Join Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for this expert panel exploring the many factors – from nature and housing to climate and art – that make a healthy city.

During this instalment of the Healthy Cities panel series, Our Built Environment, experts will ask what is the contribution of the built environment to a healthy city and conversely, to the rise of an unhealthy city? The panellists — with backgrounds in Indigenous public education, architectural history and theory, architecture and sustainable heritage conservation — will collectively address the question of what exactly a healthy city looks, sounds and feels like.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 at 7 p.m.

About the Moderator and Panellists:

Prof. Malini Guha (moderator) is an associate professor of Film Studies at Carleton. She is cross-appointed with the Institute for Studies in Art and Culture and is affiliated with Migration and Diaspora Studies. Guha’s research and teaching are broadly concerned with spatiality and the cinema, with an emphasis on postcolonial and post-imperial modes of mobility, migration, displacement and settlement.

Jaime Morse is Michif from northern Alberta, growing up in Lac La Biche and the surrounding area. Currently, Morse works as an educator at the National Gallery of Canada in Indigenous Programs and Outreach. As a visual artist and dance group manager, Morse is also an active part of Michif cultural heritage through creative avenues. She is the mother of four and the owner of Indigenous Walks, a walk and talk tour through downtown Ottawa exploring social, political and cultural issues from an Indigenous perspective. Morse currently acts as the VP for Ottawa Heritage Connexions, is a board member for the Distress Centre of Ottawa Region and is on multiple parent advisory councils.

Prof. Susan Ross is an architect licensed in Quebec who has practiced in Montreal and Berlin, a former senior conservation architect in the Canadian government, and now associate professor at the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton, with cross appointment to the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism. Ross teaches about sustainable heritage conservation and the historic urban landscape, and her published research includes urban water supply landscapes in Montreal, conservation of modern wood heritage in Vancouver and 1930s apartment buildings in Ottawa. Her current focus examining the relationship between heritage and waste is documented on Waste Heritage Research. Active in local, national and international heritage organizations, Ross is co-chair of the National Roundtable on Heritage Education, and a member of the College of Fellows of the Association for Preservation Technology.

Prof. Peter Coffman is the supervisor of Carleton’s History and Theory of Architecture program, and past president of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. His main area of research is Canadian historical architecture, particularly in Atlantic Canada. His architectural commentary appears periodically in newspapers, on radio and on TV and his architectural photography has illustrated many publications in addition to his own.

Prof. Gül Kale is an assistant professor of Architectural History and Theory. She is trained as an architect and architectural historian. She received her Ph.D. (2014) and M.Arch II degree from the Architectural History and Theory Program at McGill University. She has been awarded the prestigious Getty/ ACLS postdoctoral fellowship in Art History in 2018-2019 and was an AKPIA associate at Harvard University during Winter 2019. She was also granted postdoctoral fellowships from the University of Bonn’s Annmarie-Schimmel Kolleg and the Art Histories Program of the Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin. Her specialties are architectural history and theory with a focus on the early modern Ottoman empire and global intellectual histories and theories of design and the built environment in the wider Mediterranean world. Her book-length project is the first sustained and critical analysis of A Book on Architecture, written by a scholar on Ottoman architecture and on the life of an Ottoman chief architect. Her articles and works in progress range from the relationship between architectural practice, mathematical knowledge and social affairs to the varying definitions and uses of geometry in architecture, and from the social, material, and intellectual histories of inlaid artwork, to the relation between music, architecture, and poetry.

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