Migrating Landscapes is getting closer to finalizing its "Team Canada" to represent our country at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, known as the "Olympics of architecture."
On March 15th three Manitobans were selected by the national jury to be a part of the national team. The winners include Jason Hare for his work Meta; the trio of Andre Silva, Chris Gilmour and Kory Kaspersion for their work They will arrive one day: a network of anchors that adapt and stabilize an immigrating family; and Travis Cooke and Jason Kun for their entry The Winnipeg Condition.
"The Winnipeg Condition" by Jason Kin and Travis Cooke (Lisa Stinner-Kun)
"We're very pleased and quite thrilled to be a part of it," says Jason Kun. "We didn't actually realize the full impact of it until last night - the importance of the competition and what it might mean. But when we saw people there from all over Canada, we realized this is more than just a regional thing."
Architects were invited to create and design a dwelling inspired by the idea of migration or immigration. They submitted a scale model and created a short video explaining their story.
Kun and Cooke's work, The Winnipeg Condition
, has a different take on migration. Born and bred Winnipeggers, they note the number
of people who leave Winnipeg, taking a little bit of us with them. So
their work is about the void left behind and then how others come to
fill the void.
Submission by Andre Silva, Chris Gilmour and Kory Kaspersion (CBC)
of architects leading this Venice Biennale project includes Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic of 5468796 Architecture
and Jae-Sung Chon
, all first-generation Canadians themselves.
The Migrating Landscapes show is on display at the Winnipeg Art Gallery
now until April 29th. The team heads to Venice for the opening in late August.