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M
LAURE NOLTE
32, Bachelor of environmental design,
third year, Dalhousie University

T

he meaning to working as an
architect is not always found in
an architectural office. Can we
truly feel like architects without always
wanting or needing to assemble bricks
and blocks? Can we sculpt the world
with words and paper? I followed
your adventures in Eastern Europe
through your journal descriptions.
They say you first realized you wanted
to become an architect when you
saw the Acropolis. One hundred
years later, it is my turn to write you
this letter and tell you about my own

y beautiful mother became ill
when I was 15 years old. She
was diagnosed with multiple
sclerosis, a progressive disease that
slowly eroded away her physical
abilities. After two years, our family
decided that she needed more care
than we could offer at home, and it was
decided that she would move into a
long-term care facility. We thought the
move was the best choice for her, but
visiting my mother in her care facility
was uncomfortable in the best of times.
Spaces that should have been facilitating

experience. It was literature that
led me to architecture. I made my
journey eastward in the vessel of my
library. The texts I read taught me that
writing is fuelled by houses, streets,
and cities- current, lost, destroyed,
or imagined-and that architecture
finds its real meaning in the stories
of humankind. The architectural
discipline has been built, layer by
layer, through history. I know I am not
telling you anything new; the city is
one big palimpsest: inscribed in space
and inextricably linked to time.

W
AMAL DIRIE
26, (Certificate of High Merit)
Master of Architecture, first year
University of Waterloo

hen I first arrived in the city
of Hargeisa, (Somaliland),
a yellowish translucent
film covered the entire horizon. It
was the nomadic huts and dwellings
that initially caught my eye. Built by
internally displaced people within the
city, they used whatever they could
find to construct their homes, from
fabric to plastic sheets and scavenged
wood. Despite the situations they
had faced, they still aimed to display
a sense of beauty. These were
people who were forced to migrate
towards the city in search of better

moments of connection and care
between family members were instead
starkly institutional. There was no
warmth emanating from the materials
chosen and no relationship between
space and quality of light. There were
no places for families to gather that
didn't feel like hospital rooms. This is
where my greatest pain has become
my greatest teacher. Weaving my
core values around the awareness of
design's ability to enhance emotional
and physical healing has been my call to
action to the field of architecture.

LUCIE PALOMBI
24, Architecture Ph.D., first year
University of Montreal

opportunities as the degrading
landscape conditions could no longer
support their previous way of living.
I began to question the meaning
of belonging after witnessing how
internally displaced people felt like
strangers and trapped within their own
country. Through the act of building,
they created a niche for themselves,
mediating the tension between the
individual from the collective. It was
this idea of building out of necessity
and engaging wholeheartedly with the
environment that re-established my
affirmation of continuing architecture.



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The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2019 - Index to Advertisers
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