OAA Conference - Designing for Dignity
The OAA 2023 Conference takes place in Sudbury from June 21 to 23. In addition to special events, award celebrations (including the SHIFT 2023 Health & Architecture Challenge), and networking opportunities, the event offers the opportunity for delegates to earn Structured ConEd hours in award-winning buildings, university campuses, and rugged settings in an experiential learning approach, with rich sessions covering a range of topics from long-term care and livability to cultural integrity and design in a post-COVID environment. Led by experts from across the province and around the world, familiar classroom lectures will be joined by in-situ Case Studies. You definitely do not want to miss this event!
The 2023 Conference explores Designing for Dignity:
Ontario’s architecture profession has the skills, education, and perspective to shape the built environments in which we all live and thrive, and this extends beyond cities and suburbs. For the first time, the OAA is holding its annual conference at the gateway to Northern Ontario—a place of resource extraction and regeneration, of remoteness and richness, of communities and challenges. The setting prompts us to have new conversations as well as to learn from and collaborate with local communities about the role the profession must play in supporting dignity for all.
This Conference will acknowledge those who call Sudbury home, from diverse Indigenous groups and Franco-Ontarians to urbanites, students, and those living in isolated areas. Throughout the province and around the world, it will explore how the architecture profession can better accommodate human needs by listening to local communities. It examines the imperative of respecting the land and planning for several generations… while also considering the need for safe housing, healthy spaces, and inspiring projects here and now.