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Christie Pearson is an artist, architect, writer, teacher and urban interventionist. Her book The Architecture of Bathing: Body, Landscape, Art is published by MIT and available October 2020.

Based in Toronto.
christie@christiepearson.ca

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Christie Pearson (B.Arch, B.E.S., M.Arch, OAA) is an architect, writer, teacher and urban interventionist pressing at the limits of public space. She collaborates with communities, organizations, artists to create public events and build public places.

 

Christie has built upon her undergraduate studies in Environmental Studies graduate studies in Architecture to advocate for the public realm through multi-disciplinary community arts events, writing, speaking engagements, curation, teaching, and design practice.

 

She is a licensed practicing member of the Ontario Association of Architects, bringing twenty years of architectural experience in cultural, community and institutional projects with a focus on the arts, public and not-for-profit sectors.

 

Christie is a founding member and editor at the critical journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy and teaches design at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Her numerous award-winning curatorial projects and cultural and community spaces have been published and presented internationally.

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Selected Background

Experiences

 

Fire on the Water
Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion
2012

 

First Nations Black Ash Baskets
Grey Roots Museum
2012

 

Waters of Forgetfulness
Human River Walk
2012

 

Whirl
University of Toronto
2007

 

WADE festival
w/S Rechico and YYZ Artists Outlet
2002-07

 

Night Swim Toronto
Nuit Blanche
2006

 

Slip
w/Urbanvessel, Harrison Baths Pool
2006

 

Four Lines
Urbanvessel Continuum soundAxis Festival
2006

 

108
CD & audio-visual installation w/ Sarah Peebles
2003

 

Feather, Ice, Dry, Mud Baths
Tokyo/Toronto
2000-02

 

Fabricator T-shirt Exchange
Power Plant Gallery
1998

 

Mattress City
Nathan Philips Square
1997

 

Inflatable Tube Shelter
Nathan Philips Square
1996

Architecture

 

University of Toronto Art Centre (1,000SF)
Project Architect
2018

 

401 Richmond Media Arts Commons (6,800SF)
Project Architect
2017

 

Bathurst Live/Work (2,600SF)
Project Architect
2016

 

Eva’s Phoenix Shelter (41,000SF)
Project Architect
2016

 

Kitchener Public Library (110,000SF)
Co-Project Architect
2014

 

Scadding Court CC Redevelopment
Study Lead
2011

 

Centre for Native Child and Family Wellbeing (35,000SF)
Co-Project Architect
2009

 

Pari Nadimi Gallery (4,300SF)
Project Architect
2005

 

Trinity Bellwoods CRC (30,000SF)
Lead
1999

 Publications

 

Room
Issue #1 Bathroom UBC School of Architecture
2018

 

Scapegoat Journal
10 NIGHT Issue Co-editor
2017

 

Scapegoat Journal
Interview with Philippe Rahm
2017

 

Scapegoat Journal
09 EROS Issue Co-editor
2016

 

Scapegoat Journal
Space-Espace-Escape
2016

 

C Magazine
WET Issue Interview with Leonard Koren
2014

 

Scapegoat Journal
ExRotaprint
2013

 

Urban Ecologies
Urban Interventions, OCADU Press
2013

 

Scapegoat Journal
Review: OMA’s Milstein Hall
2012

 

Scapegoat Journal
Interview with Jutta Mason
2011

 

Ground
Spring Cultures of Play
2010

 

Alphabet City WATER
Public Bath and City, MIT Press
2009

 

Ascent
Interview: Marion Woodman
2009

 

Descant
10th Street Baths
2008

 

Ascent
Winter Ashram Lit with Marcus Boon
2008

 

Senses and Society
Bath Spa review
2006

 

WADE
Exhibition Catalogue w/ S Rechico YYZ Books
2007

 

On Site
Spring Dry Bath Ice Bath Mud Bath Feather Bath
2006

 

Spacing
Toronto’s Wading Pools w/ S Rechico
2004

 

Alphabet City OPEN CITY
October Group MIT Press
1998

Speaking

 

KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre Yogyakarta
2018

 

The Assembly: Red Flagg Gallery Kaplan’s Bathers
2017

 

Bridge Cambridge Architectures of the Night
2017

 

Aga Khan Museum/TSA at Doors Open Toronto
2016

 

Tuning Speculation III: The Occulture IVB
2015

 

Tasmanian College of the Arts Immersion and Art
2015

 

Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art
2015

 

The Urban Night Colloquium, McGill University
2014

 

C Magazine Sauna Symposium Hart House Farm
2014

 

Gallery 1313 Art Builds 2013 Gladstone Grow Op Playing With Landscape
2014

 

University of Waterloo Public Baths, Public Spaces
2013

 

Canadian Music Centre On Collaboration
2013

 

OCADU Urban Ecologies Conference
2013

 

A Month of Sundays Geneology
2010

 

University of Toronto Love and Politics
2010

 

Alphabet City Water Festival Water and Bathing
2009

 

Toronto Arts Council Foundation Art in the Parks
2008

 

Toronto Free Gallery Creative Activism
2008

 Publications

 

Room
Issue #1 Bathroom UBC School of Architecture
2018

 

Scapegoat Journal
10 NIGHT Issue Co-editor
2017

 

Scapegoat Journal
Interview with Philippe Rahm
2017

 

Scapegoat Journal
09 EROS Issue Co-editor
2016

 

Scapegoat Journal
Space-Espace-Escape
2016

 

C Magazine
WET Issue Interview with Leonard Koren
2014

 

Scapegoat Journal
ExRotaprint
2013

 

Urban Ecologies
Urban Interventions, OCADU Press
2013

 

Scapegoat Journal
Review: OMA’s Milstein Hall
2012

 

Scapegoat Journal
Interview with Jutta Mason
2011

 

Ground
Spring Cultures of Play
2010

 

Alphabet City WATER
Public Bath and City, MIT Press
2009

 

Ascent
Interview: Marion Woodman
2009

 

Descant
10th Street Baths
2008

 

Ascent
Winter Ashram Lit with Marcus Boon
2008

 

Senses and Society
Bath Spa review
2006

 

WADE
Exhibition Catalogue w/ S Rechico YYZ Books
2007

 

On Site
Spring Dry Bath Ice Bath Mud Bath Feather Bath
2006

 

Spacing
Toronto’s Wading Pools w/ S Rechico
2004

 

Alphabet City OPEN CITY
October Group MIT Press
1998

Speaking

 

KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre Yogyakarta
2018

 

The Assembly: Red Flagg Gallery Kaplan’s Bathers
2017

 

Bridge Cambridge Architectures of the Night
2017

 

Aga Khan Museum/TSA at Doors Open Toronto
2016

 

Tuning Speculation III: The Occulture IVB
2015

 

Tasmanian College of the Arts Immersion and Art
2015

 

Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art
2015

 

The Urban Night Colloquium, McGill University
2014

 

C Magazine Sauna Symposium Hart House Farm
2014

 

Gallery 1313 Art Builds 2013 Gladstone Grow Op Playing With Landscape
2014

 

University of Waterloo Public Baths, Public Spaces
2013

 

Canadian Music Centre On Collaboration
2013

 

OCADU Urban Ecologies Conference
2013

 

A Month of Sundays Geneology
2010

 

University of Toronto Love and Politics
2010

 

Alphabet City Water Festival Water and Bathing
2009

 

Toronto Arts Council Foundation Art in the Parks
2008

 

Toronto Free Gallery Creative Activism
2008

Based in Toronto.
christie@christiepearson.ca
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