From T.Dot to the Peg, who's heading off to represent Team Canada in Venice?
Thought Migrating Landscapes was over? Nah, it's just getting started. The Ontarian starchitects-to-be may have conquered Toronto's Brookfield Place, but on March 16 to April 29, 2012, they're heading to the national finals at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. From there, the winners will head to the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Some of you might be vaguely familiar with the four Ontario regional winners announced at the end of February. We thought we'd give you a more in-depth view of who's really competing in Winnipeg from Ontario.
Andrea Lacalamita & Gillian Tyrrell
Both Andrea Lacalamita and Gillian Tyrrell are Toronto-based emerging designers and recent graduates of the University of Waterloo Graduate School of Architecture. Although they were born in Canada, their current work focuses on the migration of their ancestors. Gillian has shown her work at the Design at Riverside Gallery in Cambridge. Andrea is a contributor to Canadian Art Magazine and has taught as an adjunct professor in Waterloo.
See Andrea and Gillian's video submission here.
Andrew Batay-Csorba & Jodi Batay-Csorba
Created in Los Angeles, Batay-Csorba is a design studio founded by Andrew Batay-Csorba and Jodi Batay-Csorba. In 2010, they relocated to Toronto with a progressive design outlook in their luggage, as well as bringing fourteen years of work experience at internationally renowned firms.
See Andrew and Jodi's Vimeo submission.
Erica Pecoskie & George Simionopoulos
Erica Pecoskie and George Simionopoulos are dedicated to quality, context, necessity and delight. Interested in how excavation is rooted in construction, Erica values projects that are reactive, collaborative, poetic and enduring. George is an intern architect, craftsman, critic and lecturer with knowledge of materiality.
To see Erica and George's Vimeo submission, click here.
Kfir Gluzberg & Liana Bresler
Kfir Gluzberg and Liana Bresler are originally from Israel. Kfir studied at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona and McGill University in Montreal. Liana's thesis was completed at the University at Waterloo where she also taught design, as well as in Rome. She exhibited in Canada and abroad as part of the collaboration, In-Between Cities. She currently practices at Levitt Goodman Architects in Toronto while Kfir pursues projects in Tel-Aviv.
Click here for Kfir and Liana's Vimeo submission.
Emre Yurga & Christina Kalt
Watch Emre's and Christina's Vimeo submission.
Wishing everyone the best of luck in Winnipeg! Ciao.