Canada Council for the Arts reveals 2023 Venice Biennale of Architecture shortlist
Four teams are competing to represent Canada at next year's Biennale.
The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the shortlisted candidates for Canada’s official representation at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
The team and proposal that will represent Canada at the next Venice Biennale of Architecture will be announced in March 2022. The exhibition will take place at the Canada Pavilion in the Giardini from May to November 2023.
The shortlist includes:
Architects Against Housing Alienation
Not for Sale!: Housing Beyond Capitalism
Canada is suffering from a deep and protracted housing crisis—ranging from a widespread lack of affordability to under-housing, precarious housing, and homelessness. This contemporary reality formed through the extractive logic of speculative real estate, is built on the simultaneous colonial dispossession of Indigenous lands and the modern invention of fee-simple property. In order to advocate for an urgent response to this urban and Indigenous emergency, the Architects Against Housing Alienation (A.A.H.A.) propose that the Canada Pavilion present a genealogy of the crisis alongside a mass of activist demonstrations, conversations, and architectural visions for housing beyond capitalism.
- Adrian Blackwell, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo School of Architecture
- David Fortin, Associate Professor, McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University
- Matthew Soules, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia
- Patrick Stewart, Adjunct Professor, McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University
- Sara Stevens, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia
- Tijana Vujosevic, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia
Chevalier Morales Collaborative
Pre-Occupied Architectures / Prerequisites
Pre-Occupied Architectures / Prerequisites looks at how buildings meet their ground as a shared space with a deep history—one that is collective, social, economic and geopolitical.
- Dr. Josie C. Auger, Associate Professor, Athabasca University
- Stephan Chevalier, Architect, PALEED, MOAQ, MIRAC, Principal, Chevalier Morales
- Dr. Jean Pierre Chupin, Architect, MOAQ, MIRAC, Professor of Architecture, Faculté de l’aménagement, Université de Montréal
- Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, Professor, Design and Computation Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University
- Dr. Federica Goffi, Architect (Italy), Interim Director, Professor of Architecture, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University
- Sergio Morales, Architect, M.Sc.A., MOAQ, MIRAC, Principal, Chevalier Morales
-Post- speculates on a series of narratives in Canadian architecture, reflecting on past and future relationships, and the material stories that underpin them. The Canadian Pavilion will be transformed through a set of installations into an experiential, global event space where guests will be invited to consider: “how can we ask better questions through the stories we tell?”
- Piper Bernbaum: YOW+, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism
- Suzanne Harris-Brandts: YOW+, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism
- Ozayr Saloojee: YOW+, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism
- Blair Satterfield: HiLo, University of British Columbia School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture
- Thena Jean-hee Tak: HiLo, University of British Columbia School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture
- Johan Voordouw: YOW+, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism
marc boutin architectural collaborative
Towards a Vernacular of Resilience
Working at the scale of ‘single resource communities’, Towards a Vernacular of Resilience focuses on decoupling economic practices from global dependencies while recuperating silenced voices to forge authentic and resilient relations between economic processes and local social, cultural, and ecological practices.
The project conceptually reinvests in material, spatial and tectonic practices towards realizing a more socially-resilient, culturally-relevant, and ecologically-contributive future.
These shortlisted candidates have been invited to fully develop their proposal and participate in an interview with the Commissioner and selection committee. For more information visit: https://canadacouncil.ca/initiatives/venice-biennale.