February 20, 2012
by Canadian Architect
Migrating Landscapes is an open ideas competition for young Canadian architects and designers. This competition will be the main process for creating Canada’s official entry to the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture, entitled Migrating Landscapes. Themed around migration and cultural identity, Migrating Landscapes examines how we as Canadians express our diverse cultural memories and the settling/unsettling dynamic of migration in contemporary settlements and/or dwellings. The competition invites young Canadian architects and designers to reflect on their migration experiences and cultural memories, and to design dwellings onto a new landscape – an exhibition infrastructure designed to accommodate the competition entries.
The project was inspired by the experiences of three young first-generation Canadians who live in Winnipeg: Johanna Hurme (5468796 Architecture Inc., originally from Finland), Sasa Radulovic (5468796 Architecture Inc., originally from the Former Yugoslavia) and Jae-Sung Chon (University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture, originally from South Korea). Ms. Hurme, Mr. Radulovic and Mr. Chon have joined together as a curatorial team known as the Migrating Landscapes Organizer (MLO). MLO have acted as organizers and curators of the project.
Since November 2011, the Migrating Landscapes exhibition has been travelling around the country, capturing regional submissions in several provinces. The show has landed in Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax and Saskatoon, and is now on display in Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. Come view the exhibit at Brookfield Place in downtown Toronto until Friday, February 24, 2012; at Parisian Laundry in Montreal until Saturday, February 25, 2012; and at The Forks in Winnipeg until Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
For more information, please visit http://migratinglandscapes.ca/regional-events.