Visiting Lecture | Mason White + Lola Sheppard: Piles, Drifts, Freezers, and Icebreakers
Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 12 - 2pm
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This lecture will be conducted through Zoom. Please register in advance here. Zoom account registration is required.
This talk will centre on the unique nature and impact of architecture in the circumpolar territories. It will show the emergence of arctic architecture in Canada, and select project and research initiatives of Lateral Office in pursuit of understanding and identifying an Arctic vernacular.
The lecture will be followed by a conversation and Q & A moderated by Lydia Kallipoliti.
Lateral Office is an experimental practice focused on architecture's entanglement with environment. It is run by Lola Sheppard, Mason White and Kearon Roy Taylor. LO has received numerous awards including special mention at the 2014 Venice Biennale, a National Urban Design Award from the RAIC, a PA Award, Holcim Award, and the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts. Lateral Office is the author of Many Norths: Spatial Practice in a Polar Territory and Pamphlet Architecture 30.
This event is free and open to the public.