Open Forum Lecture: Catching the Tail

March 14, 2023

4:30 pm EDT



Catching the Tail


Date: Tuesday, March 14, 4:30 p.m. 

Location: The Pit, Architecture Building, Carleton University


This lecture will focus on Jess Myers’ work in sound — the podcast Here There Be Dragons and the exhibition A Pause is Not a Break —while also looking at the relationship between experimental sound and the built environment. 


Jess Myers is an assistant professor of architecture at Rhode Island School for Design. Her practice as an urbanist includes work as an editor, writer, podcaster, and curator. Her podcast Here There Be Dragons takes an in-depth look at the impact of security narratives on urban planning through the eyes of city residents. Her writing can be found in Avery Review, L’Architecture D’Aujourd’hui, Dwell, and The Architect’s Newspaper.


The 2023 Open Forum Lecture Series, led by Dr. Menna Agha and Dr. Omeasoo Wahpasiw, will include three talks, an exhibition, and the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism’s first annual Indigenous Feast. This event aims to transform architectural education in university settings in Canada.


The first edition of the Feast is a two-day workshop grounded in Indigenous knowledge through practices of storytelling, sharing, making, and becoming. Indigenous knowledge keepers will host talks, fabrication and art workshops, food making, and sharing.


The 2023 Open Forum theme is Refuge, referring to the layers of safety and welcome created in the past centuries on Turtle Island. Waves of both refugees and settlers have found a haven here and created new spatial relationships with Indigenous peoples. Refuge made in love and beauty, and sometimes, taking the refuge of home from Indigenous peoples.


Everyone is welcome to attend the events at Carleton University’s Architecture Building.