Nancy Mackin

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As an architect and landscape ecologist, I work with Indigenous communities helping reconstruct knowledge of architecture, foods, and landscape traditions. My practice has focused on buildings and landscapes across the north, including Northern and Western Canada, Northern Norway, and Northern US. My website is www.mackinportfolio.comSee more

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    Summer shelter workshop

    by: Nancy Mackin

    channel: Cambridge Bay | Iqaluktuuttiaq | ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ

     This short video was the first stage of a year-long project investigating traditional shelters of the high Arctic. Although modern materials were employed, traditional methods were used such as tying the structure together and using rocks for foundation and to weight down the waterproof covering. Health Canada's Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program funded the project, led by Dr.

    26-07-2016

  • 9m 26s

    iglu Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit

    by: Nancy Mackin

    channel: Nancy Mackin

     Filmed in April 2016 with support of Health Canada's Climate Change and Health Program for Northern First Nations and Inuit Communities, this short film shows reconstruction of an iglu and qarmaq, for the purpose of understanding the ongoing importance of traditional dwellings for the health and safety of northern peoples. Dr.

    26-07-2016

  • 1m 31s

    Summer shelter workshop

    by: Nancy Mackin

    channel: Nancy Mackin

     This short video was the first stage of a year-long project investigating traditional shelters of the high Arctic. Although modern materials were employed, traditional methods were used such as tying the structure together and using rocks for foundation and to weight down the waterproof covering. Health Canada's Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program funded the project, led by Dr.

    26-07-2016

  • 9m 26s

    Inuit Architecture: Ancient wisdom, future survival

    by: Nancy Mackin

    channel: Kugluktuk | ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ

     Inuit Architecture, including the iglu and qarmaq, continue to be useful in the north as survival shelters. Buildings from Inuit tradition are also important ways of knowing about snow and the land. This video was made with the support of Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for Northern First Nations and Inuit Communities, Dr.

    04-07-2016

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