As a part of our New Monuments for New Cities initiative with the High Line Joint Art Network, the Bentway has invited High Line research residents and Monument Lab co-founders Ken Lum and Paul Farber to curate a speakers series entitled Theory X.
Together, Monument Lab and the Bentway have posed an open research question: What is your theory of Toronto? We have worked with Lum and Farber to create a list of potential speakers to reflect a widespread critical community. The invited speakers have been asked to respond to this question as it is broken down into four categories: the constitution of Publics, the historical transmission of Legacies, the recognition of Ecologies, and the striving for Belonging. Additionally, besides the speakers, all public attendees will be invited to author and contribute their own responses, which will be collected and shared as a part of this program.