Lawrence BirdArchitect, Planner, media artistat Sputnik Architecture
Lawrence Bird practices in architecture, city planning and media art. His artworks focus on the relationship of image to space, and frequently employ harvested satellite and aerial imagery. His work has been installed at RAW:Gallery (Winnipeg), Inter/Access Gallery (Toronto), Furtherfield Gallery (London, UK), Greenwich Royal Naval Hospital (UK), Espace Architecture La Cambre Horta (Brussels), and the International Symposium on Electronic Arts 2017 (Manizales, Colombia). In his design practise Lawrence works with Sputnik Architecture. Like his artistic practice, his work in architecture concerns relationships between the material realities of space and our imagination, between our personal and social worlds on the one hand and the seemingly inexorable forces of industry and technology on the other, frequently played out in the prairie landscape. He recently co-edited Warming Huts: a decade + of art and architecture on ice (Dalhousie Architectural Press, 2021), and frequently publishes in Canadian Architect and other venues. Lawrence has a PhD in History & Theory of Architecture and a professional degree in architecture from McGill University, and a Master’s degree in City Design & Social Science from London School of Economics. His research has been funded by SSHRC, FQRSC, and the Canada Council for the Arts.