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Fluid Infrastructures Symposium

Fluid Infrastructures // C.URL Winter Symposium 2017

Urban Research LabOttawa is a river city, and Carleton is a campus shaped by the Rideau River and by the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site. To mark the founding of the Carleton Urban Research Lab (c.url), the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism will host a two-day water symposium and workshop. The Fluid Infrastructure symposium, which coincides with Carleton University’s 75th anniversary, will bring together designers, historians, researchers, students, and local experts willing to reimagine the relationship of the university and the city to their defining hydraulic systems.

Please join us in Ottawa for the inaugural symposium of the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism’s new Carleton Urban Research Lab. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Bonier and Ozayr Saloojee at CURL@Carleton.ca for more details.

Fluid Infrastructures is FREE and open to the public. Students are invited to participate in a two-day design research workshop. 

Register HERE!

Keynote Speakers

dilip-da-cunhaDilip Da Cunha

Professor and Architect
Penn Design, Philadelphia
Shristi School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore, India

Ross Altheimer, PLA, FAARross

Landscape Architect
Ten X Ten Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, Minnesota

Maura Rockcastle, PLAMaura Rockcastle

Landscape Architect
Ten X Ten Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, Minnesota

Tracy Metztracy-metz

Writer and Journalist
Director, The John Adams Institute, Amsterdam
2007 Loeb Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design

SCHEDULE (Updated)

DAY 1 – Friday, March 3 (All events are held in the Pit, at the Azrieli School of Architecture + Urbanism at Carleton University, unless otherwise indicated)

09:00   Welcome/ Director Jill Stoner

09:15   Introduction/ Ozayr Saloojee, Catherine Bonier

09:30   Introductory Keynote/ Ross Altheimer & Maura Rockcastle
TenxTen Landscape Architecture & Urbanism (Minneapolis)

10:30   Student Workshop Session 01 (Research Brief)

11:30   Depart for Urban Discovery Tour/Workshop Session 02. We will begin the tour at Victoria Island. Public Transit and/or Car-pooling is recommended to travel to Victoria Island (the start of the tour) and back from the Bytown Museum on the Rideau Locks (the end of the tour).

12:00 GROUND – Introduction / Victoria Island

12:30 Begin walking circuit / Fleet Street Pumping Station, LeBreton Flats

13:00 LAYERS – Riverfront, Prince of Wales Bridge – NCC talk

13:15 Begin student discovery derivé / Self-guided documentation of the area

14:00 RIVER – Meeting Point TBD on site.

14:15 Begin walking path to Parliament Hill

15:00 LOCKS – Meet at the War Memorial in Confederation Plaza

15:15 Bytown Museum / Rideau Canal

16:00  Return to Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism

18:00   Evening Keynote/ Dilip Da Cunha, Penn Design (Philadelphia)

DAY 2 – Saturday, March 4

09:30   Welcome/ Ben Gianni

10:00   Student Workshop Session 03/ Drawing Urban Design Research

16:00   Student Workshop Presentations/ Public Discussion and Reception

17:30   Closing Keynote/ Tracy Metz, Director of the John Adams Institute (Amsterdam)