A screening of the sweeping visual narrative ‘Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island’ will take place Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (6:30-8:30 PM) at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (January 18-24, 2016). This hour-long documentary captures the spirit of living and designing on the edge through the story of a striking architecture project on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.

Fogo Island is famed for its bold artist's studios
Fogo Island is famed for its bold artist’s studios

Though sparsely populated, the rugged coast of Fogo Island, Newfoundland is home to a world-class architectural project comprising four bold artist’s studios and the 26-room Fogo Island Inn. Designed by Norway-based Canadian architect Todd Saunders, this architectural project not only resonates with Fogo Island locals and visitors alike, but has also attracted worldwide interest and acclaim from architecture fans and critics.

The hour-long documentary unfolds over the construction of the Fogo Island Inn, capturing both the beautiful landscape and exceptional architecture. Both architect Todd Saunders and Zita Cobb of project initiator the Shorefast Foundation on Fogo Island, Newfoundland are featured.

Producer/director Katherine Knight and producer David Craig will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the screening.

Location: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

More information here.

The film captures the construction of the Fogo Island Inn
The film captures the construction of the Fogo Island Inn