Forwards and Backwards wins a 2017 OAA Award!
Awards, Blog, Events, Press / April 4, 2017
Image: Hamish Rhodes

Image: Hamish Rhodes

Forwards and Backwards, a public artwork collaboration by Jennifer Davis and artist Jon Sasaki, has been awarded a prestigious 2017 OAA Award from the Ontario Association of Architects.

The Concepts award category recognizes clarity and uniqueness of expression of an architectural idea as well as promoting the involvement of individuals in the areas of design presentation, art and other design related endeavors. Eligible projects include objects such as furniture, light fixtures, sculptures, or other designed artifacts that are either proposed or have been completed since 2012.

Jennifer Davis & Jon Sasaki

Jennifer Davis & Jon Sasaki


For more information about the OAA Awards & full list of winners: OAA_Logo_Crop




We are a 2016 Graham Foundation grant recipient
Awards, Blog, Press / May 25, 2016


Rear View (Projects) is thrilled to be on the list of 2016 Graham Foundation grant recipients for How to Make Space! Thank you!

The Graham Foundation awards grants to individuals around the world supporting innovative projects engaging original ideas in architecture. Among the funded projects are exhibitions, publications, films, live performances, and site-specific installations. These diverse projects advance new scholarship, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society.

This year’s awarded projects were selected from a competitive pool of 640 submissions from individuals representing 42 countries. Our project joins an international network of over 4,000 individuals and institutions that the Graham Foundation has supported over the past 60 years in its role as one of the most significant funders in the field of architecture.

Learn more on our Grantee Project page found here!

Funding Support
Awards, Exhibitions / May 27, 2014

Thanks so much to the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council for their support of Jimenez Lai’s “Dollhouse Spectacular” – we couldn’t do it without you!


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FEAST 05 grant winner
Awards, Exhibitions / February 3, 2014

FEAST (Funding Engaging Actions with Sustainable Tactics) is a series of participatory dinners and micro-funding events that support creative projects with community involvement. Artists, designers and groups are invited to present proposals for projects during the dinner. Everyone attending the dinner votes on which project they would like to fund, and the project with the most votes is given a grant from the money that is raised from the dinner tickets.

FEAST was founded by Amber Landgraff and Deborah Wang. Food for FEAST is the creative endeavour of Lisa Myers, with music by Alison Snowball. FEAST is co-presented with XPACE Cultural Centre. Past and present sponsors, supporters and collaborators include A Space Gallery, Amsterdam Beer, Dave Morgan, Fuse Magazine, Gladstone Hotel, and Toronto Free Gallery.


Davis and Lee won $915 for their project Super Furniture:

Super Furniture is an installation by architect and graphic novelist, Jimenez Lai, that is commissioned by Rear View Curatorial Collective for the Summer of 2013.  Conceived of as “a building that is too small and furniture that is too big,” this installation offers visitors the opportunity to inhabit windows of a life-sized comic book page.  Located in a laneway behind Sheridan Ave (Brockton/Little Portugal neighbourhoods), the project revives the eternal fascination of chidhood fort building, club founding and playing out of sight of ‘grown ups’.  Super Furniture is a novel proposition for how we might live and socialize in the unique, but often overlooked, spaces of Toronto.”