Diagrams of Power: Exploring Inconvenient Truths

Diagrams of Power is an ongoing exhibit at Onsite Gallery, the flagship professional gallery of OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Onsite Gallery is treated as an experimental curatorial platform for art, design, and new media – an ideal space for Diagrams of Power. Curated by Patricio Dávila, the collection of works pushes the envelope around what…

Hyperloop Suburb: Reimagining the Dystopian Community

The suburbs have received an increasingly negative reputation due to their poverty-stricken beginnings in the 1920s, and their continued evolution into cookie-cutter, isolated communities for the middle class American in the 21st century. When we think of these family-dominated communities, we typically feel a sense of dystopian fear, an anxiety that lingers somewhere between an…

Odile Decq and the Romance of Disagreement

Odile Decq is an award-winning French architect and urban planner, with an innate ability to bring together multiple disciplines and trains of thought to produce highly sophisticated designs. Since her first major commission for La Banque Populaire de l'Ouest in Rennes, France, she has become a radical voice in architecture research, being awarded The Golden…

Libeskind and the Reveal of “Facing Gaia”

"I always seek to think of—what has been repressed in memory on a site? What are the voices that are whispering to us across an abyss?" Daniel Libeskind, a Polish-born, American-grown architect is an artist when it comes to visualizing the past through structure. His ability to apply a modernist style while remaining inventive, visionary,…

Fumihiko Maki on Conscious Design

It's undeniable our structures have changed drastically in style and material over the last century. Without a doubt, they will continue to change. In accordance with the grander evolution of our species—the houses, buildings, and skyscrapers that surround us act like a looking glass for how far we've come, and where we're going. A leader…