Water Courses

Initiated in 2006, Water Courses is an ongoing study documenting the ways in which we have transformed or manipulated the natural paths of water in urban environments. From rivers and streams that have been channeled underground into sewers, to open-air bodies of water that have been radically altered over the course of a city's growth, this project serves as a reminder of how we have managed (or mismanaged) these systems and the challenges of balancing development with natural resources.

The project is currently divided into two sections: Sublevels, focuses on the combined sewers of Montreal, and Diversions, examines the effects that flood and erosion control systems have had on the network of creeks in Toronto.

Sublevels (2006-2012)

Sublevels (2006-2012)

Diversions (2012-present)

Diversions (2012-present)