Architecture & Design NOW Series: David Fortin

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Architecture & Design NOW Series: David Fortin
Indigenous Agency and Design
6 pm | February 11, 2019
Room L1060, LINC Building
Free admission, everyone welcome!

Born and raised throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan, David is a Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC), a LEED accredited professional, and a registered architect in the province of Ontario.

He has worked on various commercial and residential projects throughout Western Canada, gaining experience with firms such as GEC Architects and McKinley Burkart Architects in Calgary. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in architectural design, history and theory, including systems-based courses studying farmworker housing shortages in the United States and design studios focusing on urban and rural conditions in Kenya. David has also led courses in various community design-build projects using straw bale construction in Kenya and in Montana with the Northern Cheyenne community.

He has recently taught a graduate studio focusing on Indigenous design as well as an introductory building science course emphasizing the impact of climate change on architectural thinking. He also completed a study of Red River Métis contributions to architectural thinking in Canada as part of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant.

David is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario and the RAIC Indigenous Task Force that seeks 'ways to foster and promote indigenous design in Canada'. He was also co-curator of UNCEDED, a team of Indigenous architects under the leadership of Douglas Cardinal, who represented Canada at the 2018 Venice Biennale in Italy.

David is the Associate Director of the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute and Director of the McEwen School of Architecture.

Photo credit: Samantha Samson


Room or Area: 
Room L1060

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.


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