MIGRATING LANDSCAPES: Saskatchewan regional exhibition

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.

Migrating Landscapes Organizer, Architecture Canada | RAIC and the Mendel Art Gallery invite all to an exhibition of Saskatchewan’s entries to the competition. The opening reception begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. Remarks are scheduled for 7:00pm. The regional jury comprised of Jim Siemens, Jeanna South and Colin Tennent will be present.

To RSVP and for more information, please contact Daniel Reeves, Migrating Landscapes Saskatchewan Regional Coordinator at sk@migratinglandscapes.ca.