Recent MLA graduate to present thesis at ECLAS conference in Germany
Desiree Valadares (MLA 2013), advised by Nate Perkins and Sean Kelly, has been accepted to present her graduate thesis at the 2013 ECLAS (European Council for Landscape Architecture Schools) Conference this September in Hamburg, Germany. Her thesis involved the compilation of a landscape biography of Ontario Place, a neglected modernist landscape along Toronto's post-industrial waterfront. This comprehensive historical narrative of Ontario Place is especially relevant in light of the ongoing controversial provincially-mandated revitalization of the site.
Her topic and research methodology are well suited to the theme of this year's conference, 'Specifics,' which aims to highlight student work that communicate the typical characteristics, potential and specificity of a location. Her thesis can be accessed online via the Atrium: https://atrium.lib.uoguelph.ca/xmlui/handle/10214/6598