Biennale of Architecture in Venice 2018 co-curated by Dr. Gerald McMaster, Canada Research Chair – Indigenous Visual Studies @OCAD

Biennale of Architecture in Venice 2018 is co-curated by Dr. Gerald McMaster, Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Visual Studies at OCADU.

Article Source: Canada Council for the Arts: http://canadacouncil.ca/initiatives/venice-biennale

The Canada Council for the Arts proudly supports the 2018 Venice Biennale in Architecture, the foremost international platform to engage critical conversations on contemporary architecture.

Doubling its previous investment to enhance international exposure, the Canada Council for the Arts is making a contribution of $500,000 towards the 2018 presenter’s exhibition.

About UNCEDED, the selected 2018 Canadian Presenter —> http://canadacouncil.ca/initiatives/venice-biennale

The UNCEDED exhibition is led by internationally renowned architect, philosopher, human rights activist, Officer of the Order of Canada and “World Master of Contemporary Architecture,” Douglas Cardinal, along with Anishnawbe Elders and Indigenous Co-curators:

  • Gerald McMaster, curator, author, and professor of Indigenous Visual Culture and Critical Curatorial Studies at OCAD University (Toronto, ON)
  • David Fortin, architect, Incoming Director of the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University and member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Indigenous Task Force (Sudbury, ON).

Joining them is a decorated group of Indigenous architects from across North America, including Patrick Stewart, Chairman of the Indigenous Task Force, Associate Professor at the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University and the first person of First Nations ancestry elected as President of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

UNCEDED will emphasize and celebrate the work of Indigenous architects and designers throughout Turtle Island. It is grounded in the legacy of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report.