Local Architect Showcases Regina’s Structural and Societal History

This Thursday Heritage Regina will present the second lecture in its Winter Lecture Series titled Threads that Bind: The Connections Between Society, Art, and Architecture. Local architect and P3Architecture partner James Youck will lead attendees in a study of Regina’s cultural and societal context, as seen through the lens of the city’s ever-evolving architecture.

From the grand scale of the Saskatchewan legislative building to the intricate detail of some of Regina’s early residential homes, Youck will explore Regina’s past, present and future using some of the longest-lasting historical legacies we leave behind: the structures we build.

“Looking for connections between society, art, and architecture reminds us that our built environment does not occur in a vacuum, but it is a representation of our culture and world view,” said Youck.

Interest in Regina’s architectural roots recently gained prominence as advocates successfully fought to secure heritage designation for The Cook House. Heritage Regina hopes that Thursday’s lecture will provide interested citizens with a better understanding of the importance of designations like these, and the contextual underpinnings on which they are based.

“We want the public to learn about Regina’s amazing architectural treasures in a forum outside of City Council proceedings,” said Heritage Regina President Jackie Schmidt. “Events like Thursday’s lecture aren’t just designed to educate, but to give people a real appreciation for the world around them.”

Threads that Bind is one of five unique events which will cover topics ranging from Regina’s previous airports to famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Heritage Regina was founded with the goal of preserving historic Regina buildings, landmarks and Intangible Cultural Heritage, and offers a growing number of events and programs for the public including a summer walking tour series. The organization is proud to partner with the Artesian to deliver the 2019 Lecture Series. Sponsorship for the series is provided by the City of Regina and The Civic Museum.

More information can be found at www.heritageregina.ca, or by contacting:

Jackie Schmidt, Heritage Regina President – (306) 536-4247

 

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