The Hill Family Lecture Series: Matthew Crawford On Building Meaning (Past Event)

The Hill Family Lecture Series: Matthew Crawford On Building Meaning

Date + Time

November 19, 2014

Quick Summary

You are invited to a Hill Family Lecture by bestselling author Matthew Crawford, hosted by Cardus and graciously sponsored by The Hill Companies.

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Writes Crawford in his bestseller, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work:

"Given the intrinsic richness of manual work—cognitively, socially, and in its broader psychic appeal—the question becomes why it has suffered such a devaluation as a component of education?"

How can we restore meaning and prestige to the trades? Cardus has been deeply involved in finding answers to this question with the Building Meaning Project. Crawford examines the history and philosophy surrounding this question through the lens of his own experience, going from office worker to motorcycle mechanic.

A Fine Evening:

Joining Crawford in a panel discussion were:

Robert Blakely, Director of Canadian Affairs for the Building and Construction Trades of Canada, and

Sarah Watts-Rynard, Executive Director of the Canadian Apprenticeship Foundation

 

Building Meaning Project Sponsors

Building Meaning Research Partners

Date + Time

November 19, 2014

Location

Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod St
Barrick Salon
Ottawa, Ontario
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