Aboriginal Architecture: Living Architecture
Aboriginal Architecture: Living Architecture explores the way Aboriginal architecture reflects the diversity of environments and Aboriginal cultures across North America. More »
Program Length: 93
Production Staff: Producers: Tamara Lynch, Paul M. Rickard and Janice Benthin
Production Company: Mushkeg Productions
The Website for Aboriginal Architecture
Public Broadcast Release: September 2006
Traditional and ceremonial buildings reflect all aspects of life in a particular region and time. Architectural designs were affected by technology, climate, society, religion, economics, and history. The film explores the way Aboriginal architecture continues to evolve in response to ongoing changes in the natural and social environment.
The modern Aboriginal communities visited in this film have many layers of architectural history encapsulated into one relatively small physical region. In these communities, prehistoric sites, recreations of historic structures and contemporary adaptations of traditional designs exist within walking distance of each other.
Three young Aboriginal architects and designers share their experiences inheriting a cultural legacy rich with purpose, tradition and ingenuity. Through their passion we experience the rejuvenation of architectural tradition that is sweeping across the continent. They take us on an in-depth journey through their own nations and we travel with them as they continually expand their horizons to explore other structures in other nations.
Tags: Architecture, Inuit, Mohawk, Pueblo, Crow, Salish, Haida, Navajo
Product ID: ARCH-06-H