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FABRICATING TRUTH

 

 

 

PALLAVI SWARANJALI, Carleton University

 

Forging Architecture: The Contronymic Nature of Architectural Creation in the work of

 

Indian Ar. B.V.Doshi

 

 

 

 

STEVEN BEITES, Laurentian University

 

Context Through Awareness

 

 

 

 

KATIE GRAHAM, Carleton University

 

Architectural Storytelling in Virtual Reality: How VR Can Expand on Architectural Perception

 

 

 

 

TED LANDRUM, University of Manitoba

 

Poetry as Research: Fabricating Architectural Truth

 

 

FABRICATING IN SITU

 

 

 

SCOTT GERALD SHALL, Lawrence Technological University

 

Borrowed Intelligence: Leveraging Industrial Fabrication To Evolve Building Production

 

 

 

 

NAHID AHMADI, Carleton University

 

Asphalt Deserts: Rethinking the Architecture of Surface Parking Lots

 

 

 

 

DIETMAR STRAUB, University of Manitoba

 

A Beautiful Waste of Time: Operating a Snow Academy

 

 

 

 

JENNIFER SMITH, Auburn University

 

INCREMENTAL: Resilience through Disaster-Relief Housing

 

 

 

 

BRYAN HE, University of Manitoba

 

Making of the Hakka Vernacular

 

 

 

SOCIAL FABRICS

 

 

 

VALENTINA DAVILA, McGill University

 

Down the Back Stairs: Servants’ Spaces in Montreal’s Square Mile

 

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE BIRD, Winnipeg

 

Dominion

 

 

 

Dominion is a research/creation project focused on the manufactured prairie, examining through it the modern project to map,

 

mark, and transform the Earth. Such efforts are epitomized by the 19th century subdivision of the prairies by the Dominion Land

 

Survey (DLS) (c. 1878). The grid of the DLS has an intriguing resonance with 21st century systems of mapping and representing

 

the Earth. These too divide the planet's surface into repeating geometric elements — satellite tiles — which are sewn together to

 

produce an ostensibly seamless map.

 

 

Yet both these mapping projects fall short of their goals. Natural features, alternative understandings of occupation and ownership,

 

cycles of river and rain, all disrupt the controlling grid of the DLS. Similarly, our attempts to standardize and commodify the image

 

of the Earth fall prey to glitches and anomalies, failures in the sophisticated systems we have created to manage representation. In

 

Dominion, these accidental byproducts of our contemporary imaging tools are the lens through which we perceive the longer, and

 

ongoing, historical failure of attempts to control the world — of which architecture is often a key tool.

 

 

The paper discusses these ideas with reference to one of the products of Dominion —16 Trajectories (installed at Atmosphere 10);

 

to works by other artists working popular imaging platforms, for example MishkaHenner and Jon Rafman; to writing on the theory

 

of history of technology and media, particularly Bernard Stiegler; and to the implications of these for how we look at architecture,

 

landscape, and regional planning.  The paper will also provide a brief technical overview of 16 Trajectories, outlining the tools used

 

to gather and manipulate imagery and sound, and the choices made in selecting both.

 

 

 

 

 

ELLEN GRIMES, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

History's Future Fabrics: New Models for Historic Ecologies

 

 

 

 

NIKOLE BOUCHARD, University of Wisconsin

 

(H)our House

 

 

 

 

RYAN STEC, Carleton University

 

Making Public Space: Examining Walter Lippmann & John Dewey’s pragmatism as a

 

constructive expansion to the spatial theory of public space

 

MEDIATING FABRICS

 

 

LANCELOT COAR, University of Manitoba

 

Lignes d’erre: Tracing the History and Future of Force Flow in Structures

 

 

 

 

FEDERICO GARCIA LAMMERS & JESSICA GARCIA FRITZ, South Dakota State University

 

Master Building Complex Forms in the Absence of Graphics

 

 

 

 

JOE KALTURNYK, Winnipeg

 

The Temporary and the Intermediate: Strategies for a Better Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo: Landon Lucyk [M2 Architecture]

The 2018 Atmosphere Symposium is co-chaired by: Lisa Landrum and Liane Veness with the support of the Faculty's Cultural Events Committee and the Centre for Architectural Structure and Technology (C.A.S.T.); web design and graphics support by Tali Budman (ED4 Architecture student), and administrative support from Brandy O’Reilly (Faculty of Architecture, Partners Program).

 

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