MARCH student Luiza Furia speaks with Lola Sheppard, founding partner of Lateral Office, in advance of her lecture at the school on February 18, 2019. They discuss Lateral Office’s work in rural and remote environments, particularly in the Canadian North, and the role of research in rethinking design in such places.
“In the Canadian North… architecture has been conceived of as the envelope to keep brutal elements out. While that is an inevitable responsibility of the building, we are interested in learning from indigenous practices to say, perhaps there are other ways to interface with the environment where the building, or structure, or infrastructure can be more porous.”— Lola Sheppard
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