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MAA e-Bulletin December 2017 No.1 Architecture Matters. Project Hanukkah Menorah | Architette Studios.

Architecture Matters. Project Hanukkah Menorah | Architette Studios.

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Registration Forms + Fees: December 21st, 2017 at 6PM CST.
Proposals: January 15th, 2018 at 6PM CST.

Cool Gardens is a public exhibition of contemporary garden and art installations that offers a shift of sensation for the summer - cooling - as a general theme for public projects in Winnipeg’s downtown. Cool Gardens brings architects, landscape architects, designers, and the public together, celebrating the interface between urbanism, landscape and design. The competition will feature locally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed artists and practitioners in the Winnipeg and Brandon context, highlighting the value of art and design in public space.

Cool Gardens will take place from July 2nd to September 24th, 2018. In addition to the 3 new gardens selected by competition, Cool Gardens 2018 will include the re-commision of 5 previous gardens: Weave [Rachelle Kirouac, Danielle Loeb], BEND [Mark Boutin], Cure de Ville [ Janelle Tougas ], Cool Dots [ Ewa Tarsia ], and Le Rendez Vouz [ LaTourelle + Witthöft ].

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Winter Garden 2018

All participants must submit by December 14th, 2017 6PM CST

Winter Garden 2018 will see several new temporary public art installations in downtown Brandon, Manitoba. Artists will have an opportunity to examine and propose responses to the idea of winter garden, while transforming a public space in an original way. The concept of a winter garden is a space in‐flux, in constant transformation and change. Winter Garden encourages community members to engage with their city and imagine possibilities for public art. The temporary outdoor installations and event act as a vehicle to bring community members together and spark dialogue.

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GBR: An Architectural Heritage Exhibit

5 December 2017 at 7:00 pm

Join us for the opening of the exhibit "Green Blankstein Russell and Associates: An Architectural Heritage", curated by Jeffrey Thorsteinson and Brennan Smith Jeffrey Thorsteinson will give a free public talk on the history of Green Blankstein Russell and our new, accompanying book will be available for sale. The free exhibit, offered in partnership with the Jewish Heritage Centre, will run until February 15th.

Funding support has been provided by Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada, Stantec, Manitoba Association of Architects, City of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba.

GBR: An Architectural Heritage Book Launch

7 December 2017 at 7:00 pm

Join us for the launch of "Green Blankstein Russell and Associates: An Architectural Legacy written by Jeffrey Thorsteinson and Brennan Smith. Winnipeg-based architecture firm Green Blankstein Russell and Associates (GBR) opened in the slow years of the Great Depression. From this inauspicious starting point the firm would grow to become, by the 1950s and 60s, a major player on the Canadian architectural scene: the largest architectural office between Ontario and British Columbia, with seven offices in four provinces.

2017-2018 Faculty of Architecture Events

Food for Thought Thursday

December 07, 2017 Noon | Room 210

A Building that Breathes: Hakka Traditions and Technologies Bryan He ( Research Scholarship Recipient ) In the summer of 2017, with support from University of Manitoba and the Bill Allen Research Scholarship, a field study of vernacular Hakka traditions and technologies was conducted by visiting Hakka villages in the mountainous regions of China along the borders of its three southern provinces: Jiangxi, Fujian, and Guangdong.

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