Working Waterfronts // Freshwater Fictions

Working Waterfronts // Freshwater Fictions

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - Saturday, July 14, 2018

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Architecture Building

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

Catherine Bonier, +1 613-520-2600 ext. 2816,


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About this Event

Host Organization: Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism
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The Azrieli School of Architecture will be hosting the Summer Cities Symposium 2018: Working Waterfronts // Freshwater Fictions. This international public symposium will be centered on urban waterfronts, with a focus on equity, infrastructure, and environment. The event is 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 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.

// Friday, July 13
Opening and Welcome (8:30am)
Panel 1 – Edges and Equity (9-10:30)
Panel 2 – Plans and Visions (10:45-12:30)
* Break for Lunch *
Panel 3 – Power and Place (2-3:30)

4:30 pm meet at Ottawa’s Pindigen Park.
+ Ottawa/ Gatineau Tour (4:30-6:30)

// Saturday, July 14
Panel 4 – Future Fictions (9-10:30)
Student design workshop (11-3:30)

Public Reception + Closing Comments (3:30-5:30)

+All events take place at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, unless otherwise noted.

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