NSAA Lecture Series: Commemorative Public Spaces
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Commemorative Public Spaces: The Creation of Shared Meaning and Remembering
Memorials are as old as humanity. This lecture will examine how public memorials have evolved over time from ancient to contemporary times. In particular, examples of recent contemporary public memorials in a variety of global locations shall be discussed to illustrate how modern memorial design interprets ever changing social and cultural values.
BIO: Sharon Fogo B. ENV.DES. B. ARCH NSAA RAIC FRAIC
Sharon Fogo’s architectural and interior design experience spans 35 years. She is a licensed architect and member of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects as well as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Her education relevant to Architecture, includes a Bachelor of Environmental Design and Bachelor of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia now known as Dal Tech.
Most recently, Sharon has returned from China where she has worked as a foreign design consultant since 2003. During this time, she worked in Beijing as an independent consultant for both local Chinese firms as well as Canadian and American foreign firms. Her time in China was almost exclusively focused on the newly expanding residential development industry of which she participated on well over 100 built projects.
Ms. Fogo’s current professional focus is the provision of design services through the architectural and landscape design firm Triptych Design Limited.
BIO: Philip Nortje B. LANDSCAPE ARCH APALA CSLA
Philip Nortje’s landscape design experience spans 35 years. Philip is a licensed landscape and member of the Atlantic provinces Association of landscape architects as well as the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. His education related to landscape architecture includes studies In Landscape Architecture at the University of Pretoria, South Africa followed by studies to attain a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Greenwich University, London UK.
Philip has worked extensively on projects in South Africa, France, China and Canada. His work on four continents has provided him the opportunity to develop skills in many different aspects of landscape design.
While Philip has provided design skills for a variety of landscape projects, he has developed a particular expertise in the design of memorial parks and gardens. As Senior landscape Architect for the Mount Pleasant Group in Toronto he was responsible for the design development of 10 memorial parks and gardens totaling 560 hectares. As well,he has provided design expertise for numerous memorial spaces including design for the first Korea War Veterans Memorial in Canada and the Watson AIDS Memorial Garden in Toronto.
Philip currently resides in Queensland, Nova Scotia and is a Partner in the architecture and landscape design firm Triptych Design Limited.
The Lunenburg School of the Arts lecture and film series, in association with the Nova Scotia Association of Architects – South Shore Chapter, takes place the third Thursday of the month, September – June (some exceptions). Learn more about the NSAA here