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Exhibition: UNCEDED – Voices of the Land
May 3, 2019 - March 22, 2020
Canadian Museum Of History, 100 Laurier St., Gatineau QC

UNCEDED, curated by David Fortin and Gerald McMaster, is a breathtaking multimedia installation that brings together the past, present and future of the Indigenous experience, as seen through the eyes and minds of 18 Indigenous architects and designers from across Turtle Island (North America).

In UNCEDED, architects and designers representing Anishinaabe, Blackfoot, Cree, Dene, Lakota, Métis, Mohawk, Navajo, Nisga’a and other Indigenous nations have created an awe-inspiring journey through four thematic “territories”: Sovereignty, Resilience, Colonization and Indigeneity. Their work speaks to and from diverse landscapes, overcoming unforgiving limitations, and serving as a beacon of hope and pride throughout Turtle Island.

Instead of artifacts, the is exhibition using motion graphics, eye-to-eye life-size video projections and original soundscapes to convey the concept of Indigenous architecture as a storytelling process integrating spirituality, respect for people and the land, resistance, resilience and indigenous teachings.

UNCEDED – Voices of the Land was selected by the Canada Council for the Arts to represent Canada at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, the most prestigious showcase of contemporary architecture in the world. UNCEDED is presented with support from the Canada Council for the Arts, and will be on display at the Canadian Museum of History until March 22, 2020.