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Join UC San Diego, Department of Urban Studies and Planning for this event in the USP Colloquium Series, co-sponsored by The Design Lab, the Institute of Arts and Humanities, and the Indigenous Futures Institute. It will take place, virtually, on Wednesday, May 5, 12-1:30pm (PT).

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This talk will discuss the colonial premise for contemporary forms of urban life and the possibilities for Indigenous agency within this context. The fantasy of property is presented as central to a detached relationship with the Land that presents significant challenges for alternative futures.

Dr. David Fortin is an Associate Professor and the current Director of the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University. He is a citizen of the Métis Nation and member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Indigenous Task Force. In 2018, he was the co-curator of UNCEDED: Voices of the Land, a team of Indigenous architects who represented Canada at the Venice Biennale. He is a registered architect and currently working with multiple First Nations and Métis communities on innovative housing projects.