Design at Riverside, Main Gallery - University of Waterloo School of Architecture
7 Melville Street South
Free parking is available in a large lot at the end of Melville Street South and River Street.
Please join the University of Waterloo School of Architecture at the Design at Riverside Gallery for the opening reception of two new master’s theses exhibitions on Thursday, June 23rd. Masks are required in the gallery. All are welcome.
Exhibitions will be open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Masks are required upon entry.
June 20 - July 22, 2022
Design at Riverside, Main Gallery
This exhibition shows the work of Alexander Gontarz, Jessica Hanzelkova, Nathanael Scheffler and Ye Sul E. Cho.
Prototypica_ is a four-person group proposal focused on the themes of digital fabrication, collective making, process-based prototyping, and tactile interaction. The exhibit will centre on a series of physical prototypes pulled from each thesis, with supporting material in the form of drawings, displayed artifacts, interactive activities, and short videos.
The exhibit offers a reflection on prototyping as a means to test, prove, and explore ideas (those three things but not in any particular order). It is a marked alternative to the common mode of working with prototypes, which typically uses them to craft a singular object or refine a production process. Their prototypes are instead a glimpse into several simultaneous thoughts, each one building on the curiosities of the other.
They imagine futures of connection. Human to machine, human to human, and human to material synergies that feed communality, agency based in making, open-source knowledge, and inclusionary design. Unmaking. Redoing. Unlearning. Reimagining. Repairing. Remixing. In times like these, what better way to spend an afternoon? They’ve missed building things together.