Category Archives: Texts

From Instrument to Evidence: Selections from an archive of assimilation // ARPA Journal

The documentary remnants of these projects, built and unbuilt, locate these building typologies within the colonial agenda: whether carried out on the reserves to displace traditional ways of living on the land, or off the reserves, in the case of residential schools that were intended to indoctrinate children into Euro-Canadian customs.

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Notes on Writing Space // On site Review

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…

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

Negating the idea of pre-existing, fixed space, these artists continue the very personal struggles of survivors by influencing the understanding of the residential schools as continuously present and problematic, and by facilitating processes that create new spaces by disrupting those of the colonial project.

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

During the century and a half leading up to around 1970, over 130 Indian residential schools were scattered throughout the country. The role of architecture in this genocidal system is a crucial, but overlooked aspect of its realization.