Exhibitions & Programs

Placemaking Week 2016

Worked with a small team at Project for Public Spaces to plan and execute the first ever Placemaking Week, a 1,500-person program in Vancouver, BC, including two conferences, networking events, and many local talks, tours, and creative parties. Sessions focused on the intersection of many global issues—from sustainability to equity, health to innovation—in public space.  → Read More

Roles: Program planning, speaker management, coordination with local partners, general logistics
Event Dates: September 14–17, 2016
Venue: Sheraton Wall Centre (Vancouver, BC)

Building Boston

Worked with staff at the Boston Society of Architects and BSA Foundation to develop a longterm exhibit about architecture, planning and development in Boston. Focused around a city model of Boston, the display infrastructure is designed to grow and change over time, reflecting new buildings, new plans, and new challenges in the city around it. → Read More

Roles: Research, writing, exhibition design, project management, evaluation
Exhibition Dates: May 1, 2015–
Venue: BSA Space (Boston, MA)

Jane’s Walk Providence 2013–15

Served as City Organizer for Providence’s first, second and third Jane’s Walk, a festival of free walking tours led by locals held on the first weekend of May in cities around the world to celebrate the legacy of urban thinker Jane Jacobs.  → Read More

“The fast-moving tour produced numerous ideas for adding extra pleasures to the best walking city in the nation.”
—Historic Jewelry District newsletter, regarding a tour of the proposed CityWalk route by Ron Henderson

“This sort of unconventional, anti-establishment activist’s tour might help slow down all the spinning that Jane Jacobs must be doing in her grave as she watches what’s happening to so many of our cities.”
—David Brussat, architecture critic and walk leader

Roles: Program management, outreach, promotion
Location: Providence, RI

Chicago Model Surround

Worked with curators and communications firm Faust to reimagine the interpretive surround of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s flagship exhibit, a scale model of downtown Chicago, including the prototyping of a new digital kiosk about the making of the model.  → Read More

Roles: Front-end evaluation, research, label writing, wayfinding, prototyping digital interactive
Client: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Project Duration: May 20 – July 31, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL

Your Ontario Place

The rise, fall, and future of Ontario Place, a beloved but rundown modernist icon to be reimagined by 2017.  → Read More

“The original model rendering of Ontario Place is the show’s crown jewel.”
—Ben Kaplan, National Post

Roles: Research, writing, exhibition design, project management
Exhibition Dates: August 2 – September 29, 2012
Venue: Urbanspace Gallery (Toronto, ON)

Toronto: Cinema City

Over a century of Toronto cinema history captured through writing, photography and ephemera. Mounted as part of Images Festival.  → Read More

“My grandfather ran the Orpheum at Bathurst and Queen, so this one had me at hello.”
–Norm Wilner, Now Magazine

“The exhibit makes clear that the effect local cinemas have on communities extends far beyond the movies they show.”
–Kate Fane, BlogTO

“[The exhibit] aims to shift the conversation from the silver screen to the movie theatres that house them.”
–Ian Gormely, Metro News

Roles: Research, writing, exhibition design, project management
Exhibition Dates: March 22 – April 28, 2012
Venue: Urbanspace Gallery (Toronto, ON)

ReVisions: New/Old Ideas for Toronto

Proposals by a group of recent OCADU graduates that re-imagine existing Toronto sites.  → Read More

Roles: Research, writing, exhibition design, project management
Exhibition Dates: August 30 – October 1, 2011
Venue: Urbanspace Gallery (Toronto, ON)

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