2021-10-11 - 2021-10-14
June marks National Indigenous History Month and this year the Canadian Urban Institute, together with Engineers Canada, National Trust for Canada, The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Canadian Institute of Planners, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Urban Development Institute and the Urban Land Institute Toronto will explore city building and placemaking from the Indigenous perspective.
Join us on Thursday, June 3rd from 12-1:15pm for an intimate conversation with world-renowned architect, Douglas Cardinal. The event will open with a screening of the 30-minute documentary Douglas Cardinal: Architect of the Future and move to a conversation led by interviewer Randy Herrmann, Director of the Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) at the University of Manitoba. Mr. Herrmann is a member of the Manitoba Métis community.
The film reveals how Mr. Cardinal’s Anishinaabe culture and Indigenous worldview fuel his creative genius. Written by his wife, Idoia and produced by Douglas Cardinal, the film features his friend, world-renowned artist, Alex Janvier and their pledge to change Canada’s colonialism through their art. For a sneak peak, view the trailer.