In conjunction with Waterloo Architecture’s 50th Anniversary lecture series and exhibition, several student initiatives will be hosting a lunchtime conversation series at the Design at Riverside gallery.
Following the theme of Questioning the Canon, this conversation series invites alumni and guests to address the overarching question: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen brutalities, what can architectural education do?
Of the thesis entitled: The Sockeye Special: Reimagining the Arbutus Corridor for a Resilient Vancouver
Of the thesis entitled: Post-Oil +15: Designing an “Urban Campus” in Downtown Calgary
Of the thesis entitled: Body, Mind and Existence Shaped by Built Form: The Strategic Creation of Affective Architecture and the Practitioner’s Role
Of the thesis entitled: Henrik Latrope
This is a parody on Albert Camus’ The Fall, and it satirizes Contemporary Architecture’s Dystopic Marginalizations. It takes place one fateful night between a frustrated middle-aged architect, Henrik Latrope, and his fresh off the streets client Moseley.
This conversation is the fourth of 6 conversations. The series will stage conversations around the different areas of the Waterloo Architecture curriculum with one broad ambition: “Questioning the canon: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen brutalities, what can architectural education do?”
This particular conversation will feature Siamak Hariri and Philip Yuan and will consider the following sub-question: "How can design pedagogy address the very real problems of the world while retaining its radical openness and experimentation?”
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for the opening of an exhibition that marks the 50th anniversary of Waterloo Architecture.
Organized by the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, the Building Common Ground Symposium features Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators and scholars, addressing issues of place making, acquisition of embodied knowledge through design and hands-on making, and Indigenous conceptions of space and narrative.
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.