We are pleased to present our Heritage Conservation Symposium 2017 Speakers

Annette Arsenault- Heritage Conservation in Quidi Vidi Village, Newfoundland and Labrador

Annette is a Masters student in Carleton University’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. Born and raised in Labrador City, Newfoundland, Annette moved to Ottawa in the year 2000 and has worked as a federal public servant since that time. Annette holds a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in International Development Studies and Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University.

Mathieu Dormaels- Cultural heritage landscapes in Quebec: challenges in local development

Mathieu Dormaels is a professor in the urban and tourism studies department at the University of Quebec in Montreal. His teaching and research focus on urban heritage, heritagization processes and cultural landscapes, and especially UNESCO World Heritage. He is also member of ICOMOS Canada and of the Canadian commission for UNESCO. He wrote several articles on World Heritage, Heritage management and Tourism, and gave more than 30 conferences in Europe and the Americas.

Lauren Archer- Climate Change and the Hockey Cultural Heritage Landscape

Lauren Archer is a Cultural Heritage Specialist at ASI Heritage.  She is an experienced cultural heritage planning professional with eight years of experience working in the heritage planning and historic conservation field. She has a special interest in hockey cultural heritage landscapes, public consultation and the sub-cultures that define communities.

Lindsay Reid- Location, location, (re)location? Moving heritage resources in the age of Ecological Bias

Lindsay Reid, OAA, CAHP, LEED AP is a licensed architect with extensive experience in the field of heritage conservation. An Associate at ERA, Lindsay has a special interest in the conservation of our cultural institutions as well as the protection and appreciation of modern era and vernacular rural heritage.

Zeynep Ekim- Ruin-Ophilia: Preserving the Narrative without Restoration

Zeynep Ekim is a Master of Architecture student at Carleton University. She holds a bachelor degree in architectural studies with a major in conservation and sustainability  also from Carleton University. Currently in the concluding stages, her thesis research focuses on communal identity and its relationship to the left-over buildings of post-industrial landscapes.

Rebecca Dolgoy, Sarah Gelbard and Amanda Montague- “But what about the…library?”: Place-Forward Place-making

Rebecca is a SSHRC-funded postdoctoral research fellow based in Ottawa. Her work explores questions of cultural memory in museums, architecture, and urban space. She is the co-founder and co-orgnizaer of Ottawa’s Cultural Memory Workshops.

Sarah is a PhD student in urban planning at McGill and graduate of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism. She is interested in how we shape our cities, how our cities shape us, and transgressive urban spatial practices, traditions, and tactics of marginalized and alternative groups. Sarah is editor of Spacing Ottawa and hosts the Brutalism walking tour with Ottawa (de)tours.

Amanda is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the impact of digital technologies on memory practices in urban space. She is a co-founder of Ottawa’s Cultural Memory Workshops.

Heena Gajjar and Amita Sinah- Dwarka Lost and Reclaimed: Planning for a Resilient Landscape

Heena Gajjar was a University Olmstead Scholar in 2015 and graduated with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA. She is currently working as a landscape designer with Sasaki Associates in Watertown, MA.

Amita Sinha is a Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA. She is the author of Landscapes In India: Forms and Meanings (University Press of Colorado, 2006; reprinted by Asia Educational Services, 2011) and editor of Landscape Perception (Academic Press, 1995) and Natural Heritage of Delhi (USIEF and INTACH, 2009). Her co-edited volume Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Conservation in South Asia was recently published by Routledge.

Angela Garvey and Hallie Church- It’s not ours to name

As an emerging heritage conservation professional in Toronto, Angela provides site research and the coordination of various heritage assessment projects. Her specific interest lies in how we incorporate community understanding into cultural heritage evaluations and the interpretation of our environment. Angela brings a cultural landscape approach to the heritage planning process, and draws on holistic methods for understanding the interrelationship between the natural landscape, built environment, and the intangible practices that support them. As an active member of ICOMOS Canada, Angela contributes her time to facilitate the ongoing “National Conversation on Cultural Landscape” to connect practitioners across Canada who are working within this topic of inquiry.

Darlene Bearskin, Dr. Sarah Pashagumskum and Laura Phillips- Exhibitions, Landscape, Community Cultural Heritage and Healing: The development of a travelling exhibition- “Footprints: A Walk Through Generations”

Laura took up the post of consulting Coordinator of Collections & Exhibitions at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in September 2014. Prior to this, she was the Collections Manager at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University in Miami Beach, Florida. Laura has worked in museums and heritage organisations for over fifteen years: at the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum of Anthropology and World Archaeology, English Heritage’s National Monument Record Centre in Swindon and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery (UK).

From 2010 to 2013, Laura was the Head of Museums Documentation for Qatar Museums and completed the implementation of a national centralised collections management database for all of the public collections. Laura achieved her Honours BA in Classical Studies at Western University (Canada). She undertook a Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional Archaeology at the University of Oxford (UK), and a research Masters (M.Phil) at the University of Bristol (UK). Laura specialises in collections information management, museum documentation, and collections management. She is particularly interested in adapting museum practice and training museum professionals to support emerging museums, particularly indigenous institutions.

Dr. Sarah Pash is a member of the Cree Nation of Chisasibi in northern Quebec, and has been the Executive Director of Aanischaaukamikw, the regional Cree Cultural Institute for Eeyou Istchee, since 2015. She joined the Cree Cultural Institute when it opened in 2011 as Director of Programs, assisting in the organizational development of the Institute with her experience in program development and implementation, indigenous research, and public sector planning and management. In her capacity as Executive Director, Sarah leads a dynamic team supporting culture and heritage programming for the 10 Cree communities in Northern Quebec. Sarah has a background in First Nations education, culture and language maintenance, as a teacher, university instructor, education consultant, research coordinator, and author. Her community service includes terms as a band councilor and board member on various First Nations community organizations. Sarah holds B.A. (Hons.), a B.Ed. and M.Ed., a PhD. in education, and a Master’s Certificate in Public Organization Management.

Ben Gallagher and Aubyn O’Grady- Material Distance: Memories and the Poetics of Landscape

Artist- researchers Aubyn O’Grady and Ben Gallagher’s collaborative work is anchored in social practices and the relational capacities of poetry. Their work responds to the ways in which the material and natural world is active and dynamic. Drawing on theories from Feminist New Materialism and post-human phenomenology, they contend that landscapes themselves are agential and propose artistic methodologies.

Emma Bider- Sounding the World: Imagining ontologies as mobile through sound and song

Emma Bider is a graduate student at Carleton University in Anthropology and African studies. Her work focuses on the intersection between music, ethnic identity and forced migration.

Marie-Paule MacDonald- Trajectories and Territories: Hendrix Soundscapes

Marie-Paule Macdonald obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from Dalhousie University and a post-professional graduate degree from the Institut Français d’Urbanisme, Université de Paris VIII, studying with Françoise Choay. She is a registered architect, and member of the Order of Architects of Québec. She is an associate professor at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo and has coordinated graduate and undergraduate off-campus design studios in Montréal. Macdonald recently published Jimi Hendrix: Soundscapes (London: Reaktion Books, 2016), reviewed by Brian Morton in the Times Literary Supplement, Aug 3, 2016. Other publications include the architectural project and text entitled Rockspaces (Toronto: Art Metropole, 2000), and  the rock opera scenographic design project Wild in the Streets: the Sixties, in collaboration with Dan Graham (Ghent: Dirk Imschoot, 1993). Articles include ‘Reach for the Pain’ in the volume When Pain Strikes, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999) and ‘Glass Perception’ in Parkett no. 68, 2003.

Passerelles- Passerelles/Vivre le patrimoine – Richelieu Park cognitive maps workshop 

Passerelles est une coopérative de travail qui offre des services visant la mise en valeur du patrimoine culturel des collectivités. L’organisme valorise le patrimoine par la recherche, la sensibilisation et contribue à sa diffusion, tout en développant des projets à caractère festif, créatif, novateurs et rassembleurs. Passerelles se positionne à l’avant-garde des pratiques de médiation culturelle et inscrit ses actions au regard de l’actualité.