EVOQ to mark National Indigenous Peoples’ Day on June 21
This Friday June 21, EVOQ Architecture invites you to join our team at Place Vauquelin as of 9:15am to celebrate the summer solstice and National Indigenous Peoples’ Day. We will then make our way to the Quai de l’horologe for a cultural and artistic event in the Pyramide de la Lune rouge where our First Nations and Inuit Community Development Adviser, Maya Cousineau-Mollen, will speak on behalf of the Montreal Indigenous Community Network, which she also co-chairs.
The day will also be an occasion to reaffirm the commitment to build an Indigenous cultural and artistic “embassy” at Montreal’s Quai de l’horologe.
EVOQ Architecture has made it part of its mission to actively contribute to the promotion and development of Inuit and First Nations culture and openly and enthusiastically supports the embassy project.
Among other initiatives, EVOQ Directors Alain Fournier and Éric Moutquin led an architecture workshop on the topic of this very project at l’Université de Montréal.
Jury members for the final presentation:
Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk
Shakohahiiostha Kyle McComber
The workshop enabled 12 future architects to meet and engage with Quebec’s Indigenous communities, and to explore traditional and contemporary viewpoints with First Nations and Inuit participants as well as professionals and advisers.
Four projects, each with a unique approach, have been designed to embody Indigenous dynamism, while affirming the expression and cultural recognition of the nations of Quebec.
1.«Indigenous cultural embassy at Tiotiá:ke» – Project by Rico Chun Ho Kwak, Mathilde Vandevost and Anya Messaoud-Nacer
2. «Ouvrons le cercle» – Project by Agathe Debacker, Kenza Jidad and Mégane Rabu
3.«UAKAU» – Project by Julie Farrant, Claire Guillot and Marion Renaud
4.«Horizon» – Project by Yanick Bilodeau, Olivier Jarry and Christy Lam