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Regional food-gathering nodes and logistics network

This socio-architectural project to create an Arctic Food Network (AFN) in Canada’s high arctic territory of Nunavut is a model to overcome the dependence of the Inuit community on expensive processed food products imported from the south.

These foods have compromised the traditional diet centered on hunting and gathering of food provided by nature across a yearly cycle. The project responds to thorough research on the poor living conditions and health of the Inuit.

Project Timeline

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Nunavut leads by example at Venice Biennale
Network bridges contemporary and traditional Inuit food-gathering approaches
Global Entry 2012
Holcim Awards Gold to an infrastructure network for Inuit communities in Canada
“A stunning solution with an impressive value-added return” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region North America
Project Details
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
Mason White
Main Author
Mason White
Lateral Office, Canada
Lola Sheppard
Main Author
Lola Sheppard
Lateral Office, Canada
Nikole Bouchard
Further Author
Nikole Bouchard
Lateral Office , Canada
Gold 2011
North America
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