In an age of unprecedented human impact on the planet, certain countries stand out for their privileged positions and the complexity of their relationships with the land. Stories about Canada closely follow the discovery and appropriation of vast and varied natural resources as well as changing ideas of the proper relationship between people and their environment.
Presenting case studies from the last five decades of human intervention in the Canadian landscape, It’s All Happening So Fast explores Canadians’ often conflicted and conflicting views of what we call the “natural” environment. Among the materials included are selections from CCA, Library and Archives Canada, McCord Museum, Arkitektur- och Designcentrum Stockholm, and works by Douglas Coupland.
Curated by Mirko Zardini, CCA. Curatorial team: Vanessa Abram, Lev Bratishenko, Louise Désy, Anna Renken, CCA. Curatorial coordination: Delphine Lesage, Émilie Retailleau, CCA. Additional research: Benjamin Leclair, Elliott Sturtevant, Rebecca Taylor. Exhibition design: Kuehn Malvezzi, Berlin. Graphic design: Pitis e Associati, Milan and Paris. Design development: Anh Truong with Sébastien Larivière, CCA.
Tours of the exhibition in English take place from Wednesday through Sunday at 2pm and on Thursday evenings at 5pm.
Tours of the exhibition in French take place from Wednesday through Sunday at 3:30pm and on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm.
It’s All Happening So Fast
Canadian Centre for Architecture