The 2013 Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) was held from 7-11 June in the towns of Gaspé and Percé, on the Gaspé Pensinsula in eastern Québec, Canada. Jointly organised by the Canada Research Chair in Built Religious Heritage and the non-profit organisation Patrimoine Gaspésie, the annual meeting of the VAF attracted some 200 attendees from the region and especially from all across North America. Over the course of several days, architectural historians, geographers, folklorists, historic preservation professionals, and amateurs interested in heritage discovered architecture typical of the Gaspé. The two guided tours, developed by the chairholder and her devoted team of volunteers and paid assistants, featured sites normally closed to the public as well as essential stops on any tourist’s itinerary to give added context. A Forum Workshop was added to the traditional VAF programming to allow participants to exchange observations and share expertise with local groups and key stakeholders. Each of the eight breakout sessions addressed specific issues encountered at the sites they had visited during the tours.
You were unable to attend the 2013 VAF? You would like to learn more about the vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes of the Gaspé-Percé region? In addition to making the participant’s workbook and the seven field guides available, we are in the process of preparing supplementary visual material related to each of the sites visited, notably photographs taken in the course of field documentation and drawings (plans, sections, elevations) that were not published in the field guides.
The chairholder allows, without special authorization, use of content from its Web portal for educational, private study or research purposes, provided the source of the images and/or texts is clearly indicated.
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To view complementary documentation for each of the sites of the 2013 Gaspé-Percé VAF go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/crcprb/albums