February 13, 2018
by Canadian Architect
From February 19 to April 1, the popular WinterStations installations will return to Toronto’s waterfront. For 2018, the WinterStations theme is RIOT: violent disturbance; uproar; outburst of uncontrolled feelings; a large or varied display.
The past year has been one of upheaval and continued uncertainty. Paradigms are shifting, lines of division appear to be drawn, perceptions skewed – it may feel we are losing sight of reality, or at least what we once considered normalcy. But century after century, from one era and generation to the next, what was once within the realm of fantasy and disbelief emerges to the surface proposing alternate, often conflicting realities and ways of going forward.
With the winning designs now announced, we preview the installations!
Pussy Hut: Martin Miller & Mo Zheng — Ithica, NY, USA
Make Some Noise!!!: Alexandra Grieß & Jorel Heid — Hamburg, Germany
Obstacle: Kien Pham — Surbiton, United Kingdom
Wind Station: Paul van den Berg & Joyce de Grauw — Rotterdam, Netherlands
Winter Stations 2018 University Installations
Revolution: OCAD University – Ben Chang, Anna Pogossyan, Amr Alzahabi, Carlos Chin, Iris Ho, Tracee Jia, Krystal Lum, Adria Maynard, Purvangi Patel, Judiette Vu — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nest: Ryerson University – Adrian Chiu, Arnel Espanol, Henry Mai — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rising Up: University of Guelph – Alexander Good, Austin Huang, Kevin Sadlemyer, Marc Cote, Stephan Stelliga, Zixiang Chen, Nadia Amoroso, John Phillips, Sean Kelly — Guelph, Ontario, Canada
More information is available via the official WinterStations website, linked here.