Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Registration is open for the 2019 POP // CAN // CRIT symposium

What is the future of architecture in Canada? Or rather, who is the future of architecture in Canada?

These are the questions that POP // CAN // CRIT 2019: Education and Emergence of Architects in Canada will explore. Join us for a day of panels and discussion on Saturday, October 26, at the Design Exchange in Toronto as we kick-start the 2019 RAIC Festival of Architecture.

Panel topics include The Student // The Intern, The Architect, and The Alternate.  Panelists will discuss student and intern experiences; disconnects between architectural education and practice; the needs of the emerging practitioner; mentorship, and opportunities for continuing education. Speakers will also look at alternative career paths for those educated but not licensed in architecture. The day will close with a roundtable on The Future of Architectural Practice + Education in Canada.


Confirmed Speakers

Stephan Chevalier, Toon Dreessen, FRAIC; Heather Dubbeldam, FRAIC; Zahra Ebrahim, Ksenia Eic, MRAIC; Omar Gandhi, MRAIC; Sascha Hastings, Andrew King, FRAIC; Elsa Lam, FRAIC; Lisa Landrum, MRAIC; Ana Maria Llanos, Ivan Martinovic, FRAIC; Sergio Morales, MRAIC; Richard Sommers, and John Stephenson, FRAIC.

Registration for POP // CAN // CRIT is available as a stand-alone event or in conjunction with RAIC Festival 2019. All attendees will receive online access to the event recording for one year and a RAIC Continuing Education Certificate of Attendance.





POP // CAN // CRIT is an annual national symposium that promotes excellence in architecture through constructive, critical, professional, and academic discourses on contemporary practice and its peripheries. POP // CAN // CRIT explores the in-between spaces of the profession to challenge the ways we see and understand architecture, current practices, contemporary issues, and to propose new solutions for the future of architecture in Canada.

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