More Stories About Ports and Polar Bears: A Future for Churchill, Manitoba

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  • In the summer of 2016, the only arctic seaport of Canada in Churchill, Manitoba, faced a controversial and complete closure of operations. Currently, the port’s vacant grain elevators tower over the coastal tundra landscape as a landmark to the town’s existence as a former outpost of northern prosperity shaped by the railway and past technological advancements and scientific ambitions. This project imagines a re-appropriation of the Churchill sea port and its infrastructure through themes of nature and technology. A narrative of the relationship between human and nature is explored through the advent of an optimistically changing climate and the effects on buildings. This thesis substantiates a reconsideration for how climate change might influence long term decisions for the built environment in northern Canada.

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  • Copyright © 2017 the author(s). Theses may be used for non-commercial research, educational, or related academic purposes only. Such uses include personal study, research, scholarship, and teaching. Theses may only be shared by linking to Carleton University Institutional Repository and no part may be used without proper attribution to the author. No part may be used for commercial purposes directly or indirectly via a for-profit platform; no adaptation or derivative works are permitted without consent from the copyright owner.
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  • 2017


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