Category Archives: Texts

The Hambly House: Moderne Improvements

Nestled amongst the 1920s homes of Westdale, a leafy neighbourhood in Hamilton, Ontario, is an outlier with a storied past. Hambly House, whose sweeping white form rounds a street corner not far from the Cootes Paradise wetland, seems to sail past the half-timbering, faux-stone cladding, and steeply pitched roofs of its neighbours. The streamline moderne gem,…

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Notes on Writing Space

The creation of a reader, through writing, is first and foremost the creation of oneself. As I write, I read, then rewrite. This feedback loop constitutes both a generative process and the deciphering of an idea that already seems to exist, but must be uncovered. The pen tentatively taps paper, the cursor blinks, and each…

C New Critics Competition

I’m excited to share that my review of Shirin Neshat’s Soliloquy, exhibited at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery this past winter, is the winner of the 2015 C New Critics Competition. The review will be published in Issue 127 of C Magazine, with the theme of “Poetry.” The issue launch and a poetry reading will be happening Thursday, September 24, 7-9 pm at Erin…

Claiming Remnants: Intergenerational Representations and the Vicarious Pasts of Indian Residential Schools

A similar negotiation emerges between the “testimonial” art of IRS survivors and the work of those portraying residential schools “vicariously,” though it is difficult to draw a hard and fast line between these two modes when considering the intergenerational impacts of the IRS system. […] Negating the idea of pre-existing, fixed space, these artists continue the…

Master of Architecture Thesis: “Don’t Let Fear Take Over”: The Space and Memory of Indian Residential Schools

The Indian Residential School (IRS) system in Canada directly affected 150,000 Indigenous children who were taken to state-sponsored and church-run institutions to separate them from their families and cultures. During the century and a half leading up to around 1970, over 130 IRS were scattered throughout the country. The role of architecture in this genocidal…