Emerging technologies challenge conventional approaches to the design of contemporary urban public space, both with regard to location and to organisational composition. With the arrival of compact, mobile and real-time wireless connection, entirely new methods and circumstances for communication have developed. The “immaterial” soft systems of physical and digital space are investigated for their potential to become enriched by nascent social and technological conditions. The thesis applies this research as a tool for the re-envisioning of Toronto’s Dundas Square. In its design, the capacity for an embedded, public, and adaptive architectural system to expose the liminal, “invisible” relations that affect the collective environment is explored.
The examining committee is as follows:
Philip Beesley, University of Waterloo
Rick Haldenby, University of Waterloo
Andrew Levitt, University of Waterloo
Simone Ferracina, Project Architect Richard Meier & Partners
The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The Defence Examination will take place:
Friday January 16, 2015
Architecture Main Lecture Theatre
A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4