Windsor is set to join Toronto, Chicago, Barcelona, Beirut and other cities worldwide who host evenings of bite-sized spoken information dubbed Talk20. Presenters are allocated 6 minutes to talk on their chosen subject using no more and no less than 20 slides of their choosing.
Talk20 is not a lecture but a gathering, an open forum for the dissemination of ideas in art, architecture and design. It provides an open stage for artists and designers to informally present their work and ideas to a greater audience. Produced in cities around the world, Talk20 seeks to spark a conversation across ideological, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries. Talk20 is curating a roster of professionals, educators, and students working across the fields of spatial practice including art, media, architecture, urbanism, and landscape. Talk20 has emerged as a live catalogue of contemporary creative production that seeks to instigate a conversation within and without the design community. As an event, Talk20 looks to promote the cross pollination of ideas and work, while becoming a worldwide seismograph of culture.
Organised locally by knitter/artist Jodi Green, the first Windsor edition of Talk20 will take place February 19th at Artcite Inc, beginning at 7:30pm and will feature six or seven speakers’ dissertations on or around the subject of urban life. Orators include; Andrew Foot on architecture, Mita Williams, Broken City Lab‘s Justin Langlois, Scale Down‘s Chris Holt on urban planning, Pina Ciotoli, and Phog owner Tom Lucier on psychogeography initiatives.
“We’re hoping this event won’t be a one-time thing,” says Green, who is already planning Windsor’s second Talk20, themed Biodigital and Analog Bodies. “We’re well on our way to establishing an ongoing series.”
learn more at: www.talk20.org