« The Buildings All Around Us
Date and Time: Saturday, March 8, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: 688 Sherbrooke Street West
Space is limited so register now.
An exercise in how to understand the buildings that Montrealers walk past every day, this session will go beyond looking to reading and decoding—when and why was that building designed and built that way? Who built it? In the first part of the session, participants will learn how to observe a building in the downtown area using images and a site visit. The second part of the session will focus on how to find out more about that building and its Montreal neighbourhood.
Nancy Dunton is a consultant specialising in the presentation of projects on architecture including conferences, architectural walking tours, and exhibitions. Active in the management of organisations and architectural projects since 1981, she was Head of University and Professional Programmes for the Canadian Centre for Architecture from 1997 to 2005. Co-author, with Helen Malkin, of A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Montreal, published in 2008, she currently teaches Reading the City: Montreal and Its Neighbourhoods at the McGill School of Architecture and Design Theory at Dawson College. Her volunteer activities include serving on the Board of Directors of Heritage Montreal. »
(Source: April Babey, Marketing Assistant, PACE Program, McGill University School of Continuing Studies)