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Option Studio: Cultural Tourism, Architecture and the Sublime – ARC3015

Brandon Bergem
2017 – Instructor: Monica Adair, Stephen Kopp

As Canada celebrates 150 years since confederation we look to a National Historic Site in the country’s first incorporated city and its relation to the sublime to help create a new cultural identity; a new cultural tourism. As architects, we share collective responsibility for our built environment and we have the opportunity to enhance our heritage as we define our future.  Partridge Island holds fascinating human stories that pre-date our confederation with indigenous and natural geologies dating over 300 million years.  The preservation and enhancement of Partridge Island seeks a champion to sustainably lead the charge on the future of this heritage asset.  The preservation of the Island’s physical resources are both a cultural and environmental concern meriting exploration.