Art and Science meet at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station
As construction on the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) continues (scheduled for completion fall 2017), the project is undergoing a decidedly artistic treatment. Based on feedback from community consultations, artworks by Inuit artists have been incorporated into the ongoing construction process rather than applied after construction. The result? Unique visual components embedded into the fabric of the building, including floors and glazing panels.
Artists from across Inuit Nunangat were invited to submit works that would speak to the building’s narrative and would connect with the CHARS mandate of scientific research and technology. Seven artists from numerous regions have been selected to contribute works to both phases of construction.