First Heritage Charette at Carleton Explores Heritage and Technology

Carleton University is holding its first Heritage Charette on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.  This year’s theme, in connection with the Carleton Heritage Symposium and Icomos Canada Congress general themes is Heritage and Technology.  The Charrette challenges students and young professionals within multidisciplinary teams in conservation, architecture, historian, landscape, urban planning, engineering and other cross-disciplines, to propose, examine and rethink viable solutions for the revitalization of Victoria Island on the Ottawa River.

Where: The Pit, Azrieli School of Architecture, Carleton University

When: Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 2012

Participants are asked to preserve, reinterpret and reuse the emblematic site as a public space. Solutions are encouraged to explore the issues of access and to create a center of attention in Ottawa, the relationship between preservation and design (both architectural and cultural landscape), land use, water management, habitat protection and respect for the Algonquin community. The goal is to propose initiatives that are coherent with the past and consistent with the aspirations for the future of all stakeholders of this place, including the Algonquin Anishinabeg peoples.


For more information:
Chris Cline
Media Relations Co-ordinator
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391