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Exhibition: New Faculty in Practice

October 08, 2020
6:30 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
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Didn't get a chance to see William Galloway and Carlo Parente's new exhibition back in March at Paul H. Cocker Gallery? We are excited to present the show as a 360 virtual tour, going live on, external link this upcoming Thursday, October 8th.

New faculty members William Galloway and Carlo Parente are exhibiting their recent projects, entitled Tokyo Stories and Projects online.

The introduction of new faculty members to any academic program is always an exciting occasion, a moment of rejuvenation, a turning in the orientation of the programs (even if subtle), and an indication of a previously unseen future.

New Faculty in Practice is intended to provide a glimpse for the broad community of Architectural Science at Ryerson University of the new future we have set in motion by welcoming two new faculty members to our Department. Carlo Parente and Will Galloway both bring extensive experience to Ryerson, both as educators and as architects. Parente, an alumnus of the Ryerson BArchSc. program, has returned to Toronto after spending most of his career to date in Chicago, teaching at IIT and developing a practice based on a concern for the materiality of architecture and the impact of construction practices on the built world. Galloway, a Canadian who trained at the University of Manitoba and completed his PhD at the University of Tokyo, has come back to Canada after teaching and practicing for 15 years in Tokyo. Galloway's practice, frontoffice tokyo, has been strongly inflected by an interest in the unique urban condition of Tokyo.

Although the two sides of the gallery in this exhibition will present differing approaches to architecture, the resonances between the two bodies of work will be particularly interesting. After all, Parente's work is also inflected by the urban condition, and Galloway's by a deep consideration of material practices. It is my hope that a conversation will develop between the two, a conversation that will help us to see where we are going as a Department, where we see the future for architectural education.

This exhibition is currently only available on virtual platforms due to COVID-19.

Paul H. Cocker Gallery (temporarily closed)

Ryerson University
325 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario
M-T 9am – 5:00pm, F 9am – 4:30pm (closed during the weekend)

For further information, please contact:

Alexandra Berceanu
Communications and Digital & Analogue Archive Specialist
Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
325 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
 416-979-5000 ext. 2597
 416-979-5353