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Rebecca Lemire

PhD Student
Concordia University
Participates in 1 Session
Rebecca is a PhD student in Art History at Concordia University where her research looks at the intersection of Indigenous design practices and organic modernism in North America. She holds previous degrees in Art History and Museum studies from the University of Toronto, and prior to beginning her doctoral work held positions at Indigenous Arts at The Banff Centre, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, and the Design Exchange Museum. In 2013 she was awarded the Martin Eli Weil Prize for her essay "Organic Architecture and Indigenous Design Tenets: Frank Lloyd Wright in Relation to the Work of Douglas Cardinal" which was subsequently published in the SSAC journal. In addition to her research work, she curates and writes exhibition texts, and has produced work for Gallery 44, CONTACT Photography Festival, and the University of Toronto Art Center. Rebecca has received scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Concordia University and the University of Toronto, a travel grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art, and will be a doctoral student in residence at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in summer 2017.  


Sessions in which Rebecca Lemire participates

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 - 12:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the Local SocietiesMuseumsHeritage and Mobility
Heritage changes placeCo-construction of heritageCommunity-based heritageHeritage makersPostcolonial Heritage

In November 2014, artists and thinkers including Jimmie Durham, Michael Taussig, Rebecca Belmore and Paul Chaat Smith convened in Calgary and Saskatoon for “Stronger than stone: (Re)Inventing the Indigenous Monument,” an international symposium which served to foreground the most critical issues facing Indigenous memory-making and cultural preservation today. Propositions for new types of monuments (or anti- monuments in many cases) were made that were specific to the Indigenous worldview and...