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Carpenters Local 27 Sponsored a Ontario Architecture graduate for the Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15, Canada’s exhibit at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale

NWM Biennale photo

The Venice Architecture Biennale is the most revered event for architecture, where every two years, more than 70 countries exhibit their work on an international stage. This year, Canada presents Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15, a rigorous and finely curated exhibit organized by Lateral Office of Toronto. Arctic Adaptations received a Special Mention from the Biennale Jury – the first time that Canada has ever been recognized at this prestigious event - as well as extensive international press coverage.

As a recent architecture graduate (M.Arch, Carleton 2013), the opportunity to work as a Canada Pavilion docent at the Biennale is a singular occasion and truly a gift. There is so much to learn from the numerous countries presenting here as they reflect upon the various cultural, urban, social and political contexts within which they present their work. I am so grateful to the Carpenters Union for making this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity possible for me by sponsoring my position. It’s a real pleasure and honour, both as an architectural graduate and as a Canadian. I will be here in Venice until November 23, so if anyone from the Carpenters Union comes to the Canada Pavilion, please introduce yourself. I’d be delighted to give you a tour of Arctic Adaptations!

Grazie Mille from Venice!

Natalia Woldarsky Meneses