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Thunder Bay Museum (In Person and Virtual): Eladia Smoke – Indigenous Architecture
October 25 @ 7:30 pm
Please join the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society for a lecture from Eladia Smoke on Indigenous Architecture. This will be a in-person event that is free to view. The lecture will be broadcast live via ZOOM for those who cannot attend in-person and recorded and posted to the Museum’s YouTube at a later date.
KaaSheGaaBaaWeak | Eladia Smoke is Anishinaabekwe from Obishikokaang | Lac Seul First Nation, with family roots in Alderville First Nation, Winnipeg, and Toronto. Eladia has worked in architecture since 2002, founded Smoke Architecture as principal architect in 2014, teaches as a Master Lecturer at Laurentian’s McEwen School of Architecture, and serves as a founding member of RAIC’s Indigenous Task Force. Eladia represented Canada at the 2018 Venice Biennale Unceded exhibition as part of an international team of Indigenous designers and architects. Current professional work includes community-based and institutional projects working alongside Indigenous stakeholders, collaborating with First Nation communities, and listening closely to our Elders.
Select recent and current projects:
Concept design for Indigenous People’s Space collaborating with Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and Metis National Federation, working alongside architects Wanda Dalla Costa and David Fortin, and Elder Winnie Pitawanakwat.
Centennial College A-Building Expansion collaborating with Centennial’s Indigenous Working Group and working alongside Dialog and EllisDon.
Carleton University’s Sustainability Research Centre collaborating with Carleton’s Centre for Indigenous Initiatives and working alongside Perkins & Will.
Free Museum Admission during the event. Refreshments will be available.