Place and Placelessness in the North: Themes in Northern Housing Research
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 12-1 p.m.
The Nexus Centre is hosting a discussion on northern housing research with Professors Peter Whitridge (Archaeology) and Julia Christensen (Geography). Place and Placelessness in the North: Themes in Northern Housing Research will explore the Inuit archaeological record in the Canadian Arctic, which stretches back over 800 years. Dr. Whitridge will discuss how a small proportion of these have been investigated archaeologically but many others are informative on the surface, providing a strong evidentiary basis for characterizing the changing forms of Inuit living and community spaces over this long period of occupancy of the North. Dr. Christensen will discuss her ongoing research in housing and experiences of homelessness in the Canadian North and Greenland, with an emphasis on the intersections between northern urban geographies, northern housing policy and local conceptualizations of home and health. An open discussion will follow. The event is free and open to everyone in the university community as well as the general public. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Nexus Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences at Memorial University.
Presented by The Nexus Centre