architecture of stories
- image: ken Beheim-Schwarzbach and Saunders Architecture
Joar Nango explains why he launched his zine Sami Huksendaidda and why he traveled through northern Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia to observe ”the competence of improvisation” and the way it relates to space. The project is called “indigenuity” or the re-use of everyday things. He is speaking at the Alberta Art Gallery on Wednesday Nov 28 as part of the MADE in Edmonton Indigenous Architecture Series.
Next, we visit a Sukkah, a structure built for a Jewish celebration marking the bounty of the harvest. Inspired by a SukkahCity competition to re-imagine the centuries old structure, students at the University of Calgary designed and built “Soupka”. The winning student entry collects soup cans to feed the hungry.
And finally, we discuss a temporary structure that will be built to bridge a Veteran and civilian divide. Commissioned by the Times Square Alliance Public Art Program, architecture firm Matter Practice designed an intimate space for conversation and listening and called it: Peace & Quiet. On another note, you can check out the Matter Practice SukkahCity - based on a thread.