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Vernissage - Director’s Project / Murray and Murray Prize 2018

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“In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between them, there are doors.” 
--William Blake

The Carleton University Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism will be presenting selected student works from this year’s Director’s Project, also known as the Murray and Murray Competition, at 7 Clarence.

2018 is the Carleton University Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism's 50th anniversary and the annual Director’s Project / Murray and Murray Competition looks ahead to the next 50 years, at architecture’s expanding role in an ever-more complex and interconnected world, through the element (literal or metaphorical) of the door.

Here are some of the questions posed to inspire the students’ response: Is a door merely a break in a wall, an absence? Is it the presence of opportunity? An instrument of isolation? A threshold to new territory? An invitation or a prohibition? A way in or a way out? A guardian of privacy or a portal to shared experience? Is it enigmatic? Frustrating? Seductive? Promising? Seductive?

Students chose for their drawing a year between 2019 and 2068, and one of the following eight themes—Doors facing NORTH. Doors facing SOUTH. Doors to REFUGE. LABELED doors. LOCKED Doors.Doors of (IM)MIGRATION. EXIT Doors. Doors between US and THEM. Students also wrote a haiku to accompany the drawing.

Earlier Event: September 12
Panel Discussion: [Re]defining Affordability
Later Event: September 13
Outdoor Urbanism Film Night