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Alex Josephson in conversation with Shawn Micallef > JUNE 23

Type Books is excited to announce the launch for architecture critic and historian Hans Ibelings and Alex Josephson of PARTISANS new book, Rise & Sprawl: The Condominiumization of Toronto. This title investigates the emergence of a new pressure-cooked architectural vernacular and posits alternative ways of tackling design and development processes to ensure better architectural outcomes.

To celebrate, we will be hosting a conversation between Alex Josephson and Shawn Micallef.

Alex Josephson cofounded PARTISANS in 2012 after studying architecture at the University of Waterloo, the University of Rome, and the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA). PARTISANS is comprised of architects, designers, thinkers, and cultural enthusiasts whose work across all scales is rooted in deliberate acts of craftsmanship and storytelling. The only Canadian to have ever received the New York Prize Fellowship at the Van Alen Institute, Alex was named 2016 Best Emerging Designer by Canada’s Design Exchange. He currently lectures at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture.    

Hans Ibelings is a Dutch architectural historian based in Montreal. He is the editor and publisher ofThe Architecture Observer and teaches at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Before moving to Canada in 2012 he was the editor and publisher of A10 new European architecture, a magazine he cofounded in 2004 with graphic designer Arjan Groot. Ibelings is the author of several books, including Supermodernism: Architecture in the Age of Globalization and European Architecture Since 1890.

Shawn Micallef has created a career around thinking about cities and culture. He's an urban columnist at Canada's largest newspaper, The Toronto Star, and an editor and co-owner of Spacing—the independent, national, Jane Jacobs Prize-winning magazine dedicated to looking at what makes Canadian cities work. Micallef's books, Stroll—now in its fifth printing—and Full Frontal TO, look at the city from the inside out from an urban flâneur's perspective. His newest book, The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure, is a provocative examination of social status, leisure, and work, and a profound call to reset our class consciousness.

Type Books, 883 Queen Street West

Thursday June 23, 2016 > 7pm-9pm