Research Narratives in Architecture: Architects Against Housing Alienation: Not for sale!

12:40 PM - 1:25 PM
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School of Architecture - Cummings Lecture Theatre

What is architectural research? Unpacking a research project

Seminar 3: AAHA: Not for sale! - Adrian Blackwell and David Fortin
Date: March 6

Description: School of Architecture professors Adrian Blackwell and David Fortin, and members of the Architects Against Housing Alienation (AAHA) organizing committee will share the planning in progress for c\a\n\a\d\a's official representation at the Venice Biennale for Architecture, opening on May 20, 2023– "Not for Sale!"–an architectural campaign that makes demands for de-commodified and deeply affordable approaches to housing across the country.

As a crucial element of the campaign, students will study within the pavilion in Venice doing research and design to deepen, extend and realize its 10 demands.

Fifteen students from Waterloo Architecture will have an opportunity to do their fall 2023 3B term in Venice studying in Venice. The school is actively fundraising to support this student experience. If you have an interest in participating, please attend this seminar to find out more. 

A monthly lunch-hour faculty research seminar
12:40-1:25pm, free pizza provided
Format: 25-minute presentations, followed by a 20 minute Q+A
The purpose of these presentations is look under the hood at a single research project, in order to understand:

  • what the research question is,
  • what research methodologies are used,
  • how a project is funded,
  • who participates in it and how,
  • what the research findings are, and
  • how those findings are disseminated.

The objective of the seminar is to give faculty, students and staff a better sense of the breadth of research undertaken in the school, to demystify the process, and to better understand how to get involved in these projects or to start new ones.