Join a select gathering of thought leaders, community builders and decision makers at the second installment of our salon dinner series hosted by Christopher Hume, the award-winning urban affairs columnist with The Toronto Star and acclaimed national media commentator.
RETHINKING CULTURAL DESTINATIONS
An Evening of Fine Dining, Friendship and Learning
The event includes an open discussion with Christopher’s guests followed by conversations over a gourmet meal and fine wines.
Urban cultural destinations — gathering places to experience all forms of human creativity — continue to evolve to fulfill the wishes of creators, performers and audiences alike. Destinations that face outward to the community invite broad participation and play a leading role in urban renewal. Openness, spontaneity and interaction are the principles that guide their design and programming. Christopher and guests will share their perspectives on creating cultural destinations that draw inspiration and success from local assets, including the public realm, homegrown artists, nature and underutilized buildings. What ideas and practices can we apply locally to enhance our city’s galleries and performance halls, plazas and streets, and in the spaces between buildings?
October 30 Guests (see bios below)
Bruce Kuwabara, Founding Partner, KPMB Architects
Tim Jones, President and CEO, Artscape (Toronto)
Udo Schliemann, Creative Director, Entro | G+A
Alice Sabourin, Cultural Planner, City of Hamilton
Master of Ceremonies: Louise Dompierre, President and CEO, Art Gallery of Hamilton
TUESDAY OCTOBER 30 at 6:15 PM
GRAND BALLROOM at LIUNA STATION
360 JAMES STREET NORTH, HAMILTON
LIMITED SPACE – REGISTER TODAY
$95 per person or $175 a couple
Includes a gourmet dinner, fine wines and entertainment
RSVP Whitney Simmons at 905-522-1151 x 100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Program details call 905-572-0363
Series Sponsor LIUNA | Strategic Partner Entro | G+A
WATCH HIGHLIGHT VIDEO from PREVIOUS EVENT
Christopher’s Guests on October 30
Born in Hamilton, Bruce Kuwabara is one of Canada’s leading architects. He was the recipient of the RAIC Gold Medal in 2006 and was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012. He has received public and professional acclaim for several projects of national and international significance including Canada’s National Ballet School, the Gardiner Museum, and the Bell Lightbox for the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, and Manitoba Hydro Place in Winnipeg. Current work includes the Athletes’ Village for the 2015 Pan American Games.
Tim Jones is the president and CEO of Artscape, a Toronto-based not for profit that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Under his direction, Artscape has grown from a Toronto-based affordable studio provider to an internationally recognized leader in city-building through the arts. In Toronto, Tim has played a catalytic role in the redevelopment of the Distillery District and galvanized the vision, interest and investment to create Artscape Gibraltar Point and the award-winning Artscape Wychwood Barns.
Udo Schliemann is the principal creative director at Toronto-based Entro G+A, a leading branding and environmental graphic design firm based in Toronto. He focuses on innovative solutions for branded environments, placemaking and identity strategies. He has designed signage programs and interpretative environments for the ROM, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Art Gallery of Ontario, MaRS, Artscape Wychwood Barns, and for the City of Hamilton and Art Gallery of Hamilton. During his early career, in his native Germany, he worked as the studio manager for Stankowski + Duschek. A project highlight includes the corporate identity and wayfinding system for the Frankfurt Trade Centre, one of Europe’s largest trade and exhibition facilities.
Alice Sabourin is a senior project manager for the Love Your City project at the City of Hamilton. She is leading the development of a city-wide cultural planning initiative that includes identifying and mapping cultural resources, engaging citizens and stakeholders in the development of a cultural policy and plan, and embedding a cultural lens into all City of Hamilton business. Alice has an MBA in innovation from McMaster University, and is a certified enterprise architect and marketing research professional. Alice’s previous experience includes positions in the public and private sector in planning and quality management, marketing and marketing research, and total customer experience.