The River is for Washing Carpets Safira Lakhani Contemporary peacebuilding, notably as it is practiced in Afghanistan, consistently fails to address local needs in favour of international priorities for global security. Despite the significant presence of foreign agencies and aid mechanisms in the country, peace in Afghanistan remains elusive. Any semblance of peace achieved is neither durable, nor sustainable, particularly because of […]
Sean Maciel is a graduate student at UWSA. When he's not researching the legacy of desert reclamation and irrigation projects in San Francisco, he's editing BRIDGE. Find him in 3014.
The Library A Social Infrastructure Parisa Kohbodi For many centuries, the mission of the library as a civic institution has been seen as the collection and dissemination of information. Likewise, the library typology continuously responds to the dominant paradigm of information and communications technologies. Following the digital revolution of the late twentieth century, information has […]
Embracing or Not Enclosing Caelin Schneider The simultaneously archaic and hypermodern “archetypal fact” of twenty first century architecture and urbanism will be the enclosure, the wall, the barrier, the gate, the fence, the fortress. -Lieven De Cauter I no longer know what there is behind the wall, I no longer know there is a wall, […]
The Reflexive Urban Fabric The Re-Imagining of Toronto’s Urban Rail Corridor Andrew Cole The thesis The Reflexive Urban Fabric: The Re-imagining of Toronto’s Rail Corridor is concerned with architecture’s role in shaping infrastructural systems into designed composite networks that respond to local, social, and ecological conditions. Infrastructural systems present a dichotomy between the technical and cultural influences that are inseparable from urban planning. […]
Mediations of Shattered Water Environmental Intimacy & the Dissolution of the Self Kate Holbrook-Smith In a time of accelerated environmental degradation, a human-centric approach to engagement has engendered a pervasive cultural passivity towards the environment. This fatalistic detachment amplified by technological advances and, in Canada, the vastness of our landscape demands that we reanimate our […]
BRIDGE is taking a look back at the last year in A Year of Things, an exhibition that frames three terms of student and academic life through artifacts of historic value. We are now taking submissions from anyone and everyone who has produced posters, graphic design, or physical objects (models or otherwise) that represent, in […]
The Other Place: Building a Retreat of One’s Own Brock Benninger How is one to ground themselves in an increasingly virtual and abstract world? The Other Place offers a complimentary environment to daily life. Here one can establish the necessary critical distance from the conditions which define day to day life, and gain the perspective […]
The Stop Gap Foundation, the Cambridge Accessibility Committee, the Cambridge Seniors Woodworking Club, local businesses, and students from the UWaterloo School of Architecture are working together to bring StopGap Ramps to Cambridge, and we need your help with artwork! Storefronts with single steps up from the sidewalk can provide considerable barriers to the elderly, […]
In advance of the BRIDGE Student Art Exhibition on March 10th, we have organized a trip to the open Life Drawing course at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts. $10 gets you in for two hours of life drawing. Meet in the UWSA atrium at 6:15.
Architecture students draw. From initial parti sketches, to illustrative diagrams, to analytical studies, drawing is an important part of our work, and we know it. But the humble doodle rarely gets a moment in the spotlight, and we want to give it a chance. Whether it is sketched between notes in a lecture, during a […]