Emerging Scholars: Three Talks And a Pub Night

Vintage postcard of St. Brigid's Church | Ken Elder Collection

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 19:00 to 20:00

Join us at 7pm for three informative talks by recent graduates. Each talk will be 15 to 20 minutes in duration and the audience will have an opportunity to pose questions to the speakers.


100 Wellington: The Architecture of the Former U.S. Embassy

This talk will explore how the architecture of the former U.S. embassy in Ottawa served as a physical manifestation of close Canadian-American relations and represented an important achievement in Ottawa’s attempts to position itself as a capital city in the early 20th century, by looking at both its formal characteristics and how the space was actually understood.

Speaker: Meghan Ho recently completed her Master’s degree in Art History at Carleton University, where her research focused on embassy architecture and oral history practices.


Willson Carbide Mill: A Culture & Arts Centre to Revive Community Livability

Located on Victoria Island, the Willson Carbide Mill overlooks the Ottawa River and some of the National Capital’s most notable landmarks. The lecture will explore the potential regeneration of this abandoned heritage building that would see it revitalized into a Culture and Arts Centre, offering vibrant and attractive spaces for community events.

Speaker: Nada Abdallah recently graduated from the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Algonquin College and is a 2016 Steelcase NEXT Student Design Competition award winner. Nada is currently working as a junior designer at Ottawa’s 4té inc.


'Studio & X' Interior Studio and Exhibition Facility: A Holistic Approach to Architecture and Interior Design on Ottawa’s Historic West Chaudière Island

Part of the Zibi development on the West Chaudière Island, Studio & X offers an applied interior design studio and exhibit space. The innovative open-door approach allows the public to explore the world of design through the creator’s lens, enhancing the understanding and interactive process of design. This talk addresses how the site informs the architecture, interior design and programming of Studio & X by reflecting the complex relationship between the Indigenous and Canadian histories of the area.

Speaker: Lovline Marcello is an Honours graduate in the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Algonquin College and was chosen to enter the Steelcase NEXT Student Design Competition. Lovline is currently working as a junior designer at Ottawa’s 4té inc.

Come hear the ‘Next Generation’ on heritage matters, do some networking, and raise a glass!

CLICK HERE for a reading list prepared with the assistance of the Ottawa Public Library to accompany these talks.


This lecture event is free and there is no need to pre-register.



Meghan Ho, Nada Abdallah, Lovline Marcello

Please note the Special Venue for this lecture. Brigid's Well in located in the basement of St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts.

Enter via the Cumberland Street entrance (look for the purple light above the door).

Brigid's Well
St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts
310 St. Patrick Street at Cumberland
Ottawa, ON K1N 5K5