Design at Riverside
7 Melville Street S, Cambridge, ON
From the unrealized promises of modernity to contemplating the notion of home post-migration, the works presented by recent graduate students Daniel Abad and Haneen Dalla-Ali explore a memory unbound to the past. This memory exists in simultaneity, where the past, the present, and the future are seamed to answer the question of what we had, what we have, and what we long for.
Celebrating it’s 10th year in 2019, Master Works is a showcase for exceptional thesis projects by recent Masters of Architecture graduates of Waterloo Architecture. It provides an opportunity to extend the audience for this work beyond academia and for the graduates to plan and execute a dedicated exhibition in a professional gallery.
Daniel Abad is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture Master's program. Daniel's recent work investigates the architecture produced by the Mexican state in the mid-twentieth century, a period defined by national identity, and social reform. He unravels the promises embodied in the built form, and documents their subsequent betrayal. He is a founding co-editor of galt publication, and co-directed the BRIDGE Centre for Architecture and Design, projects that link Cambridge's local and architecture communities. He has practiced with architectural firms in Toronto, Mexico City, Barcelona, and Paris.
Striving to resolve the paradox of home in the diaspora, Haneen's work explores the relationship between the recalling mind and the sensing body. The pieces she creates examine the ways in which the juxtaposition of memories and sensory spatial encounters can explore the hybridized domestic identity of an Iraqi-Canadian, living in the suburbs of Southern Ontario. Having worked at architecture studios in Toronto, and participated in art events in Mississauga, Cambridge, and Kitchener, Haneen's work emerges from the space that lies between architecture and art.
Opening Reception: Remembering What Is To Come
Idea Exchange, Design at Riverside
Monday October 7 6:30 - 8:30 PM