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Mr. Aaron Nelson

Associate Director
Medalta

Aaron Nelson Bio

Currently Aaron is the Associate Director at Medalta, a museum, residency, research and education centre in Medicine Hat Alberta. This position has allowed him to develop relationships with a regional, national and international community of makers, academics and arts administrators and thus contextualize the diversity of contemporary approaches to delivering cultural content.
 
In addition to his work as an arts administrator, consultant and technical educator, Aaron also maintains an active studio practice. Currently his studio research focuses on the intersection of digital technology and traditional ceramic practice. He has lectured on this topic throughout Canada and his research has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, The Alberta Foundation of the Arts, and the National Research Council
 

Sessions in which Mr. Aaron Nelson attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
17:00
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

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

11:00
11:00 - 17:00 | 6 hours
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)ArtsArchitecture and Urbanism
13:30
13:30 - 17:00 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the Living EnvironmentIndustrial HeritageUrban HeritageArchitecture and Urbanism
Heritage changes the environmentHeritage values
18:30
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
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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)
7:00
7:00 - 9:00 | 2 hours
Public event

Canal: Walking the Post-Industrial Lachine Canal (COHDS, 2013 - bilingual) is an audio-walk and booklet that takes listeners from the Atwater Market to the Saint Gabriel Lock, exploring the post-industrial transformation of a once heavily industrialized area. The Lachine Canal area has undergone dramatic changes, as mills and factories were closed and then demolished or converted into high-end condominiums. The adjoining working-class neighbourhoods ...

9:00
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes PlaceCo-Construction and Community Based HeritageMuseums
14:00
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
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"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...

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
15:30
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
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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...