Speaking Engagement: Sites of Memory – Conservation Challenges in a World Heritage Context

Speaking Engagement: Sites of Memory – Conservation Challenges in a World Heritage Context

Architect Jill Taylor will be speaking at the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. The 13th Montreal Round Table (March 21-23) is organized by the Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage and brings together international experts with diverse perspectives from heritage conservation, sustainable development and related disciplines to explore Sites of Memory: Conservation Challenges in a World Heritage context.

How are architects and historians informing their sense of heritage value through associative values like ideas, beliefs and living traditions? There is a distinct shift from harder architectural and historical sensibilities towards the more intangible social, economic, environmental and spiritual. The 2018 Montreal Round Table brings together architects, conservation specialists, researchers, heritage consultants, and professors from across the globe. Their dialogue will contribute to a better understanding of past and future approaches to articulating and maintaining heritage – how we understand places, not only the physical space but as sites of memory. An expert in Conservation and Heritage, Principal Jill Taylor brings her 30 years of experience to present “Approaches to complex sites: Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.” This award-winning project highlights adaptive reuse of a derelict, abandoned psychiatric hospital into a contemporary campus for over 4,000 students in Toronto, Canada.

For past years’ Round Tables, please visit http://www.patrimoinebati.umontreal.ca