Indigenous Design Thinking | Pathways and Approaches
WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2018
The Indigenous Design Thinking symposium, presented by the Faculty of Environmental Design, is the first major event of its kind following the launch of the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy ii’ taa’ poh’ to’ p The event focuses on pathways to careers in design for indigenous students and indigenous approaches to design.
Keynote presentations by distinguished Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, designer of many well-known buildings including the Canadian Museum of History and the National Museum of the American Indian. Mr. Cardinal will speak about his career as an indigenous architect, and discuss many of his distinctive buildings.
Two panel sessions will feature presentations by indigenous designers, including several Faculty of Environmental Design alumni.
The symposium is aimed at indigenous university, college and high school students, instructors, and administrators. It will also appeal to professional designers, industry partners and the University of Calgary community. There will be opportunities to meet with the presenters.
Join us on Thursday, January 25th, admission is free, but seating is limited. Attendance is by registration only, the event will be held at the University of Calgary, MacEwan Hall A & B, 402 Collegiate Blvd NW (MAP)