Advanced Design Studio:

De-colonizing Indigenous Housing

1/2021 – 6/2021

1/5

Learning from skateboarding

Instructor:

Chris Cornelius, Aaron Tobey

Indigenous housing design

Learning from Skateboarding

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The site - The Opaskwyak Cree Nation, Manitoba, Canada

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Constellation

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Regalia

Air-right

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Rituals

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The site mapping

“’Native skate culture’ is something created by museums or as a way to sell product. To make it unique, cool and trendy. But it is dumb, it’s also a little bit racist. Skateboarding is its own culture. The true nature of skateboarding is inclusivity.”

This isn’t an article about Native Skate Culture, https://www.skateism.com/native-american-skateboarding/

 

“There are no referees, no penalties, no set plays.” From the beginning, skating is related with rebellion, freedom, different and danger.”

Beal and Weidman

 

“Skaters exploit the ambiguity of the ownership and function of public and semipublic space. They bring time, space, and social being together by confronting the architecture surface with body and the board.”

Iain Borden et al, Another Pavement, Another Beach: Skateboarding and the Performative Critique of Architecture, the Unknown City, 2000

 

“We are blessed to live under a blanket of stars.”

Wilfred Buck, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre

 

“Where societies built upon the principle of movement, of following the natural environment, are restricted to plots of land, skateboarding is now recapturing that connection with the world around them.”

This isn’t an article about Native Skate Culture, https://www.skateism.com/native-american-skateboarding/

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Get speed

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Site plan

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Concept model

Ground floor plan

Section

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Advanced Design Studio:

De-colonizing Indigenous Housing

1/2021 – 6/2021

1/5

Learning from skateboarding

Instructor:

Chris Cornelius, Aaron Tobey

Indigenous housing design