FTA Playground

On The Territory

Elle Sofe Sara + Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory +
Rafico Ruiz

Creating a link between Sápmi and Nunavut, Sámi choreographer Elle Sofe Sara and Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory offer a vision of land-based ecology. As mothers and activists who are deeply engaged in their communities, they have both developed multidisciplinary artistic practices aligned with their lifestyles, which centre on collaboration and the bonds with their ancestors, families, and nature.

This activity is part of the Decolonial Ecology Day

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About the artists


Elle Sofe Sara (Guovdageaidnu)

Elle Sofe Sara explores various aspects of physicality and Sámi customs that have escaped colonial erasure. This Indigenous people, to which she belongs, inhabits a transnational region called Sápmi that extends across central Norway and Sweden, northern Finland, and Russia’s Kola peninsula.

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© Jamie Griffiths

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory (Iqaluit)

Williamson Bathory’s creations in various fields have received numerous awards. As an activist, she also pursues the affirmation and recognition of Inuit arts.

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© Mathieu Brouillard

Rafico Ruiz

Scholar, educator, and curator, Rafico Ruiz joined the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in 2019 as Associate Director of Research

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