• Ph.D. History & Theory of Architecture, McGill
  • M.Sc. City Design & Social Sciences, London
  • B.Arch., McGill
  • B.Sc. (Arch.), McGill

Professional qualifications

  • Winnipeg Film Group
  • Video Pool
  • Martha Street Studio
  • Platform Gallery

Recent projects (architecture and urban design)

I am one of 6 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Advisors to Professional Practise (2023-ongoing)

At Sputnik Architecture inc. (2019—2023), I played significant leadership roles in Fort Ellice Interpretive Development, St-Lazare, Manitoba (2022-2023) and a number of public art projects including Winterscape International Ice Carving Competition (2023), Bikes Lights Nights Nuit Blanche installation (2022), Warming Huts 2021 Divergence (facilitation of fabrication, design by Thomas Cheney Architects, Seattle); and Warming Huts 2020 (S)hovel  (facilitation of fabrication, design by MODA, Calgary). 

At pico ARCHITECTURE inc. (formerly Ager Little Architects) (2016—2019)
Responsible for design and construction of: Robson Hall Audio Visual Upgrades and  Apotex Building Lecture Theatre, University of Manitoba; Westgrove entrance canopy and upgrades, Manitoba Developmental Centre, Portage la Prairie. 

I was MAA Representative to City of Winnipeg Urban Design Advisory Committee (2017-23).

Recent projects (media art)

•    Cargo exhibited at xCoAx at Fabrica, Treviso, Italy (July 2024).
•    Dominion exhibited at International Symposium on Electronic Art, Brisbane, Australia (June 2024).

“The Inevitability of Obsolescence”, by Alison Gillmor, The Free Press (May 18, 2024)
"The Drawing Is On the Wall", by Matthew Teklemariam, The Uniter (March 28, 2024)

Single-channel video created and installed as part of the Themed Commission Residency Borderless, Stateless at Trinity Square Video, Toronto (Jun-Aug 2023). 
Cargo was one output of Net, my research/creation project on the shipping industry and its impact on landscape environments (2022-2023, Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts).

Projection-mapped multi-channel video. Presented at: 
International Symposium on Electronic Art, Brisbane, Australia (2024) 
Very Large Works, a pavilion of the wrong digital art biennale (online exhibition) (Nov. 2019-March 2020)
Bath Spa University MediaWall, UK (October 2018)
Winnipeg Design Festival/Culture Days/Nuit Blanche, Winnipeg (2018, 2017)

Single-channel video. Screened:    
The Map is Not the Territory, CTM Vorspiel, Berlin, Germany (2023)
International Symposium on Electronic Art, Manizales, Colombia (2017) 
Coder et Decoder la Frontiere…, Anti-Atlas of Borders exhibition, Université Libre de Bruxelles (April 2016) 
Once is Nothing: a Drone Art Exhibition, Inter/Access Gallery, Toronto (February 2016)

A series of eight single-channel videos. Screened: 
One-Off Moving Image Festival, online & at Gol (Norway) and Valencia (Spain) (Nov. 2023)
International Symposium on Electronic Art 2022, Barcelona (June 2022)
Besides the Screen Conference of Vaults, Archives, Clouds and Platforms: Archiving and Preservation in the 21st Century, King’s College, London, UK (July 2018)

Recent publications

Warming Huts: a decade + of art and architecture on ice, editor with P. Hargraves, S. Wohl. Halifax: Dalhousie Architectural Press (2021).

Selected contributions to reference works, book chapters:
"Harvesting Trauma: Space in Moving Image Media, Winnipeg, Canada," in THE SPACE OF IMAGE: Architectural Experience through Media, London: Intellect Books (forthcoming, 2024).
“Johanna Hurme” and “Wallbridge and Imrie Architects”, in The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2020, ed. L. A. Brown, K. Burns, eds. London: Bloomsbury (forthcoming, 2024). 
"Burning Down the House: Architectures of Image in the films of Rhayne Vermette," in Exovede in the Darkroom, Winnipeg: ARP Books (2023).
"Un-Earths: disorientation, landscape, and the technical map", in Paisajes artificiales, I.Hernández, R. Niño, J. Hernández, eds. Bogotá: Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2020).

I am a peer reviewer for Leonardo, The MIT Press, the world’s leading journal on media art and science.

Selected contributions to trade journals:
"Gathering Place”, in Azure, (March/April, 2024).     
"A New Leaf”, in Canadian Architect, (January, 2024).
"David Penner Architect”, by Storefront Manitoba (review), in Canadian Architect, (January, 2024).
"Veil House”, in Azure, (December, 2022).     
"Winter Harvest”, in Canadian Architect, (October, 2022)
"Winnipeg’s Winter Wanderland of Ice”, in Landscapes/Paysages, (Fall, 2022)
"Heart of Gold: Manitou a bi Bii daziigae”, in Canadian Architect (September, 2022).
"Healing a Divide”, in Canadian Architect (February, 2022).
"Fiction All the Way Down”, in Canadian Architect (September, 2021).
"Letting the Light Out: Qaumajuq, Winnipeg, Manitoba", in Canadian Architect (July, 2021).

Recent Press coverage

‘drawing Room
Reviewed in:
"‘drawing Room", by Matthew Teklemariam, The Uniter (March 28, 2024). 

New Plinth 
Proposal for re-use of Queen Victoria’s plinth, at the Manitoba Legislative Building, as a recurring venue for contemporary public art, reported in:
"Shaping the Future", by Cierra Bettons, Winnipeg Free Press (Aug. 7. 2022). 

Bjørn Magnhildøen. Undocumented events and object permanence. E-book. Noemata, 2021.

Recent Contributions to Online Fora:
Participant, AI Curious Ideas Exchange, D. Pottie convenor, Dublin, Ireland (remote) (November, 2023)
“parallel” in On Site Review (Winter, 2021) 
First Fridays Online Art Talk, w/ A. Gillmor, L. Landrum Building a Post-Pandemic Future (August, 2021)    
“Winnipeg Designer Sees Ongoing Trends Taking Root Post-Pandemic”, Construct Connect Journal of Commerce (interviewed, September 2, 2020)  

Documentation my work can be found at:
Media Arts
Instagram @ecartographies