IMG_3933As the Curator of Natural Resources and Industrial Technologies at Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, Rebecca is fascinated by human-environmental relations. Her projects include: gathering and producing energy stories, exploring the slow memory and climate change, and investigation multiperspectival experiences of deindustrialziation.

Prior to starting at Ingenium in 2019, Rebecca was the Executive Director of the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis and a Contract Instructor at the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University, as well as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin.  She came to Ottawa in 2014 as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow after having completed her DPhil in Oxford with a project that read the city’s museum landscape and architecture through the lens of Cultural Memory.

As a curator and as a theoretician and practitioner of Cultural Memory, Rebecca’s work engages with the contemporary resonance of cultural heritage. Her research aims to articulate the philosophical and literary content of built environments (museums, cities) by finding the conceptual language that situates these narratives in high-level critical discourse. Her curatorial and creative work experiments with translating philosophical and critical concepts into collaborative installations and interventions. All of her projects explore the legacies of the past and invite readers and visitors to contemplate what heritage means to them.

If you would like more information about Rebecca’s experience (publishing, teaching, administrative), please download her academic cv.

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