Living atlas of quality
in architecture and the built environment

Four themes for the online convention, November 7-8-14-16, 2023

Spatial justiceSpatial justice
Integrated resilienceIntegrated resilience
Processes & policiesProcesses & policies
Inclusive designInclusive design

Second Online Convention: 7-8-14-16 November 2023

We are happy to announce that our annual Online Convention will be taking place on the 7th, 8th, 14th, and 16th of November 2023. This year, we are introducing a fresh format for our online convention, featuring four sessions, each lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Each session will focus on a distinct topic based on the survey conducted last month. These sessions are being meticulously crafted and facilitated by interdisciplinary teams of partners.
The sessions (all the sessions will run from 12h00 to 13h30 ET):
  • (A) Minimum Quality Thresholds – November 7:

In each research situation, are we already in a position to define one or more quality thresholds (low quality) below which the built environment should never fall?

-Session moderated by: Terrance Galvin (Laurentian University), Susan Speigel (OAA), Morteza Hazbei (student Concordia University)

  • (B) Accessibility vs. Sustainability – November 8:

Is it inevitable to bring these two major objectives of our approach to quality into tension? How can they work in synergy?

-Session moderated by : Bechara Helal (Université de Montréal), Nooshin Esmaeili (student University of Calgary), Kevin Ng (Rick Hansen Foundation)

  • (C) Establishing Shared Values – November 14:

Should we reconcile value sets across various groups? (Expectations on the Partnership approach and Multiple Definitions of Quality)

-Session moderated by : Josie C. Auger (Athabasca University), Sarah Huxley (Foundation Louis & Véro), Trishtina Godoy-Contois (student Athabasca University)

  • (D) Lived Experience as a Prerequisite – November 16:

How should we define awareness-raising among professionals and actors in the built environment, and how should these players be trained to integrate lived experience into the qualitative approach?

-Session moderated by :Sara Jacobs (University of British Columbia), Sonia Blank (Architecture Sans Frontière Québec), Paloma Castonguay-Rufino (student Université de Montréal)