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Catherine Bonier

Assistant Professor
    Building:Architecture Building, Room 412
    Department:Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism


    Assistant Professor Catherine Bonier teaches courses in architectural and urban design, research, history, and theory. Her work spans from historical analysis to futuristic design visions, and centres on the shaping of the built environment around water, infrastructure, and competing ideas of health and balance. Bonier earned her professional M.Arch. and her Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in History from Harvard College. Her dissertation addressed historical ideas of equilibrium and inflammation, and their relationship to urban water, landscape, technology, and democracy. She has written on issues of water and theories of urban improvement in both historical and contemporary contexts. Her current research considers cultural histories and conflicting narratives in urban remediation and development projects, with a focus on enabling more inclusive and creative conversations and visualizations. Professor Bonier is co-director and co-founder of the Carleton Urban Research Lab (c-url) with Professor Ozayr Saloojee. C-URL is engaged in collaborative interdisciplinary research, teaching, and design projects centred on the entwined issues of watercities, and equity.