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Faces of Israel at Expo 67

Sustainable Israel

The symposium took place on May 23 & 24, 2017

The program brought together members of the community with scholars from Canada, Israel and Europe.  The event was held at the Samuel Bronfman Building (1590 Docteur Penfield), Sir George Williams Campus. 

Most of our symposium was filmed for public viewing and is now available on the Institute YouTube channel.  If there is a specific speaker you are in terested in watching, see below if they were filmed:

Opening Remarks by Dr. Csaba Nikolenyi, Dr. Jason Camlot, and Ziv Nevo Kulman

A Tale of Two Pavilions: Jewish Participation in Expo 67 with Dr. Harold Troper

Expo 67 in the Israeli and the Jewish Press with Dr. Csaba Nikolenyi

1967: Cells, Clusters, Systems with Dr. Inderbir Singh Riar

On Unfamiliar Ground: Habitat 67 as Representation, Home and Myth with Dr. Irena Murray

Photographic Boxes - Art Installations: A Study of the Role in the Israel Pavilion at Expo 67 with Tal-Or Ben-Choreen

Via Cyprus: Naftali Bezem's Art Workshop for Shoah Refugees with Dr. Carol Zemel

The Israeli Visual Narrative of Nationhood at World Fairs with Dr. Loren Lerner

The Israel Expo 67 Hostesses - the Spirit of the Pavilion with Kaya Deckelbaum and Sara Riesman

Introductory remarks for the 1 of 13 exhibit with Alyssa Hauer


1 of 13 in '67: Memories of a Hostess at the Israel Pavilion from the Archive of Sara Riesman

(curator: Alyssa Hauer)

The opening of this exhibition was at the symposium and then remained open until July 3rd.  See selections from this exhibition in this video.

Israel on Display: Expo 67

(curator: Dr. Eran Neuman)

The David J. Azrieli Central Archives and Israeli Research Center for Architecture at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art presented an exhibition about the architectural and thematic history of the Israel Pavilion at the Universal and International Exhibition held in Montreal in 1967.  The exhibition was presented as a PowerPoint presentation at the symposium in this video.


A publication of several papers that were presented at lthe “Faces of Israel at EXPO ’67” conference are in the Canadian Jewish Studies journal.

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