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UNCEDED – Voices of the Land, Sponsored by RoadShowz, Inc. is a breathtaking multimedia installation that brings together the past, present and future of the Indigenous experience, as seen through the eyes and minds of 18 distinguished Indigenous architects and designers from across Turtle Island (North America).

 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

Creative Director

Douglas Cardinal

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

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Douglas Cardinal

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.

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Production Director

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.

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CURATORS

Gerald McMaster

Ph.D., O.C

David Fortin

A.A.A., Ph.D., M.R.A.I.C., LEED AP

TURTLE ISLAND ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS

Tamarah Begay

A.I.A., NCARB, A.I.C.A.E., C.D.T., LEED AP BD+C

Harriet Burdett-Moulton  

B.A., B.Ed, B.EnvD, B.Arch, Ph.D. (h.c.), N.W.T.A.A., F.R.A.I.C

Jake Chakasim

M.Arch, Ph.D. (candidate — Planning)

Wanda Dalla Costa

A.I.A., LEED AP

Tammy Eagle Bull

F.A.I.A., NCARB, A.I.C.A.E.

Daniel J. Glenn

B.Arch, SM.ArchS, A.I.A., A.I.C.A.E., NCARB

Ryan Gorrie

B.F.A., M.Arch, M.A.A., M.R.A.I.C.

Matthew Hickey

B.Des, B.Ed, M.Arch, O.A.A., M.R.A.I.C., LEED AP

Brian Porter

B.Arch, O.A.A., M.R.A.I.C., NCARB

Ouri Scott

B.A., M.Arch, M.R.A.I.C., Architect A.I.B.C

Eladia Smoke

O.A.A., LEED AP, M.R.A.I.C.

Patrick Stewart

Architect A.I.B.C., LEED AP

David Thomas

B.EnvD, M.Arch

Alfred Waugh

M.R.A.I.C., Architect A.I.B.C., LEED AP

Testimonials

Venice Biennale

Unceded Copy

Guest Book