Augustine Wong (He/Him)

Architecture Student, University of Toronto

About Augustine Wong

Hello there! I'm a problem-solver and leader in my second year of undergraduate architectural studies at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, minoring in Forest Conservation.

This summer, my research topic regards phenomena where corporations possess more power than nation state apparatuses. In this scenario, companies may build privately owned and controlled towns where employees may be at the hands of corporate mercy. This pattern has not only happened historically, but is still occurring in the present by entities such as Amazon. As an architectural researcher, I hope to identify urban or economic patterns of company towns and find antitrust solutions to break up corporate dependence.

I'm also passionate about democracy, built and natural environments. But when I'm not thinking about architecture, in my free time I pursue various interests, from photography to journalism, hiking, writing and listening to music. 

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar

University

University of Toronto

Laidlaw Cohort Year

2023

Research Topic

Architecture Design Economics History Urban Planning

Area of Expertise

Arts Engineering Humanities

I speak:

English French

My hobbies/interests are:

Cycling Design Foreign languages Gaming Hiking/walking Music Nature & environment Photography Politics & current events Reading Writing/blogging

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes

Yes

Influencer Of

Topics

Channels contributed to:

Arts & Humanities Social Sciences Research

Rooms participated in:

University of Toronto

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