K. Jake Chakasim is a lecturer at the School of Architecture where he teaches Architectural Design Studio. His interdisciplinary approach to the profession of architecture addresses the need to re-contextualize Aboriginal traditions through refined typologies. For his efforts, Jake was awarded the Architectural Research Center Consortium (ARCC) Jonathan King Medal for 2010-11, an award that acknowledges innovation, integrity and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research. Jake is currently pursuing a PhD in Human Studies at Laurentian University with a focus on the design-based economy of Indigenous communities.
- Master of Architecture (Professional Degree), Ryerson University
- Bachelor of Architectural Science (Design), Ryerson University
- Civil Engineering Technology Diploma, Lakehead University
wapimisow | reflexive strategies in Canadian Aboriginal art, architecture + identity
oshichikaywin | the ‘act of making’ in relation to one’s entire being
weypiskosiweywin | the Canadian Indigenous diaspora experience (the people have been displaced)