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  1. Feb. 10, 2020Philip Beesley featured in CLOT magazine
    Epiphyte Chamber, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2013

    From the Buddhist concept of completeness in Nirvana to James Hilton’s Shangri La, a utopian place of perfection, to the biblical depiction of heaven, to Dante’s aethereal and so on, man has always strived to find the sublime beauty. 

    Philip Beesley describes himself as a sculptor who is dedicated to building prototypes for the future. But I would say he is one of the last dreamers and a maker of sublime worlds – worlds that are right here, on earth, accessible to anyone.  

  2. Feb. 5, 2020Elizabeth English speaks at TEDx Manhattan Beach

    Architect and engineer Dr. Elizabeth English shows how amphibious designs can allow communities to maintain their vibrancy, even in flood zones. Dr. Elizabeth C. English is a pioneer in the emerging field of amphibious architecture. Her current research focuses on developing amphibious foundation systems as a flood risk reduction and climate change adaptation strategy.

  3. Jan. 29, 202055,000 students have visited Professor van Pelt's travelling exhibition "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away."

    Waterloo Architecture's Robert Jan van Pelt's popular Auschwitz exhibition is featured in CNN travel.

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  1. Jan. 11 to Mar. 22, 2020Material Syntax: 3D Printed Masonry Façade Systems
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    Material Syntax: 3D Printed Masonry Façade Systems

  2. Feb. 21 to Mar. 1, 2020Call for Papers
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    The theme of the inaugural Canadian Design Workshop is  Designing Engineering Design Education in Canada. Participation by attendees will be in the form of podium or poster sessions, grouped by theme. Two-page abstracts are due March 1, 2020.

  3. Feb. 25, 2020Documentary Screening 'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch'

    The Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change are pleased to present our inaugural documentary screening of the film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

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