The Azrieli School of Architecture will be hosting the Summer Cities Symposium 2018: Working Waterfronts // Freshwater Fictions. This event is the first summer research-based symposium organized by the Carleton Urban Research Lab (c-url), and will be co-sponsored by the SJB School of Architecture and Planning in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Carleton University acknowledges the location of its campus on the traditional and unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.
Carleton University will welcome speakers, guests, and students from diverse disciplines to explore urban thinking and visualization techniques, and to discuss the implications of ways of imagining, drawing, and telling stories of water and cities. Panel discussions, tours, and workshops will allow participants to engage the variety of creative fictions used by different agents and agencies to describe and to shape river and lakefronts.
The Ottawa-Gatineau Canadian Capital Region’s history is one of competing narratives and cultures, and the River that is the source of the city has shaped and been shaped by those stories. We welcome the perspectives of members of the Indigenous First Nations communities whose territories are the location and the inspiration for this symposium.
This international public symposium will be centered on urban waterfronts, with a focus on equity, infrastructure, and environment.
This multi-day event will provide a foundation and a framework for future international initiatives which will shape the future of Canadian cities, expanding the conversations we are having about the shared challenges of 21st-century urban waterfronts.