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Transnational Exchanges: Canada, US and Italy



Transnational Exchanges: Canada, US and Italy

Transnational Exchanges: Canada, US and Italy

January 31st at 6pm

Italian Cultural Institute

500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450




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Co-authors Michelangelo Sabatino and Rhodri Windsor Liscombe will present their new book, 'Canada: Modern Architectures in History' (Reaktion Books LTD, 2016)


Canada and Italy became nation states within years of each other and nearly a century after the United States. Although these three nations have significantly distinct histories they share some affinities in terms of the deployment of architecture in the service of nation building. 'Canada: Modern Architectures in History' discusses the fundamental role of design in the construction of nation and community, and more especially how evolving approaches to modernity created the Canadian built environment from 1886. In 'Canada: Modern Architectures in History' the authors sought to show how architectural thinking interacted with social policy and political economy, and how its diverse natural setting both affected design and was changed by its practice. This book presentation offers some highlights of the cultural interchanges between Canada, the Americas (Chicago), and Italy during the Twentieth Century.


Michelangelo Sabatino is Professor and Director of the PhD program in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Rhodri Windsor Liscombe is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia.


Canada: Modern Architectures in History
Reaktion Books LTD, 2016
Copies of the book will be available for sale.


Free and open to the public.


Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Entrance : Free