Canada Research Chair in Built Religious Heritage

Blason de l'Université Laval

Research Chair

in Built
Religious Heritage


Have you ever stopped to really examine the place where you live or work? Maybe you are like the proverbial fish in the water unaware of its surroundings, its veritable life support system.

The Chair’s work is based on the following premise: the built environment is a knowable, four-dimensional archive having many scales, from the landscape to the furnishings of a single room. The built environment results from the sedimentation of past choices, consciously or unconsciously acknowledged. Urban and rural areas, buildings and sites and décor all materialise one or more worldviews. People attribute varying degrees of value to the different components that make up their surroundings, which ultimately guide their decision-making over whether to preserve or demolish certain elements within it.

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Review of the book Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel sur mRb

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