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CSALT

Carleton Sensory Architecture and Liminal Technologies Laboratory

 
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OUR RESEARCH

Materials and Making

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RESEARCH IN MATERIALITY

Qualitative as well as quantitative properties of material are explored at the source by the CSALT team.  Our lab includes a rich and extensive library of raw materials from historic to ultra-contemporary.  The future can learn from the past, and we believe that each and every artisan has much to teach us in terms of material, craft and cultural knowledge.

image: Sach Grewal thesis explorations in CSALT.

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RESEARCH IN FABRICATION

Our team at CSALT understands the importance of building to achieve deep learning.  Students are encouraged to build full-scale and explore with new fabrication technologies and materials. CSALT supports these initiatives with expertise, equipment and assistance.  Full-scale prototypes allow for testing of assemblies, materials, structural systems and finishes and open up new ways to build.

image: Ben Hayward thesis design/build at CSALT