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Waterloo Architecture's 50th Anniversary Lecture Series

The 50th Anniversary Lecture 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?


Conversation 1: Environment and Technology
October 30, 2017, 6:30pm 
"Within a more-than-human world, how can the study of building technology interrogate the appropriateness of technology itself?"
This conversation features Marc Simmons and Kiel Moe.
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Conversation 2: Urbanism and Landscape 
November 13, 2017, 6:30pm 
"As our very notion of the urban rapidly transforms, how can landscape and urbanism support ecology, sociality and equality?"
This conversation features Teresa Gali-Izard and Neeraj Bhatia
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Conversation 3: Cultural History 
January 25, 2018, 6:30pm
"With its legacy of confronting difficult questions, how can cultural history evolve to embrace the complex cultural narratives of our global world?"    
This conversation features Meredith TenHoor and ​Tammy Gaber.
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Exhibition: Waterloo Architecture 50th Anniversary
February 5-April 8, 2018
Please join us on Monday, February 5 at 6:30pm to celebrate the opening of the Waterloo Architecture 50th Anniversary Exhibition


Conversation 4: Design Studio
February 8, 2018, 6:30pm
"How can digital technology qualitatively engage the material and cultural problems of the world?" 
This conversation features Siamak Hariri and Philip Yuan.
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Conversation 5: Visual and Digital Media 
March 1, 2018, 6:30pm
"How can digital technology qualitatively engage the complex material, economic and social realities of the world?"
This conversation features Charles Walker and Theodora Vardouli


Conversation 6: Practice in Education
May 2018, 6:30pm (date TBA)
"In an era of increased specialization and an expanding body of distributed knowledge, how can architectural practice develop integrated approaches to the most pressing problems of our times?"
This conversation features Allan Cain and Gloria Cabral.