2012 Venice Biennale Competition for Young Canadian Architects

Organizers of Migrating Landscapes, Canadaʼs official entry to the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture, are hosting an open ideas competition for young Canadian architects and designers. This competition will be the main process for creating the content for Migrating Landscapes exhibition, which is themed around migration and cultural identity, and will examine how Canadians express their cultural memories and migrant experience through contemporary settlements and dwellings. The competition invites interested participants to reflect on their migration experiences and cultural memories, and to design dwellings onto a new landscape for inclusion in the exhibition. Submissions will take the form of video narratives and/or a constructed model. The year-long event will also generate regional exhibitions from coast to coast leading  up to the Venice Biennale. There are two entry categories: students, and practitioners & academics. Registration runs from August 1 to September 15, 2011. For detailed information including competition brief, and to register, visit www.migratinglandscapes.ca.

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