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According to the International Union of Architects, sustainable design "integrates consideration of resource and energy efficiency, healthy buildings and materials, ecologically and socially sensitive land-use and an aesthetic sensitivity.." Architects are increasingly challenged to create truly sustainable buildings, those which go beyond the mere addition of solar panels. Toronto Public... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Arts & Culture
Toronto Public Library has an array of resources on the subject of fashion, including books on fashion and fashion designers, fashion drawing, photography, magazines and more. But a full picture of fashion includes acknowledging the negative aspects of the industry, such as health and safety risks and human rights abuses... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Arts & Culture
Photography has been a vehicle for social justice since its invention in the 19th century. In particular, documentary photography can deepen our awareness of social and economic inequality. During the month of May, Toronto celebrates the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Toronto Public Library has many excellent resources for those interested... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Arts & Culture
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