Living Dialogs

Can the buildings that we live in come alive? Could such living buildings help us to create a healthier, more sustainable future? Could they become adaptive, resilient structures that care for the planet while empathizing, comforting and inspiring us? The Living Dialogs series brings together scholars and thinkers to collectively reflect on living architecture and its implications for our changing world.

We believe that knowledge creation, like living architecture itself, is a collaborative and living endeavour – that meaning is not simply created through the exchange of information but that ideas are formed through open and emergent conversations.

Podcast S3E3: Living Architecture: the role of ceremony, ritual, and critical pedagogy in being-in-the-world.

With Philip Beesley and David Fortin

1:03:32 —

July 3, 2024

In this episode, Living Dialogs host Edgar Cardenas is joined by Métis architect David Fortin and LASG founder Philip Beesley to explore the themes of ceremony, ritual, and relationality, and their connections to the evolving field of architecture. They discuss how these elements influence pedagogy and contribute to transforming architectural practices and relationships.


Supported by the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative and the University of Waterloo.

  • Toolbox Dialogue Initiative
  • University of Waterloo

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.