Industrial plants can bring with them a whole series of challenges, both from a technical and philosophical perspective. This course will use the Medalta Pottery Site at the Medicine Hat Historic Clay District as a premier case study to analyze a series of approaches to industrial heritage site conservation. Through this course you will develop techniques for examining and understanding the processes and products of industrial plants in order to determine and establish their values and significance. This immersive six-day course will examine the issues surrounding industrial sites through first-hand experience within the context of a functioning site undergoing conservation.
Lorne Simpson, conservation architect, is the senior partner with Simpson Roberts Architects in Calgary. He completed a MA in the Conservation of Historic Structures at the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, York, England and has completed conservation projects throughout southern Alberta for the past 25 years. His earlier career working in the mining industry has provided the understanding and insight for his great interest in industrial sites.
Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District is a 150-acre Canadian National Historic Site in Medicine Hat, Canada. Today the Medalta factory is a state-of-the-art contemporary ceramic artists' studio facility and industrial museum. The Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District provides educational programing, artist-in-residence programs, and research opportunities for scholars.
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