The project invites a wide variety of researchers, disciplines and expertise, as well as representatives of Inuit organizations and communities, around a crucial challenge for the development, well-being and health of the Nordic populations, that is culturally appropriate, safe, affordable and resilient living environments and opportunities. The profound social and cultural nature of the present challenge will thus be tackled by a seasoned and dedicated team that has a genuine knowledge of the Inuit people, a sensible experience of their land and territories, and several concrete realizations (both in terms of collaborations with communities, empirical research and design productions).
Disciplines like architecture, geomorpholgy, urban design, regional planning and anthropology will meet with Inuit traditional knowledge (Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit), empathy, ingenuity and resourcefulness in order to collectively devise an atlas of best practices and opportunities, that is a depository of models, actions and policies proposing alternative scenarios for sustainable and culturally adequate living environments.
ANNANACK, David - Mayor of the Northern Village of Kangiqsualujjuaq
GADBOIS, Claude - Board Member and Councilor at Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau
PARSONS, Paul - Director of Municipal Public Works at Kativik Regional Government
Principal Investigators, Université Laval
Co-investigators, Université Laval
HEROUX, Maxime - Architect at MXHX inc.
Granted Students, Université Laval
NIGET, Melaine - MSc in Urban Design