In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Conserving the Modern in Canada Conference held at Trent University in 2005, the National Capital Commission's Capital Urbanism Lab is pleased to invite the public to Conserving the Modern, a discussion on conserving the legacy of modern architecture and design.
Architects, landscape architects and engineers of the 20th century used experimental materials and construction techniques to create buildings and shape places. They espoused radical new philosophies in their architecture, dramatically changing the shape of our cities. Today, this modern heritage is threatened, as new philosophical approaches take hold, and as the "modern" is seen as outdated and not worthy of conservation.
Our panel will discuss the emergence of modernism, the architectural legacy we have inherited, and why and how we should conserve our "modern" heritage.
The panel will consist of the following experts:
- Susan Algie, Director, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation
- Francine Vanlaethem, Professor, Université du Quebec à Montreal, and author of Patrimoine en devenir: l'architecture moderne du Québec
- Michael McClelland, Principal, ERA Architects, and co-editor of Concrete Toronto
The public will have the opportunity to address their comments and questions to the expert panel.
The event begins at 6:00pm at the National Capital Commission (NCC) Headquarters, Capital Urbanism Lab, 40 Elgin Street, 5th floor.
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PLEASE BOOK EARLY, AS SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Simultaneous translation will be available and the event will be universally accessible. Please contact the NCC if you have any special needs.
For more information, visit the event page on the National Capital Commission's Capital Urbanism Lab website.
Proceedings of the 2005 Conserving the Modern Conference can be viewed by clicking here.