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.
Latrope is the un-sung hero of dreams turned to ash. After many years in the building industry attempting to make it big, it is clear that he has had enough: of everything. He is angry at the state of his world but knows not how to change it. His only hope seems to be finding a client who understands what he is trying to achieve. To get Moseley up to task, he ends up taking him on a ramble throughout Toronto.
Leaving his usual professional mask at the door, Latrope sheds light on a stream of challenges his one-man lead practice must face. He paints a dire picture of a profession whose inherited high culture leanings, and sheltered development, have resulted in many misconceptions about its intentions, inner workings, and relevancy. Latrope swears that architecture is essential, and as a hard-headed believer in the superb righteousness of his ways, he attempts to save Moseley’s soul from leading the sinful life sans Architecture.
The examining committee is as follows:
Robert Jan van Pelt, University of Waterloo
Donald McKay, University of Waterloo
Anne Bordeleau, University of Waterloo
The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The Defence Examination will take place:
Monday, February 12, 2018
A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4