Episode 5 – Architecture Theses on Film

What role does film play in shaping experimentation in architecture? How can film be used to document and archive different projects in the context of architecture school? Can film be used to make an architectural argument?

From experimental thesis projects that use film as a means for discourse to shorts documenting the processes and dynamics of collaborative design studios, in this episode of Bevel we partnered with the Toronto Society of Architects to chat with student filmmakers, recent graduates, and faculty about the role of filmmaking in architectural education.

About the Panelists:

Vineetha Sivathasan is a graduate of the Masters of Architecture program from the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. She currently works at Kohn Partnership Architects, where she is continuing her path to become a fully licensed Architect in Ontario.

David Correa’s research looks at biological structures and processes as a source of insight for the development of new fabrication processes and advanced materials. The research aims at the critical use of technology to develop innovative and high-performance design solutions.

Peter Kwak/Wayne Yan: KandY Films is comprised of University of Waterloo Architecture Graduate students Peter Kwak and Wayne Yan, who met during their undergraduate studies at the same institution.

Michael Yoshimura is a CG Artist based in Toronto. Michael received his Bachelor & Master of Architecture from the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism.

Alistair Grierson is an intern architect currently working and living in Toronto. He studied at Dalhousie University in Halifax and holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Toronto.

Shabaan Khokhar is a photographer and cinematographer in the GTA and Waterloo Region with a Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo.