There’s still time to sponsor a Migrating Landscapes winner!

Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, Migrating Landscapes – the team representing Canada at the Venice Biennale in Architecture – is well on its way to achieving its goal. Most of the provincial delegates are fully or nearly funded, but British Columbia and Quebec are still lagging. Three teams from BC and four teams from Quebec evidence strong representation amongst the total number of 18 winning teams, so it would be wonderful if they were to receive greater support from their own provinces. British Columbia still needs $6,000, Quebec still needs $8,050, and the Maritimes and Alberta are just shy of their targets by $1,800 and $1,700 respectively. Come on Canada…support Team Canada at the Venice Biennale!

A national jury has selected 18 winners, made up of individuals and teams of young architects and designers, to be part of Migrating Landscapes, Canada’s official entry to the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture. Migrating Landscapes Organizer (MLO) is proud to offer you the opportunity to sponsor a winner with a gift of $3,000. Fifty percent of your generous gift will go directly to a winner to help offset their participation, travel and accommodation costs in Venice. The other 50% will be used to ship their architectural model to Venice and to purchase and build the 4’ x 4’ pieces of wooden “landscape” that their model will sit on.

The 18 winning teams from across Canada are listed by province as follows. British Columbia: 142 Amirali Javidan; 216 Mira Yung + IMu Chan; 160 Olena Chytra + Philipp Dittus + Alana Green + Katy Young; 184 D’Arcy Jones + Amanda Kemeny + Daan Murray + Melani Pigat. Alberta: 239 Tiffany Shaw-Collinge. Saskatchewan: 229 April Hiebert + Brad Pickard + Robyn Robertson + Mark Sin + Victoria Yong-Hing. Manitoba: 220 Jason Hare; 202 Travis Cooke + Jason Kun; 219 Andre Silva + Chris Gilmour + Kory Kaspersion. Ontario: 155 Andrew Batay-Csorba + Jodi Batay-Csorba; 203 Erica Peckoskie + George Simionopoulos; 206 Kfir Gluzberg + Liana Bresler. Quebec: 191 Enrique Enriquez; 212 Felix Tue; 148 Jean-Nicolas Bouchard + Philippe Charest; 158 Anca Matyiku + Chad Connery. Maritimes: 204 Marianna de Cola; 189 Stephen Kopp + Monica Adair + John Leroux + Jessie Croll + Alicia Halas.

In return for your donation of $3,000, you will receive: your name on the Canada Pavilion sponsor wall at the Venice Architecture Biennale (you may sponsor a winner as an individual, a group of individuals, a company, or an organization); your name on the Migrating Landscapes website; recognition in Architecture Canada | RAIC’s monthly e-newsletter to 4,300+ members; and a charitable tax receipt from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Foundation.

Smaller donations are also very welcome. Your gift would be allocated as outlined above, and you would receive the same benefits as above, but your name would be listed on the Canada Pavilion sponsor wall and on the Migrating Landscapes website at the level corresponding to your gift ($2,500 Patron I, $1,000 Patron II, $500 Supporter, $250 Friend I, $100 Friend II).

To learn more about the Migrating Landscapes project, please watch a video that includes a conversation with members of the Migrating Landscapes Organizer team – Johanna Hurme and Jae-Sung Chon. The video can be found at, and was prepared in collaboration with At First Sight Films.

For more information about the project or about sponsorship opportunities, please visit, or contact Johanna Hurme ( and 204.480.8421) or Sascha Hastings ( and 416.934.1595).