CCA launches Indigenous-led exhibition
Towards Home, an Indigenous-led exhibition and publication project that explores how Inuit, Sámi, and other communities across the Arctic are creating self-determined spaces, opens on June 11.
The CCA presents Towards Home, an Indigenous-led exhibition and publication project that explores how Inuit, Sámi, and other communities across the Arctic are creating self-determined spaces.
Co-curated by Joar Nango, Taqralik Partridge, Jocelyn Piirainen, and Rafico Ruiz, the project takes shape as an exhibition, a publication, a design workshop, and a summer festival from June 11, 2022 to 12 February 2023.
The project is informed by the perspectives of a group of Inuit, Sámi, and settler co-curators who share the ambition to support northern Indigenous forms of sovereignty shaped by an understanding of the land as home.
“Caring for and living on the land is a way of being. ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒧᑦ (angirramut) in Inuktitut or ruovttu guvlui in Sámi means ‘towards home,’ says the CCA. “To move towards home is to reflect on where Inuit and Sámi people find home, on what their connections to their land means, and on what those relationships could look like into the future.”
The project examines and celebrates practices of designing and building on the land that empower Indigenous communities.
The CCA states that the co-curators “acknowledge that the work of deepening architecture’s engagement with Indigenous designers and their communities needs to above all centre the knowledge and experiences of being at home on the land.”
For more information, visit: https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/events/82781/ruovttu-guvlui-towards-home