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Theory X with Monument Lab

On June 16, The Bentway hosted Theory X, a speaker series presented with Monument Lab as part of the New Monuments for New Cities initiative with the High Line Network.

Together, Monument Lab and The Bentway posed an open research question: What is your theory of Toronto? The invited speakers were 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.

Each of the speakers were videotaped. Below you will find the videos.

Habon Ali
Youth community advocate

Cheryl Blackman
Director of Museums and Heritage Services, City of Toronto

Mark V. Campbell
Founder, Northside Hip Hop Archive, Assistant Professor, RTA School of Media at Ryerson University

Alex Josephson
Architect and co-founder of PARTISANS

Devyani Saltzman
Director of Public Programming, AGO

Yaw Tony
Founder of Elohim Studio and Life Liveth In Me, LLiM

Quentin VerCetty
Multidisciplinary visual griot (storyteller) and art educator

Amy Wong
Artist and Angry Asian feminist