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Figurr Presents at RAIC 2022 Virtual Conference on Architecture

June 15, 2022 - Announcement
Bruno Morin, Partner and Architect at Figurr Architects Collective co-presented with Marie St-Gelais, Innu Engineer and owner of Ashini Consultants at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) 2022 Virtual Conference on Architecture this month.  

Their presentation, “Facilitating an Indigenous-led Design Process Through Collaboration,” examines the resources available to the architecture, engineering, and construction industry that support the Indigenous design and Indigenous-led design processes. Acknowledging Canada’s call to action regarding economic development projects, the presenters discuss how project teams can effectively facilitate Indigenous-led design projects that reflect cultural values. 

Bruno and Marie look at a collaborative approach to an Indigenous-led design process through four case studies. The first two completed projects to be discussed:  

      

The design team for the two projects in Mani-Utenam made up of Indigenous and non-Indigenous professionals takes an inclusive approach to each project presented. Engaging in “deep listening,” they use imagery and storytelling to engage the community and offer a canvas through which to lead the design process. 

“The RAIC Conference has been a wonderful opportunity to share the project team’s collaborative approach to Indigenous-led design processes with our colleagues in the architecture industry across Canada. Figurr is honoured to have built strong relationships with many Indigenous communities across Quebec.” - Bruno Morin, Architect and Partner 

The presentation is recorded and has been made available online and on-demand through the RAIC’s virtual conference and learning management system.  

To view the full program and schedule of events, please visit the RAIC’s website