Staff from Parkin’s Ottawa office attended the “Seeing the Light, the Inuit Way conference” on Friday October 19, 2018, to further expand their understanding of Inuit traditions, history and culture. As part of our philosophy, Parkin believes it important to understand a building’s programmatic requirements as well as the culture and traditions of those who occupy the spaces. The conference provided insight into this concept.
Attendees were humbled by the heart-rending stories, personally described by an Inuk, and the many challenges they still face today. They also had the opportunity to meet a number of Inuit and learn the importance of the Qulliq, various Inuit games, throat singing and drumming.