When it comes to architecture, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more enthusiastic group than the BuzzBuzzHomies.
Our motto is “if a building looks awesome then we want to see it!” That’s why we’re super jazzed for Migrating Landscapes, a Canada-wide competition for architects and designers ages 45 and under that has been traveling (migrating?) across the country. On February 6, it will arrive in style in Toronto and will continue until February 24 at Toronto’s Brookfield Place. The exhibition is open to everyone, so check it out.
The competition and exhibitions are all in preparation for the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, also known as the World Cup of Architecture — the only difference being Canada usually does well instead of very badly. The winners of the Ontario competition will be announced in Toronto on February 22 and the architects and designers will move on to the national competition where a team will be selected to represent for their country in Venice.
Regional winners have been announced in BC and Alberta and the exhibition will be hitting Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Quebec this month.
If you’re living in Ottawa or love architecture so much that you’re willing to travel to Ottawa, you’ll definitely want to check out Johanna Hurme’s lecture on January 23 at the National Gallery of Canada. Johanna is a member of the Winnipeg team organizing and curating Canada’s official entry at the Venice Biennale. The talk is part of Carleton University’s Forum Lecture Series and will take place at 6pm at the National Gallery of Canada. Register here to attend!
To learn more about Migrating Landscapes and the Venice Biennale (including the proper pronunciation of “Biennale”), check out this great video of Cityzen prez, Sam Crignano speaking all about it. He talks about how Cityzen’s design competition launched the career of Yansong Ma of Beijing’s MAD Architects with Mississauga’s uber-project Absolute World.