Students Awarded Runner-Up Prize in Site Magazine's "Legacy" Design Competition

Congratulations to Ph.D. students Kyung-Kuhn Lee and Nubras Samayeen and MLA student Mamata Guragain, whose project “Re-Coding Pipes” has been named runner-up in SITE Magazine’s “Legacy” Design Competition!

"In parallel with Volume 37: Future Legacies and in conjunction with the 2017 celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, the editors of the Site Magazine launched a competition inviting submissions that, through design, would take a position on the future history of Canada’s national project. Entrants were challenged to develop proposals that considered the nation’s history and current context, and simultaneously offered new perspectives on the role of legacy as a driving force in the creation of the nation.

The competition brief called for a re-evaluation of the Canadian national project, considering various scales of site and time—from human to geological—and addressing Canada’s many readings, layers, realities, and identities.

Submissions were received from across Canada, as well as seven different countries internationally, reflecting the spectrum of Canadian geography, culture, population, and politics, and raising pertinent questions to be considered as we move forward collectively.

The jury, comprised of notable Canadian and international designers and thinkers, provided critical evaluation of the submissions, reviewing the material in light of the questions posed, and offered reflections on the value of this project at our current moment in Canadian history."

Prof. Conor O’Shea served as advisor to the three-member competition team from the University of Illinois. 

• Site Magazine "Legacy" Competition:

• Site Magazine "Legacy" Competition Entry "Re-Coding Pipes":