PILOT PROJECT NEEDS AND CHALLENGES WORKSHOP
Conducted between May 11th-May 15th, 2021, this two-part virtual workshop brought together northern and southern research partners, engineers, industry experts from construction and material design backgrounds, and individuals with significant experience in building and living in northern homes. The goal of the workshop was to begin mapping needs and challenges for contemporary building in the Canadian Arctic. This workshop developed a strong foundation for the pilot project's key design questions and themes to explore during further interviews and workshops.
Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Robert Cooke (Polar Knowledge Canada)
Carsen Bannister (National Research Council Canada)
Sandi Gillis (Qillaq Innovations)
James Keirstead (Levven Electronics)
Trish Josephs (Imaginea IO)
Jim Gilliland (Williams Engineering)
Trish Josephs (ZS2 Technologies)
Doug Brown (ZS2 Technologies)
These workshops allowed us to begin identifying specific needs and challenges inherent to the building of cultural spaces in the Canadian Arctic. Conversations address a variety of topics ranging from specific infrastructure challenges-such as water delivery and sewage removal- to subjects such as available equipment and capacity in Cambridge Bay. All ideas were noted in abbreviated format, before being filtered into specific categories of design needs.
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