CANCELLED: Cabin as Tactic and Strategy, featuring John Bass and Snxakila Clyde Michael Tallio


Main Hall, Daniels Building

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

UBC professor John Bass’s studio collaborations with the Nuxalk First Nation offer illuminating lessons in reciprocal research and design within a specific cultural context. Join him and Nuxalk knowledge keeper Snxakila Clyde Michael Tallio for a discussion on how Nuxalk are integrating traditional and modern forms of governance, and how the building of cabins from a local supply chain addresses the important question of how settler institutions might reconcile their work with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

John Bass is Associate Professor and Chair of Architecture at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. His teaching and research address contested landscapes and he has worked with several B.C. First Nations on collaborative design projects.

A member of the Nuxalk First Nation, Snxakila Clyde Michael Tallio is currently its Cutural Director. He is managing the development of the Nation’s first Big House in over 100 years.