Migrating Landscapes Unpacked: Concept, Process, Impressions, Legacy

Cambridge Galleries presents Migrating Landscapes Unpacked: Concept, Process, Impressions, Legacy, curated by Esther E. Shipman at their Design at Riverside gallery.

Migrating Landscapes was a landmark open-source exhibition and Canada’s entry to the 13th International  Architecture Exposition—La Biennale di Venezia – considered to be the premiere architecture exposition in the world. Migrating Landscapes explored the theme of im/migration, questioning existing socio-political assumptions and the attitudes we hold of others, while celebrating the migration of people and ideas within an architectural context. Canada is the quiet foundation, the almost imperceptible common thread. The Venice exhibition was the result of a unique and unorthodox curatorial process. The traditional role of the curator was shunned in lieu of creating and coordinating a broad call for entry and framework of regional juried competitions and exhibitions that showcased hundreds of individual projects, exposed architecture in a new light to public audiences in seven Canadian cities, and exploded the myth of the secretive, elite selection process.

Through vibrant graphics and video, the exhibition traces the unique development of the Migrating Landscapes initiative from its inception through to its realization in Venice, including detailed displays of seven of the finalist projects. The exhibition runs from July 5-September 8, 2013.

For more information, please visit www.cambridgegalleries.ca or call 519.621.0460. Admission is free, and all are welcome.