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Milieux X CCA : “Propositions: Designing through Land”

May 31 @ 16:00 - 18:00

To conclude the 2024 edition of Milieux May Madness, the Milieux Institute will host a conversation titled “Propositions: Designing through Land” on May 31st. Co-organized with the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), the event will convene nine scholars to reflect on how design disciplines and their associated practices can better align with the concept of land. Following the presentations, Speculative Life members Brennan McCracken, Priscilla Jolly, and Sarah Yems will share brief, questioning responses to the propositions.

“Propositions: Designing through Land” will bring together nine researchers who are embarking on an eighteen-month collective project: “In the Hurricane, On the Land.” Funded by the Mellon Foundation and organized by the CCA, “In the Hurricane, On the Land.” aims to explore land-dependent design as a collaborative approach to addressing the tangible effects of the climate crisis, indigenous land revitalization, and related concerns, including developing methods to document and engage with land-driven sites, histories, and communities. Through their research, these scholars will examine and redefine the societal and professional boundaries of architecture and landscape architecture, working towards a collective strategy for navigating the aftermath of natural and human-made disasters.

At this upcoming event, the nine scholars will present brief propositions that address the themes of navigating, coexisting with, and experiencing land to enhance design practices. These propositions will provide insight into the scope, concerns, lands, and peoples the project will engage with over the coming months.

All are welcome!

đź“… May 31st | 4-6 p.m

đź“ŤSpeculative Life Room EV 10.625

📸 Lee Friedlander, Mount Royal, MontrĂ©al, QuĂ©bec, 1993. PH1994:0242, CCA Collection, © Lee Friedlander”


May 31
16:00 - 18:00
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Speculative Life Research Cluster