In conjunction with Waterloo Architecture’s 50th Anniversary lecture series and exhibition, several student initiatives will be hosting a lunchtime conversation series at the Design at Riverside gallery.
You may have heard the acknowledgement that the Cambridge School of Architecture building and the main University of Waterloo campus sit within the Haldimand Tract treaty lands and the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Have you considered more deeply how this might affect and be meaningful to your work in architecture?
A group of White People are barbecuing. Music plays on their stereos as they pass burgers around picnic tables. Men drink beer, children play cricket. When the ball rolls down to the nearby lake, a young White Boy chases to catch it. That is when he spots a small power-boat of uniformed Black People approaching […]
Treaty Lands, Global Stories has always operated on the premise that storytelling is a powerful tool through which we can learn. Stories transport us and show us unreachable perspectives. They confront us with realities we have never considered before. Our bias towards storytelling is frankly obvious: the word story is our name, after all!
To change the way we build, we must first change the way we learn to build. Check out the full text of our research paper on designing an inclusive curriculum, initially presented at the SSAC Layered Histories conference in May 2017.
Treaty Lands, Global Stories will be representing Waterloo Architecture with an installation at the OAA MOVE Party on September 15th, and you’re invited! “What Binds Us” is a reminder that we need to make space for stories that are missing.
North America has a Substituted History: we live on a continent where one set of histories and heritage was forcibly substituted for another. The main narrative that drives our culture-making is an import from somewhere else.
Since cultural literacy is one of the key values of this school, we should be leaders, not followers, in the diversity and inclusiveness of our curriculum. Here, Paniz Moayeri speaks about the struggle with her identity as a Muslim Persian, and the importance of seeing one’s cultural history reflected in architectural education.