WIA- April 7 2021 -Shifts through Architecture - Jessie Andjelic
Join us on Wednesday, April 7th for a conversation with Jessie Andjelic: Architect, Urbanist, Educator & founding partner of SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism.

Architecture is both evolutionary and revolutionary; it reflects its immediate contemporary context while at the same time speculates on possible futures. This work is preoccupied with how built form can both respond to and anticipate shifts. These shifts, whether related to economics, domesticity, power, etc. represent instabilities that are ripe for projective architectural practice to intervene and innovate. Like vestigial organs provide evidence for evolution, architectural typologies are transformed, mutated and hybridized to energize and invigorate outdated modes. We move forward by understanding how we’ve changed.


About Jessie Andjelic:


Jessie Andjelic is an Architect, Urbanist, Educator, and founding partner of SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism based out of Calgary, Alberta. Jessie has exhibited work in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Sao Paulo, Buffalo, Bulgaria, Estonia, Los Angeles, London, and Cambridge and has contributed to work published in Canadian Architect and Canadian Interiors. Jessie regularly mentors students and interns, and in 2019 was awarded the Young Architect prize from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. With her practice, Jessie seeks opportunities to create works of architecture that critically examine and influence our cities.


Learning Objectives

  • To consider and think about context in its widest sense including political, social, economic, and physical histories and realities.
  • To highlight the role of architectural precedent, history, and typology in shaping future built environments and landscapes.
  • To understand architectural practice as both evolutionary and revolutionary.


When: Wednesday, April 7th, 6:00-7:15PM

Where: Online (Eventbrite registration is required to receive a Zoom link and directions to join this event)

Fee: $5

*This event has been AIBC approved for 1 Core LU

*The presentation will be recorded through Zoom

Register here.



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