Master of Architecture student Amal Dirie will receive a Certificate of High Merit for her essay, focusing on the temporary dwellings built by nomadic people in Somalia. Headshot and essay available in the drop box link below.
The City of Kitchener invites artists/artist teams to submit proposals for a one-stage competition to provide a site-specific work of public art that combines an artistic vision with functionality for an outdoor seating installation at the Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre, Kitchener, Ontario. The competition is open to all emerging and established artists/teams residing in Canada. Each artist(s)/team is limited to one entry.
A team of architects and activists are gearing up to pitch what they envision as a new type of public housing, in the heart of one of Toronto’s poorest neighbourhoods, but first they need the city to agree to expropriate the land.
As Ontario deals with the fallout of another year of heavy spring flooding, many are wondering how the province can avoid a future of the dreaded cycle of flood, rebuild, repeat. For Elizabeth English, associate professor of architecture at the University of Waterloo, it's all about learning to live with water. She is founder and director of the Buoyant Foundation Project which designs and builds houses that float rather than flood. She joins Nam Kiwanuka to discuss her work.