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Friday, December 22, 2023

Gentrification Tax Action in the News

University of Waterloo School of Architecture Professor Adrian Blackwell recently appeared on Toronto's City News alongside Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust. To discuss a Gentrification Tax proposal developed through a collboartion between Gentrication Tax Action, Parkdale Nighbourhood Land Trust, LGA Architectural PartnersBlackwell Engineers.

The University Tenure & Promotion Committee has awarded Philip Beesley the designation of University Professor.

The University of Waterloo owes much of its international reputation and stature to the quality of its eminent professors. University of Waterloo recognizes exceptional scholarly achievement and international pre-eminence through the designation 'University Professor'. Once appointed, a faculty member retains the designation until retirement.

Iris van Herpen at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, from November 29, 2023 – April 28, 2024 (Photo Credit: Musée des Arts Décoratifs: Metamorphosis dress, by Iris van Herpen and Philip Beesley)

The Koffler Gallery, in partnership with Swiss Architect Manuel Herz and Canadian historian and curator Robert Jan van Pelt, announce the world-premiere exhibition of The Synagogue at Babyn Yar: Turning the Nightmares of Evil into a shared Dream of Good. This international exhibition is brought together with assistance from Canadian architect Douglas Birkenshaw and through architectural photography by celebrated Dutch photographer Iwan Baan.

Monday, January 9, 2023

An Indigenous sense of place

Dr. David Fortin shared that Indigenous design is finally receiving the recognition it deserves.  

Public and private institutions alike are looking for designers to include Indigenous “elements” in the design of buildings and landscapes. But Fortin, a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario, cautions that Indigeneity isn’t an aesthetic.