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James Ashby, an independent scholar, focuses on the built heritage of the modern era and its continuity into the future. As a heritage conservation architect, he worked in the private and public sectors in Canada, and in the non-profit sector in the United States where he led the restoration of R. Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Dwelling Machine. Ashby has advised on nominations of modern built heritage to the UNESCO World Heritage List. He was granted a Los Angeles residency at The Getty, as a conservation guest scholar. Based in Ottawa, he has lectured widely and his research has been published in journals in North America, Europe, and Asia.