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14T - Heirs to Industry in Southwest Liberty Village

25 May 2018 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM



1.0 ConEd Learning Hours

In capitalizing on the drama of gentrification, the press has presumed that artists are the rightful heirs to the architectural remnants of the industrial revolution.  It should be considered, however, that the masses of workers have not disappeared; they have merely transitioned from physical labour to the new blue-collar work of the digital age.  In exploring 2 and 7-15 Fraser Avenue, this tour will unpack the current state of industrial adaptive reuse in Liberty Village and examine the architectural features of these factories.  As a designer at Seifert Architects, the lead consultant on several Fraser Avenue developments, Alex Willms gives special access and insight into the future of this burgeoning corner of Liberty Village.  In addition, Parker Kay applies his theoretical research on the area to provide insight into the communities that reside in it. Hard hats and safety boots required for this tour.

All tours will depart from the MTCC, South Building lobby. Please gather at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.