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PRESENTERS

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

 

 

The introduction of digital tools within current modes of design/fabrication has led to a new breed of digital savvy designers

 

capable of prototyping, evaluating and manufacturing design concepts from ideation to full fabrication. Yet the potential impact

 

of digital tools far exceeds the specificities of process and technique. Its inherent value is derived from its ability to ignite

 

conversation and to reflect and inspire through the interpretation of new processes, new functions and new aesthetics. This

 

methodology has inspired a body of work that is innovative in its material application, computation and fabrication logics, yet it is

 

self-reflexive, drawing inspiration from its milieu and providing a unique response to a complex set of social and contextual inputs.

 

In an era of unchecked globalization and homogenization, each project seeks authenticity in search of craft and individual expression

 

within a digital sensibility.

 

 

The paper explores, through three distinct projects, thematic currents of history and culture, memory and discovery. This is exemplified

 

via Jetée, an expression of context through awareness that aims to reclaim a vandalized and underused public space, giving striking

 

character to the urban space; EmbeddedHistory; a CNC derived, concrete artwork that celebrates the rich history of the Métis nation

 

and the complex relationship of the First Nations people and French European fur traders; and most recently, Insignia; a heritage

 

pavilion currently in development on the historic grounds of Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, offering a visual narrative through

 

history, one that evokes the volume of the original barracks and serves to preserve the memories of the soldiers who offered their lives

 

to their country. Via the tangible process of fabrication and assembly, both off-site and in-situ, each project reveals a narrative or unveils

 

an afflictive yet genuine truth of the inherent social complexities of the human and built environment.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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