After several years of inquiry into the origins and contemporary state of Métis architecture in the Prairie Provinces, a one-day Métis Architecture and Design Symposium was hosted at Laurentian University’s […]
On May 24th to the 27th, the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada held their 43rd Annual Conference in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre. The […]
From May 30th-June 4th, 2016, Jason presented a paper at the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada annual conference in Regina Saskatchewan. The paper, titled “Towards and Architecture of Métis Resistance: The Evolving Tectonic and Spatial Orders of a Saskatchewan Vernacular,” was co-authored by David Fortin, Jason Surkan and Dani Kastelein. The paper focused a method of home construction unique to the Métis families of the St. Laurent district in Saskatchewan. The full text can be found here and the presentation here.
As part of Laurentian University’s Research WeekFebruary 29th to March 4th, David presented a talk titled “Indigenous Design Matters: Emerging Directions in Architectural Research” that expressed the importance of place […]
From May 27-30th, 2015, David presented a paper at the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada annual conference in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. The paper, titled “The Assemblage […]
On June 19th, two days prior to the 2014 National Aboriginal Day at the President’s Soapbox series on Laurentian University campus, Professor Fortin presented a short talk titled “Beyond Style: […]