The role of hunting and fishing in the Arctic has been central to collective life, because of the constant challenges of traditionally sourcing food. There is an elaborate network of traditional trails across the region from the nomadic period of Inuit culture, but these communication paths are currently disappearing.
The project is a snow highway, with Arctic rest-stop structures. The trail hubs reinforce the use of the existing trails by deploying a regional network of hunting cabins, farms and camp hubs encircling Foxe Basin in Nunavut.
The Arctic Food Network is conceived as a group of cabins, intended to be adaptable, deployed incrementally, and cost efficient. Each of the eleven participating communities can develop hubs based upon ecology or cultural activities.
All the structures are conceived as a kit of parts that can be transported by a Qamutik (traditional Inuit sled) and erected by four people on-site easily. A single cabin can be completed in 3 or 4 days by a skilled assembly team...[+]
Mason White, Lola Sheppard —partners—, Matthew Spremulli —associate—
Equipo de diseño Design Team
Ali Fard, Nicole Bouchard, Fionn Byrne