Capacity Building of architectural knowledge, spatial skills, and critical thinking is achieved through education and reflective practice. This ensures an increase in an individual’s capacity for spatial decision making.
Inclusive Practice within the architectural process and pedagogical approach leads to social legitimacy of the individual. Inclusivity is achieved through participation and community building.
Spatial Action, the intended outcome of the spatial empowerment process, is conditional on available empowerment opportunities, the mobilization of resources, and the ability to implement, monitor, and evaluate the process.
The praxis-based thesis research, conducted through literature review and workshop analysis, culminates in a spatial empowerment guidebook. 1-to-1: A Guide to Spatial Empowerment, provides information and ‘lesson plans’ for an individual to increase their spatial capacity, foster inclusive practice, and promote spatial action. All can lead the way to a hands-on, open-ended, inclusive, and empowered spatial reality.
The examining committee is as follows:
Adrian Blackwell, University of Waterloo
Olia Mishchenko, OCAD University
The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The Defence Examination will take place:
Friday May 1, 2015
Architecture Room 2026
A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4