Department of Architectural Science
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Integrating Indigenous Archaeology into Contemporary Architectural Pedagogy
This presentation is a case study of an architecture studio course integrating indigenous archaeological resources to inform contemporary design challenges. Beginning with archaeological investigations in a digital re-creation of Canada’s largest indigenous city and culminating in the application of indigenous principles in the design of a modest building, the studio demonstrated the architectural merits of drawing upon the wealth of design principles found in a culture’s archaeological past.