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MAA e-Bulletin Sept 2016 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. Manitoba Teachers' Society Headquarters Building | Libling Michener and Associates Architect.

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September 14 – 17

This year’s festival asks participants to challenge what you know to change the world around you. Good design is innovative design. Innovative design requires the designer to challenge expectations, conventions, past experiences, and the status quo to enhance the end product. With 30 different events over the course of 4 days, there is an event for everyone to take in.

Design enthusiasts and creative professionals will enjoy a “Conversation on Architecture” and the keynote lecture from John Patkau, two pecha kucha style presentations, films, and an architectural model exhibit. Families and children will love fort-making at Upper Fort Garry and the “chalk walk,” an returning event for kids to get in touch with their inner artists as they draw with chalk on a pathway at the Park. Everyone will have fun engaging with the transformed parking spaces at the annual Parking Day, the very popular Letter Peddler Press printmaking, and inter[CHANGE], a pop-up market featuring local designers. Everyone will return to the Portage & Main on Saturday evening for a panel discussion on Portage & Main and the wrap-up party. These are just a few of the varied events that promise a fun, interactive, and educational experience, showcasing our City’s creative culture.

For a list of events:

CSC Winnipeg Chapter Kick-off Event

September 19

Please join us for an exciting kick - off event to the 2016 - 2017 season. We will begin the evening with a guided walking tour through Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. On our tour we will learn about some of Winnipeg’s deepest and darkest secrets all while enjoying an exceptional collection of architecture. Following the tour we will head over to King + Bannatyne, where we will enjoy some delicious food and drinks.

Please email your confirmation by 4:00 pm, Friday, September 16, 20164 to Gord French at (No shows will be invoiced); PayPal payment available online by request through registration.

2017 Warming Huts Competition

Deadline: October 3

The 2017 Warming Huts: An Arts and Architecture Competition on Ice is open for submissions. Three teams will be selected as winners from submissions of designs for a warming hut or art installation on ice. Winning entries will be placed along the Red River Mutual Trail located on the Assiniboine and Red rivers in Winnipeg, MB. A "blind" jury will be selecting the winning designs based on their creativity in use of materials, providing shelter, poetics of assembly and form, integration with the landscape and ease of construction.

Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito (BAQ)

The competition closing date is September 16th, 2016.

The BAQ has been continuously held each two years since 1978, the same year its host city became the first urban setting in the world to be granted World Heritage status by UNESCO. Now in its 20th edition (November 14-18 2016), the BAQ has become a main event of its kind in the Americas.The event consists of two parallel activities: a competition and an academic seminar/cultural segment.

The academic seminar and cultural activities include live presentations by major international practitioners and scholars as well as exhibits and activities by local and international institutions.

The competition awards prizes to architectural and other design-related projects built in the Americas and to theoretical and historical architectural publications. There are 5 categories for entries in the competition:

A. Architectural Design
B. Urban Design and Landscape Architecture
C. Social Habitat and Development
D. Rehabilitation and Recycling
E. History, Theory and Critic of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape
F. Specialized Periodical Publications

Canadian architects are very welcome to participate in this dynamic event, and I kindly ask for your help in spreading the details of this event to your network and / or members. I will be very pleased to answer any questions regarding the BAQ’s upcoming edition.

For details about the BAQ2016 in general, please consult:

For details about the competition, please consult:

The Pathos of Things

October 15 – November 7 2016
Opening event : Thursday October 20 7-10 pm

New Work by Mixed Media Artist Deborah Danelle.Fleet Gallery; 65 Albert Street.

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