RAIC unveils Canada’s official entry to the Venice Biennale in Architecture

The Canada Council for the Arts and Architecture Canada | RAIC have formally announced Canada’s official entry at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture. The official Canadian entry for 2012 will be presented by 5468796 Architecture and Jae-Sung Chon of Winnipeg.

JSC + 5468796 were selected by a national juried competition for their proposal, Migrating Landscapes.

Migrating Landscapes examines how diverse cultural memories are expressed in the way we live and build, and, by extension, what it means to be Canadian within our vast cultural and geographic mosaic.

Many Canadians bring unique memories and ways of living from all around the globe. Their ideas on house and homes are modified as they settle into unfamiliar landscapes and architectural contexts. As a result, they create new forms of dwelling that resonate with both local conditions and personal cultural memory.

5468796 + JSC are designing a three-dimensional landscape that invites design responses from emerging Canadian architects and designers reflecting upon their cultural heritage. The individual designs will be selected by a national competition to be launched this summer. JSC + 5468796 will oversee the competition and curate the final exhibition in Venice.

The Venice Biennale in Architecture runs September – November 2012.

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