September 14, 2015
by Canadian Architect
strange & familiar: architecture on fogo island
OPEN, Regina Advocates for Design (RAD) and the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation have announced Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island
as the first title in the tri-city Architecture + Design Film series.
On sparsely populated Fogo Island, Newfoundland, a world-class development inhabits the rugged coastal landscape. These striking artists’ studios by Norway-based Canadian architect Todd Saunders bring together the past and present culture of the island in an expression of the place that resonates with locales and visitors alike.
Strong parallels with the Saskatchewan architectural and arts scene are unmistakeable, and this film illustrates how celebrating the unique characteristics of a relatively unknown place through design can lead to extraordinary results.
OPEN and RAD are excited to offer the film to the public for free, with the help of their host venues—the Two Twenty in Saskatoon provided by Shift Development, and the RPL Film Theatre in Regina, provided by the Regina Public Library.
This film event is part of an effort to provide an ongoing contribution to the local design community and was made possible by the generous support of the RAIC Foundation.
Following a screening in Winnipeg on September 18, 2015, Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island screens in both Saskatoon and Regina on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:00pm. An introduction and post-discussion will take place; the Saskatoon venue offers a cash bar. The Common at the Two Twenty is located at 220 20th Street West in Saskatoon, and the Regina Public Library is located at 2311 12th Avenue in Regina.
Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.
Watch an enticing trailer of the film here: http://sitemedia.ca/films/todd-saunders/