As Toronto and its surrounding area continues to define its identity as Canada's megalopolis, this panel looks at Asian mobilities as an understudied area of inquiry. Against models of "organic" urbanism such as Jane Jacobs's, panelists Aihwa Ong, Howie Tsui and Dawn Chan look at urban configurations that are temporary by design and driven by mobility. Insofar as immigrants are often posed as the scapegoats of city sustainability debates, the cities imagined by our three speakers challenge the terms of this sustainability and place pressure on the object of preservation.
This program developed and moderated by Christopher K. Ho and Godfre Leung, is part of a larger project they are developing entitled Hong Kong Is a Loaded Term.
This program is presented by The Power Plant in the context of the ongoing Fall 2020 exhibition Howie Tsui: From swelling shadows, we draw our bows, and is supported by The TD Ready Commitment.