Ottawa, January 22, 2013 – The 2013 winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners aims to uncover the stories that the built environment can tell about culture, as the two evolve together over time. Brett MacIntyre will bring his own aboriginal perspective to the research and is interested in applying what he learns to his future designs as an architect, working with Canada’s First Nations.
Through his project, Lessons from Lappland: Exploring the Indigenous Architecture of the Sami, Mr. MacIntyre will also study the approaches taken by different countries towards the fostering of aboriginal cultures through architecture. His research will take him to the Arctic region of Sapmi, home to the indigenous culture of the Sami. This area covers the northern regions of Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. He plans to put together a public exhibition upon his return to Canada.
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