An Indigenous sense of place

Monday, January 9, 2023

The Indigenous Peoples' Space building in Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. David Fortin shared that Indigenous design is finally receiving the recognition it deserves.  

Public and private institutions alike are looking for designers to include Indigenous “elements” in the design of buildings and landscapes. But Fortin, a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario, cautions that Indigeneity isn’t an aesthetic.  

Honouring an Indigenous relationship to land requires a lot more than eco-friendly building materials, says Fortin, a professor in Waterloo’s School of Architecture.

Read the full article in University of Waterloo Magazine.

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