Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture
MADE presents Sheltered + Exposed
February 16 - April 1, 2017
Opening reception: Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm, for Latitude 53 members and guests
Winter is a defining feature of life in Alberta and the cold climate is often seen as a challenge to navigate. We design with winter in mind, but too often this means structures isolate us from the elements rather than deliberately connecting us to a beautiful season. Sheltered + Exposed offers a discussion on the duality of shelter from and exposure to winter conditions. It suggests ways in which architecture and design can help to create a balance between these two positions. The exhibition features over 20 recent projects from across Alberta that exemplify ways in which architecture can support Albertans can enjoyment of winter life.
This exhibition was inspired by both the exhibition Vivre et concevoir avec la neige au Québec, produced by Montreal’s Maison de l’architecture du Québec (MAQ), and the City of Edmonton's Winter City Strategy. Vivre et concevoir avec la neige au Québec is being presented in english for the first time in conjunction with our Alberta-based Sheltered + Exposed. MADE and Latitude 53 are pleased to highlight successful Quebec-based examples of architecture and design which confront winter head on. We aim to create a framework for dialogue about design between these two provinces for whom winter is a defining experience.