PANEL DISCUSSION: "Lessons from the Ark for the 21st Century" with Curator Steven Mannell and Architects Ole Hammarlund and David Bergmark

3 April, 2022, 1:00pm

Ole Hammarlund and David Bergmark studying the Ark systems model, Solsearch Architects, summer 1975. This model was used in meetings with government officials, the technical review panel, and the engineering review consultants. Credit: Solsearch Architects. Photographer: Fausta Hammarlund.

Sunday, April 3rd 2022 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | FREE ADMISSION

Please join the Dalhousie Art Gallery, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, and College of Sustainability for an in-person event to mark the Halifax exhibition of Living Lightly on the Earth: Building an Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1974-76. Architects Ole Hammarlund and David Bergmark, who designed and built the PEI Ark, will join curator Steven Mannell for an informal gallery walkabout followed by a discussion. Come see the show and have your book signed!

There will be a short walkabout of the exhibition at 1:00 PM and the panel discussion will start at 1:30 PM. The Dalhousie Architectural Press will have copies of the book Living Lightly on the Earth: Building an Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1974-76 available for sale ($39.95, cash or cheque only) and a book signing will be held following the panel discussion.

The panel discussion will be livestreamed starting at 1:30 PM. Registration can be found below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yCwKb8sAQaC54byiRG6Zxw

ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

As Solsearch Architects, Ole Hammarlund and David Bergmark designed and built the Ark for PEI, and have been based on the Island ever since. Steven Mannell is an architect and Professor of Sustainability and Architecture at Dalhousie University.

The exhibition will be on view until April 17.