Tiffany Shaw-Collinge BFA '06


The 3 models that were created replicate the frame of the cabin that Tiffany Shaw Collinges Great Grandfather, Jean Paulin built on the trap line near Ft. McMurray, Alberta. One of the cabins was constructed from deer hide sourced from her family in Ft McMurray, another cabin with crocheted fabric and the last cabin with zip ties. The method of construction incorporates materials and techniques passed down from her Métis family emphasizing craft and technology employing a narrative of cultural memory and tectonic value. This work was included in two exhibitions in Canada as part of the Migrating Landscapes Competition and will be exhibited in the 2012 Architecture Venice Biennale as part of the Canadian Pavilion, hosted by Migrating Landscapes.


Tiffany Shaw-Collinge was born in Calgary, AB in 1982 and raised in Edmonton, AB. In 2004 Shaw-Collinge received a Diploma of Fine Arts from Grant MacEwan University (Edmonton, AB) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) in 2006. Shaw-Collinge is currently in her final year at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, CA in pursuit of her Masters degree in Architecture (Sept 2012).

Shaw-Collinge-500Trap Line Cabin Narrative, Detail 1,  Deer hide, plastic zip ties, thread, plastic, 2011-2012


Shaw-Collinge228-1Trap Line Cabin Narrative, Detail 2, Deer hide, plastic zip ties, thread, plastic, 2011-2012

shaw-collinge 228-2Trap Line Cabin Narrative, Detail 3, Deer hide, plastic zip ties, thread, plastic, 2011-2012