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  1. Dec. 3, 2018Gentrification Tax Action (GTA)Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, feugiat nostrum vix an, ne his dicit saepe equidem. Vim et vide aeque iisque, sapientem rationibus

    Gentrification Tax Action (Jane Hutton, Adrian Blackwell, Sameer Farooq, Kika Thorne) included in Now Magazine’s Ten Best Art Shows of 2018

  2. Nov. 27, 2018Exhibition celebrates 40 years in RomeRome show invitation

    The exhibition/reception celebrates the 40th Waterloo Architecture Rome Class and displays the work done this term to the members of the class and guests, in particular students from Italian and American Universities. The Studio this year returned to the central archaeological area exploring the potential to ‘open’ a neglected and apparently forgotten part of this immense green space. The site, on the west side of the Caelian Hill (Celio) overlooks the Colosseum and sits opposite the Palatine.

  3. Nov. 12, 2018Adrian Blackwell and artist Kika Thorne publish an essay on public art addressing the policies of Mike Harris’ Ontario conservative government

    In an essay published in the Canadian Art online edition, “Experiments in Collective Form”, two Toronto artists, Kika Thorne and Adrian Blackwell, reflect on the similarities between Harris’ "common sense revolution” in the 1990s and Doug Ford’s government of today.

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  1. Oct. 22, 2018 to Jan. 13, 2019Master Works 2018: TRACESTraces invitation image, from Marco Chimienti's thesis

    As architecture students we are taught to draw, to distill information into lines concisely and abstractly. We diagram the relations between events and spaces over time. We zoom out. We make abstract to understand the scope of questions we seek to tackle. We find relationships. We highlight them. The aim is to zoom back in when we design, to touch the everyday.

  2. Dec. 17, 2018Thesis Defence: Mengdie Zhang

    Of the thesis entitled: Space Pyramidicone: Structural Simulation and Optimization of A Lightweight Space Structure


    This thesis investigates how to use regular pyramidal and conic expanded module stretched from

    laser cut sheet metal as the basic unit to assemble a space frame structure. This thesis focuses on

    utilizing computational tool to aid the design process and evaluating structural capacity of this

  3. Dec. 21, 2018Thesis Defence: William Pentescoipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Maecenas feugiat consequat diam. Maecenas metus. Vivamus diam purus, cursus.

    Of the thesis entitled: Manufacturing Distinction; Gaining access to Mass Customization in the Production of Architecture


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