Current Teaching
Graduate

IDES 7180 Theory Seminar 1: Contemporary Issues in Design

Course Description: A theoretical exploration of contemporary design issues as they apply to Interior Design, supporting the work of design studio.  Historical precedent in relation to human activity, sensory stimulus, technological change and social change, ecological awareness, and aesthetic judgment forms the basis for discussion and debate.

Course Objectives: The focus of this seminar provides a stimulating and useful exchange of issues informed by current critical and cultural theory related to Design. This seminar provides practical training in the interaction with theory that is necessary for graduate students in Design. It will assist them in reading, understanding and integrating theory into their own projects. Students will be encouraged to highlight their individual areas of interest.

IDES 7190 Theory Seminar 2: Critical Perspectives

Course Description: An examination of theoretical and philosophical approaches to design. Examines the practice of interior design through a variety of critical and historical perspectives. Different modes of thought and manners of questioning will be used to debate issues which may include gender, ethics, diversity, materiality, technology and representation, and changing spatial typologies.

Course Objectives: The focus of this seminar provides a stimulating and useful exchange of issues informed by current theory related to Design. This seminar provides practical training in the interaction with theory that is necessary for graduate students in Design. It will assist them in researching, reading, understanding and integrating theory into their own design projects. Students will be encouraged to highlight their individual areas of interest. Seminar participants will write academic conference papers and abstracts. They also will practice conference presentation skills and take part in their own mini conference at the end of the term.

IDES 7270: Travelling Concepts in Photography

Course Description and Objectives:

This course is an interdisciplinary graduate level photography elective open to all graduate programs in the Faculty of Architecture that combines the practice, theory and history of photography. The outcome is to stimulate the use of photography as a visionary and hands-on tool. Course will include discussions, field trips and site visits in Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg. The final outcome will be an exhibition of student work.

2019  2017

Undergraduate

EVIE 4000: History and Theory 2

Course Description:

This course offers a historical and theoretical review of interior environments and design since 1900.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of origin, precedent, craft, influence and context in design;

  • Identity major historical movements since 1900 within the context of the development of interior design;

  • Compare, contrast and critique interior space and related objects;

  • Demonstrate an ability to connect theory to the practice of design;

  • Investigate relationship between design, culture and society; and

  • Improve research and critical writing skills.