As Waterloo-based artist John Hofstetter told me, “you don’t ‘squeeze in’ Newfoundland.”
A group called Friends of 48 Ontario is pushing to reanimate the 106-year-old structure, which was home to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50 for half a century and is now owned by the City of Kitchener.
The main building at the Woodland Cultural Centre is one of fewer than a dozen former residential schools for Indigenous children left standing in Canada. A campaign called Save the Evidence aims to preserve it as a museum – the first of its kind.
under a fruitless tree, you / consider // the crackle / overhead …
The ambiguity of nets, curtains, veils, drapes—means of concealing that can also reveal—permeates the large-scale works by Barbara Hobot on exhibit at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG).
This installation invites participants to build a styrofoam room inside a shipping container at a former industrial site, taking from a huge pile of styrofoam collected mainly from curbsides over a number of weeks.
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.
Nestled amongst the 1920s homes of a leafy neighbourhood in Hamilton, Hambly House seems to sail past the half-timbering, faux-stone cladding, and steeply pitched roofs of its neighbours.
My review of KPL’s Central Library renovation by LGA received an honourable mention in the Young Critic in Architecture Competition hosted by Maison de l’architecture du Québec.
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…