6th Rural Romp: Canadian Rural Heritage

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The sixth annual Rural Romp is here, with the theme of ‘Rural Heritage’! Hosted by the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) at the University of Guelph, this two-part panel event will explore rural heritage conservation strategies, challenges, career pathways and research inspirations from near and far. 

This panel session takes place on March 4th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, in which professionals in the industry will offer insight into planning and rural heritage conservation in a local context. The session panelists include Karen Lang from the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) who will be presenting on the Windermere History Project along with Barbara Dutton from the Windermere Women’s Institute; Jennifer Larocque, creator at PopSilos Inc., which celebrates rural architecture in Ontario through art; Robert Pajot, Regeneration project leader at the National Trust for Canada who will be sharing data on rural places of faith; Shelley Ludman and Emma Abramowicz from ERA Architects who will be presenting on an ongoing initiative involving Ontario farmsteads.

A second panel discussion on international rural heritage will take place on March 5 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST. 

Everyone is welcome to join the 6th Rural Romp. Registration is free, but required. If you have any questions about the upcoming event do not hesitate to contact Sampoorna Bhattacharya


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