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  1. July 25, 2021Philip Beesley featured in Beyond the Bulletin
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    Philip Beesley was an interview guest on the Beyond the Bulletin podcast last week, discussing the Grove installation at the Venice Biennale. The new episode is live now (Philip's interview begins at 7:50).

  2. July 21, 2021Work in progress from Waterloo Architecture’s Living Architecture Systems Group
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    Emancipation Seed is a short film set in the haunted sites of Toronto’s colonial slave-owning past. A young boy is transported into an alternate reality where he learns his ancestral stories of Black love, anguish and pride. He is aided and guided on his journey by an elder spirit Moko Jumbie.

  3. July 18, 2021Philip Beesley and Sascha Hastings interview in STIRworld
    An undulating canopy hovers above a projection pool enclosed by a forest of speaker columns

    Spearheaded by Philip Beesley and curated by Sasha Hastings, the sensorial installation Grove at the Venice Architecture Biennale explores constant metamorphosis of our environment.

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  1. July 14 to Sep. 15, 2021Exhibition: Material Syntax: 3D Printed Masonry Façade Systems
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    Working with a state-of-the-art large-volume clay extrusion 3D printer, Assistant Professor David Correa’s students set out to explore how this highly used building material can be re-envisioned for the future. This fabrication tool allows for an unprecedented level of design freedom when compared with conventional brick-making methods, while still engaging the material properties and characteristics of traditional clay. The exhibition includes 3 different project types: Student Investigation, Graduate Thesis Research, and a Research Partnership Commission.

  2. Aug. 5, 2021Thesis Defence: Caitlin Jakusz Paridy
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    Of the thesis entitled: 

    Learning from Manoomin: Restor(y)ing relationships between Anishinaabeg, settlers, and more-than-human beings in the Great Lakes Basin



  3. Aug. 5, 2021Thesis Defence: Celia He
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    Of the thesis entitled: 
     
    Rendering as Critical Reflection: On the visual production of architecture in China and the West



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