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Friday, February 2, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST

Organized by the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, the Building Common Ground Symposium features Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators and scholars, addressing issues of place making, acquisition of embodied knowledge through design and hands-on making, and Indigenous conceptions of space and narrative. Discussions will examine key questions of collaborative research, related to decolonization and reconciliation, that are central to the Waterloo Architecture Design Build Program, building connections between academic research and educational practice, through engagement with First Nations communities.

Presented by: The Waterloo Architecture Design Build Program in partnership with the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre and, student-led initiative, Treaty Lands, Global Stories. 

Sponsored by: The University of Waterloo, The Bob Harding and Lois Claxton Humanities and Social Sciences Endowment Fund, and the University of Waterloo Status for Women and Equity Committee.

Everyone is welcome. Free Registration.

Symposium Schedule

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

- Registration

- Welcoming and Introductory Remarks 

Susan M. Hill, The Clay We Are Made Of 

William Woodworth / Raweno:kwas, Our Common Ground: A Gift from the Ancestors 

- Break 

Richard Kroeker, Two-Eyed Seeing 

- Round Table Discussion, Moderated by: Lori Campbell 

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM 

Rick Hill, Indigenous Space and Sense of Place 

Kahentakeron Deer, Tourism, Culture and Storytelling at Kayanase 

- Break 

Bonnie Freeman, Testing the Waters: Engaging the Tekéni Teyohà:ke Kahswénhtake into Alliance-Building and Research

David O'Brien, Design/Build Complexities 

- Round Table Discussion, Moderated by: Marco Polo 

- Closing Remarks and Acknowledgements​

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