Architectural historian Magdalena Milosz considers postwar residential schools and the illusion of progress.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Settler-Colonial Modern

Writing about modernism in colonial contexts, architectural historian Gwendolyn Wright proposes that “the physical environment became a strategy for enforcing common values while maintaining difference within a conjoint modern world.” In Canada, little else exemplifies this statement so strongly as the century-long experiment known as residential schools.

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