Join Lola Sheppard, co-curator of Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 for an intimate talk and tour. An exhibition marking the 15th anniversary of the founding of Canada’s newest territory, visitors are invited to learn about a century of arctic architecture, an urbanizing present, and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut.
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Admission: Adults $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | Family $38 | MOV Members Free
Tickets: In-person at the MOV front desk, or call 604-736-4431 to order by phone.
Lola Sheppard’s research exists at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. It privileges architecture as a mutable territory that is formed out of and responsive to its history and environment. The work posits that the role of the architect is not simply that of a problem solver or designer, but also a cultural, environmental and spatial detective, bringing to light the forces at work within a site-specific climate and geography, and able to look design opportunities. Much of her recent work and teaching has focused on the role of architecture, infrastructure and the public realm in the unique and challenging context of Arctic Canada.
Lola Sheppard founded Lateral Office in 2003 with Mason White. She is also a co-editor of the journal [Bracket], which looks at the intersection of architecture, environment and digital culture. Lateral Office received the Emerging Voices award from the Architecture League of New York in 2011 and the 2010 Professional Prix de Rome award from the Canada Council for the Arts. Lola is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo.
Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 has been organized and curated by Lateral Office, with the support of the Royal Architectural institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. It is presented and coordinated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery with assistance from the Museums Assistance Program, department of Canadian Heritage, and presenting sponsor Manulife.