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Edge/Overlap – Darcie Watson lecture

March 01, 2016
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture Building, Winnipeg

Tuesday March 1, Noon

University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture Building

Edge/Overlap – Darcie Watson

Throughout her studies, Darcie Watson’s interest in cities as living entropic systems fed a preoccupation with the edge condition – interstitial urban spaces that lie on the periphery of our awareness, and architecture as the threshold between our bodies and the space around us.

Darcie will discuss edge / overlap in the context of her current work as a senior associate with artist-architect Philip Beesley’s diffusive and responsive sculptures, and with architect Rolf Seifert’s urban-scale adaptive reuse of abandoned derelict factories in Toronto’s Liberty Village.  It also informs past and present projects within her own design practice.

With a previous career as an interior designer before earning a master degree in architecture split between the University of Manitoba and GSAPP at Columbia University, Darcie’s professional experience spans a range of disciplines and scales including retail and residential interior design, architecture, sculpture, digital fabrication and electronics.


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