Following the energetic discussion generated by CCA’s 2021 student design charrette After Macdonald, which challenged young architects to imagine a future for the empty plinth in Montreal’s Place du Canada, this next conversation will question the role of architects in monumentalizing history today. Most often produced by artists and managed by politicians and public servants, monuments are increasingly a subject of interest for architects as they struggle with their positions in public debates around injustice, both historic and ongoing, and the construction of public memory.
Live virtual conversation between Matthew Hickey, Tiffany Shaw, and Joseph Kunkel, moderated by Lev Bratishenko, CCA Curator Public.
Co-presented by the CCA and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
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Matthew Hickey is a partner at Two Row Architect. A member of Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario, he also teaches at Ontario College of Art and Design University and University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.
Tiffany holds a degree in fine arts and a master’s in architecture. She is a Métis interdisciplinary artist, curator and architect based in Alberta, Canada. She has exhibited widely including the Architecture Venice Biennale, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Pier 21, Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the Chicago Architecture Biennial. She has been the recipient of multiple public art commissions among which she has produced several notable transitory art works and is a core member of Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.
Joseph Kunkel is a community designer, planner and educator as well as the Executive Director of Sustainable Native Communities Collaboratives. He is a Northern Cheyenne Tribal Member.
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