Archinect - News 2017-06-29T10:28:20-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150013624/former-us-embassy-building-is-declared-culturally-inappropriate-for-canadian-indigenous-center Former US Embassy Building Is Declared Culturally-Inappropriate for Canadian Indigenous Center Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-20T19:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T13:59:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98bduuzs2hjlnlf9.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Classical revival is perhaps the architectural style most identified with colonization. This building, which references Washington architecture, is a building of formal rooms, offices, and&nbsp;hierarchies, echoing structures of European authority.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This June the federal government announced that the US' former embassy building in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/354806/ottawa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ottawa</a>&nbsp;will become a space dedicated to Inuit, M&eacute;tis and First Nations communities which the task force of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/429146/raic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RAIC</a> finds to be a deeply inappropriate space for an Indigenous Centre. </p> <p><em>"Canada's Indigenous communities have, for too long, been forced into leftover spaces that fail to connect in any meaningful way to their cultures and unique connectivity to place" </em>says the task force, composed of about 30 mostly Indigenous architects, architectural students, interns and academics. </p> <p>Dr. Patrick Stewart, the chair of the task force suggests that the federal government should provide capital dollars for the design and construction of a structure based upon Indigenous knowledge and&nbsp;through the use of Indigenous architects. </p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140067256/get-lectured-carleton-university-2015-16 Get Lectured: Carleton University, 2015-16 Justine Testado 2015-10-30T15:03:00-04:00 >2015-11-06T15:02:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zm/zmngzfdsij9xeo3d.jpg" width="650" height="1031" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Next up, the Carleton University's Azrieli School of Architecture &amp; Urbanism from Ottawa, Canada shared the details to their annual year-long "Forum" architecture lecture series. Additionally, the "Open Forum" series intends to be a more intimate affair, ranging from focused roundtable discussions to collaborations with other Carleton faculties.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></strong></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>FORUM SERIES</strong></p><p><strong>Nov 16</strong><br>Siamak Hariri / Hariri Pontarini Architects - Toronto, Canada</p><p><strong>Jan 18</strong><br>Ricardo Carvalho / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos - Lisbon</p><p><strong>Feb 8</strong><br>Mana...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116043998/protesting-context-not-form-of-ottawa-s-victims-of-communism-memorial Protesting context, not form, of Ottawa's "victims of communism" memorial Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-15T15:41:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T21:15:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4n/4ny3kmapi3ll923i.jpg" width="650" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Blumberg doesn&rsquo;t understand why a memorial to victims of communism was given such an &ldquo;incredibly prominent, almost sacrosanct&rdquo; site. &ldquo;It is so centrally placed that it would seem to quite overshadow Canada&rsquo;s true history.&rdquo; [...] "I have a massive problem, a huge problem, with this memorial going on that site. I think it completely misrepresents and skews what Canada is all about.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115812125/winner-of-the-canadian-national-memorial-to-victims-of-communism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of Communism</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115812125/winner-of-the-canadian-national-memorial-to-victims-of-communism Winner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of Communism Justine Testado 2014-12-12T15:23:00-05:00 >2015-04-28T11:00:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ks/ksvop1b17menhifn.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>ABSTRAKT Studio Architecture was chosen to design Canada's future National Memorial to Victims of Communism in Ottawa...The team was selected out of six finalists at the end of the two-phase national design competition held this summer. The memorial will pay tribute to the more than 100 million people around the globe who suffered or perished under communist dictatorship, as well as educate the public about the heavy consequences caused by communism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As a national memorial, it will also signify Canada's role in offering refuge to those who escaped that oppression. It will be located on Confederation Boulevard beside the Supreme Court of Canada, the Library and Archives Canada, the Peace Tower, and other key federal institutions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8orbj246ntjsfon.jpg"></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="Protesting context, not form, of Ottawa's &quot;victims of communism&quot; memorial" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116043998/protesting-context-not-form-of-ottawa-s-victims-of-communism-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Protesting context, not form, of Ottawa's "victims of communism" memorial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99650281/daniel-libeskind-design-wins-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind design wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/99650281/daniel-libeskind-design-wins-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition Daniel Libeskind design wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition Justine Testado 2014-05-12T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:18:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mo/mo8lhis0qmwoffce.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Team Lord of Toronto was announced today as the winner to design the new Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Canada's capital. The team's proposal, titled "Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival", was selected out of six finalists who were invited to present their concepts to a jury of professionals and then to the public during the national design competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Led by co-president of Lord Cultural Resources Gail Dexter-Lord, the Toronto-based team also includes Daniel Libeskind (architect), Edward Burtynsky (artist&ndash;photographer), Claude Cormier (landscape architect), and Doris Bergen (subject-matter advisor).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2ecxjtppda08qk9.jpg"></p><p>More info about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/daniel_libeskind_design_wins_canadian_national_holocaust_monument_competiti/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85388392/six-finalists-listed-for-last-phase-of-the-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition Six finalists listed for last phase of the Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition Justine Testado 2013-10-30T19:49:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:18:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qr/qrwexsc72iczmpqy.jpg" width="650" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six finalist teams were invited to develop design concepts for the National Holocaust Monument that will be built in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. The two-phase national competition began with a Call for Qualifications in May 2013. The teams &mdash; which had to be led by a Canadian citizen &mdash; consist of architects, artists and other design professionals from around the globe.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Some notable architecture team members include David Adjaye, Daniel Libeskind, Gilles Saucier of Saucier+Perrotte, and Jeffrey Craft of SWA Group.</em></p>