Phillips Memorial Lecture | Pluriverse Rising: Indigenous Design

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 19:00 to 20:00

The Annual Phillips Memorial Lecture 2022

The global pandemic has posted unprecedented challenges across a variety of fronts, disrupting conventional approaches to a wide range of activities, including architecture. For architects, the deep relationships and authenticity to place and people that come from ‘working in place, with people of the place’ has been hampered during this time. How do we continue to honour connectedness, relationships and relationality in our built environment?

This talk will define Indigenous architecture, review changes in the field, and finally, through the lens of Cultural Sustainability Theory in Architecture, review a series of projects including the Indigenous Peoples Space located at 100 Wellington Street (former U.S. Embassy) in Ottawa.

This Lecture Will be Presented via ZOOM | Pre-Registration Required | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Wanda Dalla Costa, AIA, LEED A.P. is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation. She is a practicing architect, a professor and a YBCA 100 2019 honoree. At Arizona State University, she is the director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program, which brings together tribal community members, industry and a multidisciplinary team of ASU students and faculty to co-design and co-develop solutions for tribal communities. Dalla Costa holds a Master of Design Research in City Design from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary.

The Phillips Memorial Lecture honours Heritage Ottawa's co-founders Bob and Mary Anne Phillips.


Presented via ZOOM | Pre-Registration Required
Ottawa, ON