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Collaborative 2019: CEx19 Reimagining Architectural Science and the Architecture Building

January 10, 2019 - February 01, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Paul H. Cocker Gallery, 325 Church St.
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Photo credit: Arash Ghafoori

Just a week into 2019, while others are catching up with back-to-school errands, students at Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science (DAS) have already been hard at work exploring the idea of reimagining the program and our school building. The annual four-day collaborative exercise kicked off on January 7th with presentations, pin-ups and critiques with guest architects.

The working theme of this year's collaborative exercise is building social responsibility; to imagine architectural science as a cohesive interplay between design that integrates ecology, culture, and the socio-politics of the institution in which the student body inhabits. Staking an optimistic claim on the future of the built environment in an age of social, political, economic, and ecological uncertainty is precisely what we are preparing ourselves for – individually and collectively.

The resulting creative processes strive to apply questions of global significance at the local scale by shaping the role of our institution and its relationship to society. Students have been challenged to bring their individual experience, expertise, beliefs, and desires to bear on the development of a mosaic of collective visions that will declare a new conceptual frame for living and designing in and for the future.  

This exercise culminates in a celebration and exhibition starting today at 5 p.m. The exhibition will remain on display through to February 1st, 2019 in the Paul Cocker Gallery, located on the main floor of the Architecture Building on the Ryerson University campus at 325 Church Street, Toronto. The gallery is open Monday - Thursday between 9am - 5pm, and Friday 9am - 4:30pm.

You may follow the event on social media: Instagram, external link or Twitter, external link using the hashtag #CollabCEx19.

For further information on the Collaborative Exercise, please contact:

Arthur Wrigglesworth
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Collaborative Exercise 2019
T: 416 979 5000 x 6506