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Small (ERA Architects Inc.)

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12:30, Monday 6 Jun 2016 (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 cultural heritage of these places is crucial to the transition from resource-based to creative economies. The program began in 2010 by focusing on Newfoundland’s historic outports, and has since helped communities across Canada identify and use their cultural heritage resources - tangible and intangible - to explore place-based opportunities for renewal.  

The experience of working with these small communities has generated a picture of what sustainable rural economies might be: tied to the landscape as a natural and cultural resource; reliant on traditional cultural practices to generate new investment and entrepreneurial activity; and attractive to new residents who resist conventional urban and suburban development.

Our hope is that small communities, as they transition from natural to cultural resources, will play a pivotal role in redefining Canada’s national cultural identity, as well as its future economic success.

Who's Attending

Nataliya Bezborodova
Research Assistant
University of Alberta
t s Beall
Artist and Collaborative Doctoral Award recipient
University of Glasgow and The Riverside Museum, Glasgow Museums
Yaryna Yuryk
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Dominique Schoeni
Anthropologue et muséographe
Laboratório de Etnografia Metropolitana (LeMetro) IFCS - UFRJ (Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro)
Prof. Huimei Liu
Zhejiang University, Institute of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies; Asian Pacific Centre for the Education and Study of Leisure
Marianne Charland
Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage
CMW, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne
Ms. Corinna Moebius
Doctoral Candidate/Graduate Teaching Assistant
Florida International University
Maud Nys
Doctorante en architecture / PhD Student
Laboratoire LéaV - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles & Université Paris Saclay
Maurice Forget
Avocat-conseil et ancien président
Fasken Martineau
Marie-Paule Macdonald
university of waterloo
Cheurcheur CNPq
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - BRAZIL
Samantha Irvine
ERA Architects Inc.
Dr Victoria Dickenson
Independent scholar and consultant
Dr. Darko Babic
Assistant Professor
University of Zagreb / ICOM Croatia
Prof. Philippe Dubé
Professeur titulaire
Prof. Steven Mannell
Dalhousie University
Prof. Claudine Déom
Associate Professor
University of Montreal
dr Riemer Knoop
reinwardt academie / gordion cultureel advies
David T. Fortin
Laurentian University
Laura Murray
Queen's University
Dr Susan Ashley
Northumbria University
Dr Andrzej Jakubowski
Assistant Professor
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Law Studies
Cari Goetcheus
Associate Professor
The University of Georgia
Anita Bakshi
Rutgers University
Doctor Chong Zhang
Zhejiang University of Science and Technology
Kaitlin Wainwright
Director of Programming
Heritage Toronto
Ms Iezora Edwards
The University of the West Indies
Antigoni Patsalou
De Montfort University
Eman Shokry Hesham
PhD Candidate
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus- Senftenberg, Germany
Gisèle Gantois
Architect MSc in Conservation, Lecturer, PhD Candidate
Department of Architecture
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