May 24 - May 27, 2017
11 Colonel By Drive, CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4
This three-day Festival celebrates the theme of Architecture 150. As Canadians celebrate our country’s 150th anniversary, we will pause to consider the role of architecture in creating our built heritage and expressing our culture as we move forward.
Architecture profoundly affects people; it forms the buildings and communities that Canadians call home; it reflects the values of society. The work of architects is essential to human well-being, quality of life and economic prosperity. Canadians increasingly appreciate design, yet public awareness of the role of architects is lower than the profession would like. Architects have the skills and creativity to address societal issues such as climate change, disaster preparedness, affordable housing and livable communities. As we solidify the cultural legacy of past generations, how do we re-position architects as the leaders of the complex process of creating the built environment and strengthening the future of our cities?
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