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Regional food-gathering nodes and logistics network

This socio-architectural project to create an Arctic Food Network (AFN) in Canada’s high arctic territory of Nunavut is a model to overcome the dependence of the Inuit community on expensive processed food products imported from the south.

These foods have compromised the traditional diet centered on hunting and gathering of food provided by nature across a yearly cycle. The project responds to thorough research on the poor living conditions and health of the Inuit.

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Nunavut leads by example at Venice Biennale
Network bridges contemporary and traditional Inuit food-gathering approaches
Global Entry 2012
Holcim Awards Gold to an infrastructure network for Inuit communities in Canada
“A stunning solution with an impressive value-added return” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region North America
Project Details
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
Gold 2011
North America
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