Of the thesis entitled: Dreaming Space: Exploring the Transformative Power of Immersive Art and Architecture
You are invited to a gathering at the Gardiner Museum this Friday, July 21st, from 5pm to 8pm.
Over the past few months, a group of students worked on the activation of the Front Plaza of the Gardiner Museum. On Friday, as part of the final event at the Museum, their project and the question of public space more generally will be the topic of a panel discussion involving Waterloo students, faculty and graduates.
Of the thesis entitled: 53 North: Tactical Infrastructure in Edmonton
Of the thesis entitled: Monster
451 Manning Avenue, home to an architect and an artist, has generated an adverse reaction within its community. The property is maintained as a testament to the Rao family history in Canada, but most visibly, Villa Rao stands in advocacy of diversity within our built environment. The recently proposed addition is a monstrosity by one hundred and twenty accounts.
The examining committee is as follows:
Of the thesis entitled: The River is for Washing Carpets
Led by Jonathan Friedman of PARTISANS Architects, a team of Waterloo Architecture students will create a site-specific built installation on the Gardiner’s outdoor plaza. Coinciding with Waterloo Architecture’s 50th anniversary, visitors will be invited to embellish colourful benches with mosaic tile as part of a month-long communal art-making activation exploring the scarcity of meaningful public space in Toronto. A series of discussions and activations will engage the public in this ongoing dialogue throughout the month of July.
An examination of the chilling role architecture played in constructing Auschwitz.
The Evidence Room is a powerful installation which reconstructs key objects used in the forensic analysis of the architecture of Auschwitz. Historian Robert Jan van Pelt introduced the objects as evidence in a court case to demonstrate that Auschwitz was purposefully designed as a death camp.