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Canadian Modern Architecture 1967 to the Present

Book launch and round table

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:00pm Reception | 6:30pm Event

Auditorium, Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON

Presented with MTBA Associates Inc and Ontario Association of Architects

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Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present is a comprehensive review of major work in this county. The 50-year retrospective begins with the nation’s centennial and Expo 67 in Montreal. It covers the defining of national institutions and movements, how Canadian architects interpreted major international trends, regional and Indigenous architectural tendencies.

Join co-editor Elsa Lam and chapter authors George Kapelos and Colin Ripley as they present their research for the book. The authors will also be joined by heritage specialist David Fixler for a discussion on the future of modern heritage. Books will be available for sale.

About the larger Revisiting Modern Events

A 2-part event that will build synchronicities with Modern Heritage currencies in the Capital. Includes the official Capital Launch of the Elsa Lam & Graham Livesey book: “Canadian Modern, 1967 to Present” a 50-year retrospective of notable Canadian architecture, from High/Late Modern through to contemporary examples. Complementing this is a multi-faceted dive into how to effectively, compatibly and sustainably renew and rehab the architecture of this era, with an emphasis on Capital concerns from Industry to Federal to Academic perspectives. Special Guest at both events is: David Fixler, internationally respected Preservation Architect and Harvard Professor.

Presented by Carleton NSERC Create Engineering is a half-day workshop on April 1, 2020. More information at revisitingmodern.ca


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