in collaboration with redxtalks, d.talks presents:

An Evening with Douglas Cardinal


“When we plan for the future generations to thrive on our lands, we must also plan for the future of all living beings that share the land with us. We must plan for the future of our life-givers for without them our future is in jeopardy.” Douglas Cardinal 

June 13
Contemporary Calgary Centennial Planetarium
Calgary, AB.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.|Program starts at 6:30 p.m.

A forerunner of philosophies of sustainability, green building, and ecologically designed community planning, the architecture created by Douglas Cardinal springs from his keen observation of Nature, and an understanding that everything works seamlessly together. 

Many of his early buildings are located in Alberta: in Grand Prairie, St. Albert, Edmonton, Ponoka, Red Deer and Stony Plain. More recently, he co-curated UNCEDED, at the Canadian Pavilion of the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

In celebration of Douglas Cardinal’s Indigenous ancestry, the talk will be followed by a REDx Intertribal with refreshments by local aboriginal chef Shane Chartrand; and to close the evening, a discussion in the oral tradition.

This event is supported in part by the Calgary Foundation, with a special thanks to the Art Gallery of Alberta, the University of Alberta, the Alberta Association of Architects and Contemporary Calgary. A special thanks to our co-presenter: REDx Talks.