design Ambassador for 2019 by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Gaetane Verna
Director @The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto)
Gaëtane Verna was previously Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Musée d’art de Joliette (2006–12). From 1998 to 2006, she was the curator of the Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, while also teaching in the Art History department of both Bishop’s University and the Université du Québec à Montréal. She holds an International Diploma in Heritage Administration and Conservation from the Institut National du Patrimoine in Paris, France, and received a DEA and a Master’s degree in Art History from the Université Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne. She is the President on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Arts Council. In 2017, she was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) by the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada to spotlight and recognize her significant contribution to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.