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Graduate Student Selected to Represent Canada at the 2012 Venice Biennale

SCI-Arc graduate student Tiffany Shaw-Collinge (M.Arch1 ‘12) is one of the winners of the National Exhibition of Migrating Landscapes, a nation-wide, open ideas competition for creating Canada’s official entry to the 2012 Venice Biennale, entitled Migrating Landscapes. Her submission is among 18 projects selected to represent Team Canada at the prestigious event.

Shaw-Collinge’s three models were created to replicate the frame of the cabin that her Great Grandfather, Jean Paulin built on the trap line near Ft. McMurray. One of the cabins was constructed from deer hide sourced from her family in Ft McMurray, another cabin with crocheted fabric and the last cabin with zip ties. The method of construction incorporates materials and techniques passed down from her Métis family emphasizing craft and technology.

Themed around migration and cultural identity, the Migrating Landscapes competition invited young Canadian architects and designers, aged 45 and under, to reflect on their migration experiences and cultural memories, and design dwellings onto a new landscape that would be showcased through a series of seven regional exhibitions across the country.

Tiffany Shaw-Collinge was born in Calgary and raised in Edmonton, AB. She received a Diploma of Fine Arts from Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University, Nova Scotia. She is currently in her final year at SCI-Arc, and is expected to graduate with an MArch degree in September 2012.


The Edmonton Journal features Tiffany Shaw-Collinge's selection:
Edmonton Artist Wins Spot in Venice Biennale Exhibition