April 1, 2016


PlaceMaking: How Medalta Potteries Did It

"Medalta Potteries - A Perfect Collision of Past and Present", Saturday, May 7

Medalta Potteries is the centrepiece of Medicine Hat’s Historic Clay District, a 46 acre industrial heritage complex encompassing two designated national historic sites and three designated Alberta historic resources. After 25 years of conservation, the factory floors have been transformed into a dynamic museum space which activates community and inspires change. 

» PlaceMaking: Workshops and Speakers

PlaceMaking: How Granville Island Did It

Keynote Session, Friday, May 6

We are delighted to announce that Norman Hotson, Architect, AIBC, AAA, OAA, FRAIC, RCA will be joining "PlaceMaking: Where Arts & Heritage Collide" as keynote speaker!

During 35 years of practice at DialogNorman has designed and led a diversity of award-winning projects in architecture, planning, and urban design.

Using these expertise, Norman served as the Government of Canada's coordinating architect for the heralded redevelopment of Granville Island, the host location of PlaceMaking: Where Arts & Heritage Collide. Granville Island is a great success as one of the most important urban precedents of our time and prime example of placemaking. This mixed-use environment has become a cultural legacy for Vancouver and lives up to the original mandate of creating a people place in the city.

PlaceMaking: How Can We Do it

"What Would I Save To Protect My Neighbourhood?”, Saturday, May 7

What is the use of saving a building when it is destined to live out its remaining years in a wasteland? As we applaud our conservation successes we need to widen the focus of our efforts so that we may preserve the communities
that make the objects of our affection meaningful. By exploring what makes our neighbourhoods work we can begin to identify what is important so that we may allow new development to enhance our communities rather than bring about their demise.

Javier Campos, President, Heritage Vancouver Society hosts this panel conversation and workshop to discuss the importance of considering context and the imperative to develop an understanding of neighbourhood ecosystems as way to direct preservation and guide development. 

» Register now for PlaceMaking: Where Arts & Heritage Collide

Remember, the Heritage BC AGM takes place 12:15PM, Friday, May 6, at our annual conference! We are accepting nominations for the Board of Directors until April 15!

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Culture-Heritage Maps