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Elisa Rubalcava

Heritage Conservation Technologist
GoA - Historic Resources Management Branch
Participates in 1 Session

Elisa completed her Bachelor's degree in Architecture in Mexico, specializing in the field of heritage conservation.  She worked on the conservation of the 16th Century Mexican Monasteries designated by UNESCO before pursuing her postgraduate studies in the Conservation of Monuments and Historic Sites at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. Elisa was the conservation architect for the restoration and rehabilitation work at Museo del Acero “Horno 3” (Blast Furnace No.3) in Monterrey Mexico, a national industrial heritage site. 

Since 2016, Elisa has worked within the Conservation and Construction Services program area of the Historic Resources Management Branch, responsible for undertaking conservation and environmental management work on nine historic sites owned by the Government of Alberta.  Four of these are Industrial heritage sites that preserve historic infrastructure related to natural gas production, coal mining and irrigation farming.  Turner Valley Gas Plant, a Provincial Historic Resource of Alberta and National Historic site of Canada is particularly significant as it is located in western Canada’s largest oil field and is considered a birthplace of Alberta’s energy industry, extracting and processing natural gas from 1914 until 1985.

Sessions in which Elisa Rubalcava participates

Thursday 1 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Sessions in which Elisa Rubalcava attends

Sunday 28 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 2 hours

Monday 29 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

Si la vallée du canal de Lachine a été le berceau de l’industrialisation canadienne, la géographie industrielle métropolitaine ne s’y est pas confinée, peu s’en faut, Outre les grandes concentrations d’entreprises des quartiers centraux, elle est constituée des réseaux infrastructuraux, d’une douzaine de centrales hydroélectriques et des ensembles manufacturiers disséminés dans une quinzaine de petites villes aujourd’hui intégrées dans l’aire métropolitaine. La conférence proposera un surv...

Gérard Beaudet

Keynote speaker

Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In this lecture, I would like to talk about deindustrialised communities, heritage and memory in the context of right-wing populism. Drawing on studies of memory and heritage, I argue that right-wing populists have cornered the market on talking about the past of deindustrialised communities. They have successfully misrepresented this rich and complex history to fuel rage, resentment, fear and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, ‘the past’, and in particular the industr...

Thursday 1 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

The use of industrial heritage is a profoundly important factor in the process of creating a sustainable economic, social, and political future for many communities occupying industrial heritage landscapes. More than ever we recognize the need for such communities to be capable of shaping and expressing their heritage in different forms in the context of current events and issues, and in doing so to inform both contemporary decision-making as well as the way their industrial heritage is re...

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1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

This lecture will argue that the landscapes of industrial heritage that can be found in different parts of the world are directly related to the place-specific trajectories of deindustrialization. In other words: the different ways in which deindustrialization impacts on local communities has a direct bearing on the emergence of forms of industrial heritage. I will differentialte between deindustrialization paths and related industrial heritage regimes in a) Anglo-...

Friday 2 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In the refusal of people in communities abandoned by industrial capital to abandon their own places, we can read an implicit critique of the mobility and unaccountability of capital, raised by those who were once inside (however tenuously or uncomfortably) and now find themselves marginalized, “left behind.” The desire to catch up again, whether through attracting new investment or transvaluing abandoned sites as tourist attractions, makes this an essentially conservative critique that is ...