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COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

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INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY PROGRAM LAUNCH

May 18th, 2021

This 5 hour workshop bridged Cambridge Bay-focused knowledge and experience of green and renewable technologies with the expertise of GBT engineers. The workshop helped us to better understand current design flaws in existing Cambridge Bay architecture, local approaches to resolving these issues, and how further collaboration can generate possible new solutions.   

PILOT PROJECT NEEDS AND CHALLENGES  

May 5th and 12th, 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.  

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INUIT TRADITIONAL HOUSING STRATEGIES 

May 21st, 2021

This meeting gathered Inuinnait Elders to update them on the progress of the Nunamiutuqaq program, introduce them to new project participants, and begin outlining traditional Inuit architectural design strategies to deal with various facets of our pilot modular structure including building orientation, local materials, light, heat and airflow.  

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