Brutalist Toronto: The Walking Tour
Wed Aug 30 2023
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Installation view of Jen Aitken's The Same Thing Looks Different, The Power Plant, 2023. Photo by Henry Chan.
On Wednesday, August 30, we invite visitors to join Brutalist Toronto: The Walking Tour, a fun and engaging tour led by award-winning architect Alex Josephson! Together we will start with the tour of Jen Aitken's exhibition The Same Thing Looks Different, and after, take off for a walk from The Power Plant building to St Andrew Station. Josephson will draw connections between the brutalist architecture of Toronto's landscape and the geometric forms of Aitken's concrete statues.
Courtesy Alex Josephson
Born in Toronto, Canada, Alex Josephson studied architecture at the University of Waterloo and in Rome. He co-founded PARTISANS in 2012 after dropping out of the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA). Alex is the only Canadian to have received the New York Prize Fellowship at the Van Alen Institute, he was named 2015 Best Emerging Designer by Canada’s Design Exchange. He currently lectures at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture. Alex is a registered architect in Ontario.