Another Way Through highlights the paths in which master’s theses travel; not a straight line but one full of exploration and process, often hidden between the lines of the final work. Bringing together the thesis work of two recent graduates from the Master of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, this exhibit showcases two distinct and alternative approaches to expanding architectural research. Both Brenda and Vic’s work embody what unconventional theses, engaged in alternative methodologies of research and production, can look like: sitting in-between and beyond the traditional thesis format.

Brenda’s Care As Architectural Practice exemplifies the role of craft, mixed-media, and community engagement as a method of creation. Vic’s The Witch’s House delves into the practice of drawing and writing as a method of research, design and critical thinking. They come together in this exhibit as a celebration of the friendship and collaboration that flourished throughout the production of their work and continues to impact their success as emerging artists and researchers. Through physical artifacts and accompanying interpretive text, the exhibition invites people behind the scenes of the master’s thesis and presents a glimpse into the relational process of design integral to the work of architecture and art alike.

Both Brenda and Vic offer reflections on this thesis work and draw connections to their current work as artists, researchers and educators.

Another Way Through, May 9 – June 10
Design At Riverside Gallery, Galt 2022

The Pyre House (video still), 2020, Image by Vic
Brenda’s quilt block from the From Behind the Mask quilt, 2021
Image by Fred Hunsberger, University of Waterloo

Images of opening reception by Fred Hunsberger, University of Waterloo