Mathieu Boucher Côté

Mathieu Boucher Côté’s creative practice involves reflection on the influence of architecture on the relationship between people and landscapes. His reflection deals mainly with our ways of inhabiting and relating to landscapes, be it physically, culturally or emotionally. His works may be made of paper in the form of cards or as small-scale inhabitable structures. The inspiration for the materialization of his works comes mainly from his reflection on materials and construction techniques. Exploring their applications both in art and architecture, Mathieu strives to contextualize the input of tradition and innovation in our ways of constructing and inhabiting landscapes. Born in Québec City, Mathieu Boucher Côté lives mainly in New-Brunswick, where he does most of his practice in architecture and research-creation. His many travels, which have led him to spend time in a number of different locations over the years, have led him to create works that call into question the relationship between, architecture, people and landscapes. In this spirit, he has been been involved with Architectes de l’urgence et de la coopération and their work with Anishnaabe communities in Abitibi to renovate their homes in 2011-2013. Mathieu has a master’s degree in architecture from Laval University and a master’s degree in science involving innovation in wood-based construction. He has contributed to many exhibitions and publications in the field of architecture and remains active in academic research and teaching.