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Mehdi Ghafouri

Professor of Humanities-Heritage Architect
Vanier College
Participates in 1 Session
Mehdi Ghafouri, Professor of Humanities, Vanier College, Montreal & Heritage Architect
B.Sc. 78, McGill; B.Arch. 80, McGill; M. Bldg. Eng. 84, Concordia; PhD. Comprehensive Exam 95, Université de Montreal; M.A. 2012, Concordia
Mehdi Ghafouri is active as an academic and researcher, professional and a member of Quebec Order of Architects since 1987. He has also been active in heritage conservation, evaluation, designations, education, policy and development for the last 30 years. He has worked as independent heritage consultant and with Minister of Culture of Quebec as a Commissioner of Quebec heritage Council from 1993-2008, as well as a founding member and VP of Montreal Heritage Council, 2003-5. He has also been active in teaching, research and publications on heritage related subjects at Concordia University, U of T, U de M, UQAM, MOCAD, and Vanier College as well as a number of universities abroad. He has been a board member, Vice President and president of Scientific Council of ICOMOS Canada. Mehdi Ghafouri became involved in Milton Parc Neighbourhood in late 70’s as founding member, board member, and president of one the housing co-ops from 1980 to 2000, founding board member of Milton Park Community Development Association and Montreal Ecology Centre. 
 

Sessions in which Mehdi Ghafouri participates

Saturday 4 June, 2016

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Sessions in which Mehdi Ghafouri attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

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13:00
13:00 - 15:00 | 2 hours
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)
14:30
14:30 - 16:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageUrban HeritageActivists and ExpertsArchitecture and Urbanism

Qu’est-ce que le patrimoine change à Montréal? Qu’est-ce que Montréal change au patrimoine? Ce débat vise à mettre en discussion l'évolution et le devenir du patrimoine dans la métropole du Québec en interrogeant les motifs de l'attachement (ou de l'indifférence) de la société civile et des décideurs, mais aussi en questionnant les moyens dont ils disposent pour agir sur le patrimoine. Au-delà de la fameuse "pierre grise" et des matériaux expressifs de l'identité historique de Montré...

17:00
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event
19:30
19:30 - 21:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Research-Creation Installation or PerformancePublic event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

17:00
18:30
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Notions of HeritageHeritage Changes Itself (Geographical and Linguistic Processes of Transformation)
14:00
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

19:00
19:00 - 21:00 | 2 hours
Public event

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 15:00 | 6 hours
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Urban HeritageArchitecture and Urbanism
Heritage as an agent of changeEpistemologiesOntologiesTeaching
15:30
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Le patrimoine fait aujourd’hui l’objet d’attentions autant que d’agressions et de destructions. Cela peut s’expliquer par les difficultés de son identification ou de sa conservation. Cela peut plus profondément s’expliquer parce que, dès le départ, il célébre un événement ou conserve une mémoire qui peut être ou devenir une source de dissenssions et de conflits politiques. Enfin, sa reconnaissance suscite des gains économiques pour les uns mais des pertes pour les autres. Mais peut-être...

18:00
18:00 - 19:00 | 1 hour
Festive Event

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

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9:00
9:00 - 17:00 | 8 hours
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Urban HeritageArchitecture and Urbanism
9:00 - 17:00 | 8 hours
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Arts
Heritage as an agent of changeEpistemologiesOntologiesTeaching
19:00
19:00 - 23:00 | 4 hours
Festive Event

The closing dinner of the conference, called “Pawâ” according to a French-Canadian tradition borrowed from the Native American lexicon, will be an opportunity to discover, in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal, an original culinary creation by the caterer Agnus Dei, from the renowned Maison Cartier-Besson in Montreal, leader in its field for its boundless creativity and event expertise. The dinner, in the form of stations, will offer delegates an exploration of Quebecois culinary heritage,...