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Migrating Landscapes was selected by a national juried competition as Canada’s official entry at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture.It will be presented by Winnipeg-based 5468796 Architecture and Jae-Sung Chon, who joined together for this project to form a new entity: the Migrating Landscape Organizer (MLO).

Migrating Landscapes will act as a forum for Canadian architects and designers to investigate, provoke, document and expose the unique manifestations of cultural memory that overlay Canada today and how it might emerge in the future. MLO will design a ‘new landscape’ – an abstract exhibition infrastructure – and will invite, through a national competition, young Canadian architects and designers to design ‘dwellings’ based on their cultural memories. The invitation is an enactment of ‘settling-unsettling’, and the dwellings will discuss various forms of migrated memories ‘settled-unsettled’ into the ‘new landscape’. The dwellings and the landscape, together, will form the exhibition at Venice 2012.



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Feb 23, 2012
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ONTARIO WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Brookfield Place was packed with over 300 people last night as the winners for Ontario’s exhibition of Migrating Landscapes were announced. 

Congratulations to Ontario winners Andrew Batay-Csorba and Jodi Batay Csorba, Andrea Lacalamita and Gillian Tyrrell, Erica Pecoskie and George Simionopoulos, and Kfir Gluzberg and Liana Bresler, and People’s Choice winners Emre Yurga and Christina Kalt.

The four winners (excluding people’s choice) will be heading to the national competition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery March 15 – April 29, and possibly on to the Venice Architecture Biennale (August 29 – November 25, 2012).

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The winners were selected by an Ontario jury made up of An Te Liu, Michael Moxam, Chris Pommer, Lisa Rochon and Brigitte Shim.

Thanks to Peter and Pauls catering, Malevoire Winery and Burning Kiln Winery for supplying the VIP event at Brookfield Place, the sponsors and everyone who has so far donated to get the team to Venice.

The winners of the competition will officially represent “Team Canada” at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture.

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Feb 21, 2012
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In the same way that CBC reflects Canada and its diversity of voices to Canadians and to the world, the architects and designers contributing to Migrating Landscapes are participating in our national conversation about our shared landscape as they translate cultural memory into architecture.

Elizabeth Lea, CBC


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karenoke:

Very few of us are still living in the same place we grew up and can relate to the feeling of settling in to a new space.  Migrating Landscapes delves into stories of migration and immigration and how they affect architecture and design.  This project will represent Canada at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, “Olympics of Architecture”.  
Read my article published at The Genteel.

karenoke:

Very few of us are still living in the same place we grew up and can relate to the feeling of settling in to a new space.  Migrating Landscapes delves into stories of migration and immigration and how they affect architecture and design.  This project will represent Canada at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, “Olympics of Architecture”.  

Read my article published at The Genteel.


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Feb 21, 2012
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This project hits us because it targets young architects. We must get behind the leaders of the next generation. It’s timely to explore the Canadian identity in the global economy, giving a good snapshot of Canadian architects to appropriate for the Venice Biennale. It takes a heck of a lot of work and dedication to be an architect.

Sheena Sharp, OAA President


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Feb 10, 2012
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MIgrating Landscapes at Brookfield Place, Toronto


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Feb 9, 2012
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MEDIA RELEASE - FEB. 9 2012

MEDIA RELEASE 

February 9, 2012

Migrating Landscapes, the Canadian Entry to the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture, comes to Toronto’s Brookfield Place

(Toronto, ON) – Migrating Landscapes is a nation-­‐wide competition and series of exhibitions that explores how Canadian architects and designers ages 45 and under have been influenced by migration.

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