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.
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.
The Hambly House: Moderne Improvements // Canadian Architect
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.
MAQ Young Critic in Architecture Competition
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.
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,…
Review: Shirin Neshat: Soliloquy // C Magazine
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.
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.
Ghosts of Prisons Past: A Prehistory of the Toronto South Detention Centre // Scapegoat
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.
ACADIA 2014 Design Agency
Editing and layout design for the proceedings of the ACADIA 2014 conference, with Riverside Architectural Press.