Venice Biennale 2023: Architects Against Housing Alienation (AAHA!)
Municipal, provincial, and federal governments own an immense number of surplus property assets. Properties that are sitting idle — often in the form of vacant buildings and empty parcels of land. We demand that these assets be made available for the public good and the development of affordable housing. To demonstrate the viability and immense potential of our demand we have selected a single surplus property currently owned by the Halifax Regional Municipality: The Gray Memorial Arena in Dartmouth. For years the arena and the land surrounding it have been underutilized, while the housing shortage in Halifax has become more acute.