In the next two lectures, planned for February 12 and April 15, we shall learn from insights brought to the table by Professor Rick Haldenby of the School of Architecture. Rick brings a unique perspective to heritage preservation having committed much time and energy to public education, specifically to the importance of excellent architectural design and its influence on public life.
February 12 Lecture: Butterflies on the Felt: At what cost Preservation?
This lecture will present examples of ‘heritage preservation’ as it is done in response to contemporary urban development forms and pressures. The maintenance of facades and fragments of heritage buildings in situations where they are overwhelmed by the use, form, scale and materials of new construction is, at best, dubious and, at worst, cruel and pathetic. The heritage community needs to confront this reality and concoct a response.
Save the Date: April 15 for Part 2 of Rick Haldenby's presentation:
Boom Town Waterloo Region: Heritage in the Age of Growth and the Climate Crisis
675 Queen Street South
Kitchener, ON N2M 1A1