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12th annual Guelph Lecture – On Being Canadian

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Presented by The Eramosa Institute

The immense breadth and capacity of the human imagination is greatly manifest in our cities. The density of urban life fosters innovative thinking and creative exploration that is possible through the sharing and remixing of ideas in close proximity. Urbanity, now encompassing 90% of Canadians, accounts for much of the technological proliferation and economic insatiability that paradoxically drives our ‘progress’ and undermines it. The next Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian will start a conversation: How do we live in our urban environments, and how will these transform over the next decades?

On January 9, 2015, on stage at the River Run Centre, we are pleased to present two extraordinary leaders in the building of beautiful, inclusive, and vibrant cities around the world: award-winning architect Brigitte Shim and celebrated author and social scientist, Janice Gross Stein, each of whom has received numerous prestigious awards in their respective fields.

As always, we will be presenting some of Canada’s finest musical and literary talent. The Guelph Lecture is very excited to showcase an intimate, solo performance by 2014 Polaris short list nominee, Basia Bulat. As well, we are equally enthusiastic to bring award winning, Canadian author, Miriam Toews to the stage as our literary guest this year.

For more information visit www.guelphlecture.com

Please remember that everyone requires a ticket to enter the theatre, including children. Infants will not be admitted into the theatre during this performance.

At the request of the presenter, refunds will not be offered for this event.