Making Sense

Newfoundland Climates

Aylin Malcolm


In this conversation with woodworker Mike Paterson and architect Di Wei, we discuss the impact of the harsh Newfoundland climate on local styles of craft and construction. We also touch on the challenges posed by climate change, and the possibility of even larger storms in a region that is already susceptible to extreme weather events. These clips are drawn from the first episode of Northern Elements, a PPEH-supported podcast miniseries about the basic materials of Canada and the people who work with them.

Full episode below! To hear updates to this podcast and more, visit Music: Doctor Turtle, “Over the Water, Humans Gather,”