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«Elm Park» consists of a series of large-scale photographs, archival drawings and a video projection that explores the architectural work of my late grandfather. He was involved in the construction of affordable housing in Montreal on what had been farmland following the second world war. During this period, there was a housing shortage in the city for returning soldiers. The houses were meant to be affordable, practical in design and to provide a comfortable living space for the typical family of that time.


The installation aims to reflexively address photography as much as it does architecture. The exhibition is intended to look at photography, and image production in general, as one of the few means available for the interpretation of architecture and, in particular, the creative vision of my grandfather as an architect.