The Venice Biennale in Architecture is a prestigious international platform that draws more than 350,000 visitors worldwide to engage in critical conversations about contemporary architecture. The Canada Council has just released an official announcement on submissions to curate Canada’s Pavilion at the 2020 event in Venice.

One of the teams shortlisted includes faculty from several departments at Carleton including Zoe Todd and David Hugill.

The official Canada Council announcement can be found here

Fluid Boundaries: Ethical Imaginaries of Inland Waters is a partnership at Carleton University, Ottawa, between the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, with colleagues from Geography and Environmental Studies and the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. The proposal explores the liquid boundaries and thresholds of Canada. We aim to foster a critical position on Canada’s responsibilities to inland bodies of water, Indigenous nations, human and non-human agencies, and the legal-governance entanglements that shape our collective experiences of Canada as an idea and place. The exhibition will position interactive liquid landscape models with speculative drawings and texts that elicit an ethical imaginary on how these waterscapes should be maintained, experienced and challenged.

The core team on Carleton’s proposal consists of:  Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon (PhD Student, Architecture), David Hugill (Assistant Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies),
Karen Lutsky (Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture; University of Minnesota), Ozayr Saloojee (Associate Professor, Architecture), Zoe Todd (Assistant Professor, Sociology + Anthropology; Indigenous and Canadian Studies), Johan Voordouw (Assistant Professor, Architecture).

Link to the Fluid Boundaries website here