"Finding Their Voices: A Case Study in Architectural Archeology" & Annual Chapter Meeting

May 7th, 2024 IN-PERSON Dinner Meeting
April 15, 2024 | By CSC Toronto Administrator

Wow! Can you believe it's the last Dinner of the Season. That means in addition to an amazing presentation topic, we will have our Annual Chaper Meeting. We hope the Chapter Members have enjoyed the balance of topics this past season, along with networking opportunities. You might even get some easter eggs at this dinner for topics next season. 

Presentation Description:
As Canada continues the process of Truth and Reconciliation (TR), many Indigenous communities need healing and are looking to recover, preserve and strengthen their place, culture, and language. George Brown College (GBC) in partnership with the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) and the community of Deep River, ON are conducting a collaborative 3-year project titled “Finding Their Voices: A Case Study in Architectural Archeology”.
This presentation will showcase the work to date of George Brown College as they begin to uncover the palimpsest of natural, cultural, and industrial heritage through the medium of photogrammetric, laser and immersive technologies. This research project focuses on an Algonquin built log cabin for the digitization of lost culture, heritage, and language of theproviding an opportunity to engage, educate and redevelop. Digitalization processes will generate cultural preservation outcomes critical to the AOO and the local community for their use in developing resources for education, visual arts, and healing. The research project will chronicle the history of an original Algonquin village now destroyed by embedding traditional stories and narration into an immersive experience and by dealing with the site holistically - use the unique connection between high-tech and traditional cultures to provide better engagement. This project will capture the place, culture, and languages from an historical, archeological, and cultural perspective. The outcomes are important to the Algonquins of Ontario by providing tangible evidence of Algonquin ancestry and continuing their journey of rebuilding and self-sufficiency.

Speaker Bio:  Steffanie Adams 
Architectural Studies Professor @ George Brown College
Steffanie Adams is a member of the Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation and a member of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business. She is a LEED-accredited professional and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto. Steffanie has taught sustainable design courses to educate many of Canada’s largest general contractors and has been involved in over $3M in comprehensive energy-efficient research projects and publications. She teaches architectural technology at George Brown College with a focus on universal design, senior-friendly design, and aging in place in her lectures and studios. She was also the founding member of George Brown College’s Green Team in 2005: a committee designed to assess, monitor, and initiate environmental strategies at the College.
For over 20 years, Steffanie has held a small design consulting practice and has worked closely with one of Canada’s largest sports and recreation developers and operators on many projects providing conceptual designs, technical design reviews, and specialist detailing on all their projects as their sustainability design specialist. 

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
**Registration closes Friday, May 3rd 5th, 2024 @ 12:00PM EST

Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club
141 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON M5M 3A3

Networking - 5:15pm-6:00pm
Annual Chapter Meeting - 6:00pm - 6:20pm
Dinner - 6:20pm-7:10pm
Presentation - 7:10pm-8:10pm

Member - $66.37 + HST = $75.00
Non-Member - $75.22.37 + HST = $85.00
Cash at Door - $88.50 + HST = $100.00
Booklet of 6 Dinner Tickets - $331.86 + HST = $375.00
Students - $26.55 + HST = $30.00

Charles Bosworth, CSC Toronto Chapter Program Committee Officer charles@cpd.ca
Kevin Becessar, CSC Toronto Chapter Vice-Chair & Program Officer associations.kevin@gmail.com
Wendy Kuroiwa, CSC Toronto Chapter Administrator toronto@csc-dcc.ca