Waterfront sites are crucial edges and interstices. They are peripheries and boundaries, and places of nodal connections to wider networks. At urban shorelines, contemporary challenges and opportunities are magnified. Industrial, historical, residential, recreational, commercial, infrastructural, and important ecological functions collide in these zones.
The emphasis in this studio will be on using design thinking and creative visualizations to develop proposals for several sites forming a constellation around the Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence region. How might these waterfronts be reimagined and revitalized around issues of equity, environmental resilience, and infrastructural improvement? How might new networks link these sites together?
Image: Montreal transit diagram at Canal Lachine by Viktor Ivanovic