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David T. Fortin

Laurentian University
Participates in 1 Session
Born and raised throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan, David is a Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC), a LEED accredited professional, and a registered architect in the province of Alberta. He has obtained degrees from the University of Saskatchewan (B.A.), the University of Calgary (M.Arch) and the University of Edinburgh (Ph.D), and has worked on various commercial and residential projects throughout Western Canada. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in architectural design, history, and theory, including systems-based courses in various locations such as rural Washington State and in Kenya. He is the author of Architecture and Science-Fiction Film: Philip K. Dick and the Spectacle of Home (Ashgate, 2011), as well as a chapter in Writing the Modern City: Literature, Architecture, Modernity (Routledge, 2011). He is currently researching prairie Mtis contributions to architectural thinking in Canada as part of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant.

Sessions in which David T. Fortin participates

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 - 11:30 | 30 minutes

Sessions in which David T. Fortin attends

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:30 - 13:30 | 1 hour
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageArchitecture and UrbanismPublic event

As Canada shifts from a resource-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, small communities that were established to service the primary sector are faced with a complex and unique set of challenges. They are communities built on a culture of hard work, resourcefulness, and creativity; their residents are now tasked with developing strategies to deal with a lack of employment, depopulation and resettlement.  Small is premised on the notion that leveraging the rich cultur...

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...