Indigenous Design Thinking:
Pathways and Approaches

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: MacEwan Hall A&B, 402 Collegiate Blvd NW (Map)

The Indigenous Design Thinking symposium, presented by the Faculty of Environmental Design, is the first major event of its kind following the launch of the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy ii’ taa’ poh’ to’ p The event focuses on pathways to careers in design for indigenous students and indigenous approaches to design.


1:00 PM  Opening Ceremony/Land Acknowledgement
1:10 PM  Welcome/Opening Remarks

PATHWAYS to careers in design for indigenous students:

1:20 PM  Keynote 1 - Douglas Cardinal (Douglas Cardinal Architect, Ottawa)
2:00 PM  Panel 1: Pathways to Design for Indigenous Students
Moderator: Dr. Suzanne Morrissette (Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary)
                   Wanda Dalla Costa (Arizona State University, Tempe)
                   David Fortin (Laurentian University, Sudbury)
                   Jennifer Redvers (Whitehorse)
3:30 PM   Break

Indigenous APPROACHES to design:

4:00 PM  Panel 2: Indigenous Ways of Design
Moderator: Wanda Dalla Costa ( Arizona State University, Tempe)
                   Cheyenne K. Thomas (Designer, Winnipeg)
                   Matthew P.J. Hickey (Two Row Architect, Ohsweken)
5:00 PM  Reception
6:00 PM  Keynote 2 - Douglas Cardinal (Douglas Cardinal Architect, Ottawa)
7:00 PM  Closing Remarks

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