May 18, 25, June 1: The Willowbank Lecture Series presents: URBAN DWELLING : Creative ways to engage with our shared urban landscape. Registration: $10. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m (Speaker 10-12/Discuss 12-2-ish…). Willowbank is an independent and innovative educational institution in the cultural heritage field with three primary components. It is a beautiful 13-acre National Historic Site with an impressive 1830s mansion on the Niagara Parkway; it is a School of Restoration Arts, which grants a Diploma in Heritage Conservation to graduates of its intense three-year program; and it is a Centre for Cultural Landscape, which serves as a focus of research, workshops, lecture series, conferences, short courses, and consulting activities related to its mission.
This year’s Willowbank Lecture speakers form a diverse and provocative group. They will discuss more innovative, collaborative and sustainable ways of engaging with our shared urban landscape. It’s an impressive line-up:
May 18 : Urban exploration and the power of curiosity
10am ANDREW EMOND, Photographer from Montreal
May 25 : Let’s forget about ‘heritage’: people and place in the contemporary landscape
10am DR. JOHN SCHOFIELD, Archaeologist from York, England
June 1 : Artifact and ritual: reshaping the cultural landscape
10am JULIAN SMITH, Architect / Planner from Niagara-on-the-Lake
The Willowbank community is broad and diverse and united in believing that understanding and nurturing cultural heritage is an essential part of a shared and sustainable future. Willowbank is an independent and innovative educational institution. It has a highly-regarded staff, led by well-known architect, scholar and educator Julian Smith; an outstanding international faculty; and a distinguished Board of Directors. Its graduates are leaders and innovators in the field. http://www.willowbank.ca
To register, call 905-262-1239 ext 21, make your reservation, they will email your confirmation.