Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon is a designer and researcher working at the intersections of architectural representation, spatial justice, and landscape through the mediums of publication, exhibition and education. She is currently a Vanier Scholar and PhD student at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism. Her doctoral research considers the entanglements of settler colonialism, architectural representation, and the relationship between buildings and grounds.
BA Environmental Design – Université du Québec à Montréal
MArch – McGill University
ARCH 4505 – History and Theory, winter 2020
ARCH 4002 – Canadian Architecture winter 2021
ARCS 4107 C – Studio 7, winter 2021
Desrochers-Turgeon has conducted archival research at the Polarbiblioteket and Arktisk Institut in Copenhagen, the Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts in Venice, and Library and Archives Canada on trans-nationalistic representation, architectural exhibitions, and colonial building practices. Her field work research combines drawing and text-based practices and engages with issues of reading, representing, and surveying places.
She co-founded the Carleton Research Practice of Teaching Collaborative (CR I PT I C), which research through the practice of teaching in academic settings in architecture.
Desrochers-Turgeon has worked in various design firms specializing in industrial design, architecture, and landscape architecture in Montreal and Berlin. She has collaborated on exhibitions at the Centre de Design in Montreal, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, and the Canadian Museum of History.