Spaces of Occurrence charts a transitional and unsteady topography replete with paradoxes: artificial and natural, crumbling and blooming, geometric and wild. My interest was in documenting the organic conversation between ecology and architecture in Montreal’s Old Port, a historical area where the seemingly static urban landscape provides a structural basis for an ever-changing and dynamic network of invasive flora. Here, the buildings and plants have aged together, co-creating new forms and configurations that have over time deviated entirely from the intent of their architects. An untamed element of wilderness and chaos is introduced by nature into the architectural landscape — one which was originally built to reflect the order, precision, and stability of its society.
— Maela Ohana, Montreal, Canada