Of the thesis entitled: Monsoon Notebook : Exploring Home
This thesis records my rite of passage into architecture by undertaking a journey home, a less traditional interpretation of the Grand Tour. I set off to find meaning at the source, to the place where home and architecture meet, always searching through the lenses of everyday life. I began my trip in Colombo, and soon found myself in a deeply engaging yet rather unplanned series of experiences that helped define my relationship with my homeland. It was only by fully immersing myself within the place that I was able to discover its poetry; the sound, smell and feel of the rain awakened my senses, entering me and guiding me forward in my journey to finding meaning in architecture.
This is my monsoon notebook. It records, presents and re-presents my travels as a means of architectural grounding and self-discovery. My photographs, journal entries and childhood recollections depict a place of architectural learning that is now part of me, in my body and my senses.
Andrew Levitt, University of Waterloo
Robert Jan van Pelt, University of Waterloo
Rick Haldenby, University of Waterloo
Channa Daswatte, Sri Lanka
The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The Defence Examination will take place:
Wednesday April 27, 2016
A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4