Proudly sponsored by RoadShowz, Inc Unceded finds it’s new home at the Pendennis Hotel Building in Downtown Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Led by world-renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, co-curated by Gerald McMaster and David Fortin, and organized by Edward (Ted) W. Powell and the team of RoadShowz.
UNCEDED speaks to the contribution of Indigenous architects in shaping our world with their vision, creativity and technical skills — but above all through their connection to the land and traditional ways of knowing. Organized around four themed territories, the installation features the work of architects and designers as they tell their stories of Indigeneity, resilience, sovereignty and colonization.
Unceded - The Venice Biennale
O.C., Ph.D. (h.c.), B.Arch, O.A.A., A.A.A., S.A.A., A.I.B.C., A.I.A., NCARB, R.C.A.A., F.R.A.I.C., F.R.I.A.S., F.R.S.C.
“I firmly believe that the Indigenous world view, which has always sought this balance between nature, culture and technology, is the path that humanity must rediscover and adopt for our future. The teachings of the Elders are not the teachings of the past. They are the teachings of the future.” — Douglas Cardinal, Blackfoot, Red Deer, Alberta
As a master-builder, Douglas Cardinal’s life is dedicated to creating beautiful, thriving, and harmoniously built environments. His architecture springs from his observation of Nature and its understanding that everything works seamlessly together. His work has defined contemporary Canadian, Indigenous, and organic architecture. Throughout his career, Mr. Cardinal has been a forerunner in philosophies of sustainability, green buildings, and ecologically designed community planning.More
Edward (Ted) W. Powell
B.Arch, A.I.A., NCARB, NCIDQ, ASID
“I strive to foster a greater achievement in the project development world — more holistic & sustainable building uses, better means of connectivity between buildings and the public, and more thoughtful ways to combine Nature with work, play, entertainment, and education.”
Edward W. Powell – Architect
Edward William Powell (AKA Ted Powell)
B.Arch, A.I.A., NCARB, NCIDQ, ASID, UCANR Certified Master Gardener
Ted Powell is a licensed California Architect, and a certified UCCE Master Gardener of Ventura, CA. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and spent his summers on his grandmas farm playing with the animals and rearranging their environments. That’s when he realized Architecture and Planning would be a big part of us life. Before studying architecture he was a singer and rhythm guitar player in a rock band that toured with some popular groups like “The Who” and many well know musicians of that era. Growing tiered of the hectic traveling and scene, he moved back to Edmonton to get a degree in his real dream, Architecture.More