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,…
Viewers become mediators, with the series of scenes on each screen flowing not past, but through this audience – asking them to act as witnesses to the visual dialogue.
PROCESS: Thesis in the Making, an exhibition on the highly intensive and individual journeys undertaken by masters students at the…
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.
This year’s Waterloo Architecture student exhibition, FORM + FLUX, will run April 20 to May 16, 2015 at Design at…
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.
We wait over an hour to get into the new prison, lined up with more than a hundred other curious visitors in a queue reminiscent of a well-frequented amusement park.