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Ryerson Artspace | ‘PUBLIC SPACE’ by Martin Franchi

DocNow Festival Presents:

Martin Franchi

Opening Reception: June 16th, 2016, 6-8pm
Exhibition Run: June 15th – June 26th, 2016 


Are public spaces really designed for public use? Public Space is an exhibition utilizing photography and video that investigates the privately-owned public spaces that have become more prevalent in our urban environment. Are they spaces that invite public use or discourage it?

Martin Franchi spent his formative years in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood and continues to reside there. His wanderings around High Park and Toronto’s surrounding industrial areas developed his curiosity in the altered environment and motivated him to photograph his backyard and beyond.