An Indigenous-led exhibition and publication project at the Canadian Centre for Architecture presents self-determined spaces across the Arctic

ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒧᑦ / Ruovttu Guvlui / Vers chez soi / Towards Home
Canadian Centre for Architecture
Montréal, Canada
Open through February 12, 2023

Visitors to ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒧᑦ / Ruovttu Guvlui / Vers chez soi / Towards Home are greeted by The Porch, a wooden structure that displays everyday objects from Indigenous peoples of the Arctic, including a kerosene lantern, backpacks, clothing, and a freezer. For the Inuit and Sámi members of Towards Home’s curatorial team, it conjures up a unique blend of comforting smells—from motor oil, animal pelts, and other sources—distinct to northern living. Beyond its manifestation of Arctic material culture, The Porch is a declaratory statement welcoming Indigenous visitors into the

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