Carleton University Architecture PhD student, Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon, has been awarded a prestigious Vanier award. This extremely prestigious scholarship valued at $50,000 per year for three years will allow her to do her research in the study of settler colonial spatial practices in the Canadian Arctic as part of her doctoral studies.
Read more about this prestigious award here.
Educated in Fine Arts, Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon begun her doctoral studies in architecture at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism in 2017. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design at Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master’s degree in Architecture at McGill University. Thanks to a grant from the Order of architects of Quebec, she documented cultural landscapes in the community of Kangirtugaapik on Baffin Island, Nunavut. She has worked in Montreal and in Berlin on various architectural projects, as well as industrial design and exhibition design. Her projects and written works examine the issues of settler colonialism, landscape representation and architectural imagination. She is interested in how Western ideas about time and space are encoded in language, philosophy and architectural imagination. Her research looks into the notions of cross-cultural interpretation and deconstructing the colonial imagination that pertains to space.
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