Fourth student team to participate in Arctic Adaptations in the 2014 Venice Biennale

Caroline Inglis and Tyler Jones, two University of Manitoba students form the Faculty of Architecture, will represent Canada at the 2014 Venice Biennale based on their Driftscape proposal. This is the second time in a row the U of M will represent Canada at this prestigious international event.

The University of Manitoba, in collaboration with Kobayashi + Zedda Architects, was selected to explore the role of recreation in the North and so this past term Faculty of Architecture professors Ralph Glor and Lancelot Coar led two studio groups to Nunavut to examine the potential ways recreation may help Nunavut adapt to a changing climate, and projected increases in tourism.

The studio groups broke into 11 teams of two to produce research-based proposals that were submitted to the competition’s Jury for Arctic Adaptations.  Arctic Adaptations is a design ideas competition running in five schools of architecture across Canada, centered on the growing role of architecture in Nunavut. The U of M was selected to explore recreation.

The winning team of Caroline Inglis and Tyler Jones will now collaborate with  Kobayashi + Zedda in Whitehorse to develop their project and prepare it for display in Venice.

Other winners thus far in the Arctic Adaptations initiative were previously announced in Canadian Architect: view them here:

To learn more about Arctic Adaptations, please visit the project diary at