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MAA e-Bulletin September 2018 No.1 Architecture Matters. The Winnipeg Design Festival by StorefrontMB | September 26th to 29th |

Architecture Matters. The Winnipeg Design Festival by StorefrontMB | September 26th to 29th |

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The Winnipeg Design Festival

September 26th to 29th

The Winnipeg Design Festival is the largest annual event of StorefrontMB and the first festival in the province dedicated to the promotion and celebration of local design culture. This year marks the 7th annual festival and will be held from September 26th to 29th. Each year this non-profit festival is curated by a team of curators selected by StorefrontMB.

This year, the theme of Winnipeg Design Festival explores how local identity and memory of the city influences future design. Winnipeg is a unique hub for design talent; incubated by geographic isolation and winter hibernation, strengthened by strong secondary education programs at the U of M, and enhanced by a community of rich creativity. Winnipeg has set its mark on the world stage of architecture, fashion, industrial design, and more with a thriving pool of local designers propelling us into a new era of innovative, thoughtful, and forward thinking ideas. Winnipeg Design Festival aims to showcase the creativity in our city; [RE-] signifies the diversity of design that can be [RE-]imagined, [RE-]created, [RE-]engaged, and [RE-]claimed within the built environment. This year we will be [RE-]claiming spaces throughout the city to [RE-]imagine and [RE-]vitalize them, seeing abandoned and void spaces of the city from a new perspective.

RE-FORM + BEA Prairies

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
The Tower Atrium @ The Forks

A collaboration between BEA-Prairies, RE-FORM, and the Winnipeg Design Festival. This event will be at the Forks on Wednesday, September 26th. It will be a pre-launch for both these organizations that focus on supporting, mentoring, and networking for women within the design field to promote an equal and diverse industry.

The event will provide the opportunity for guests to share and document their stories within the design profession; leaving their mark on an interactive installation that will appear at [RE)ROOF on Saturday, September 29th.

Building Equality in Architecture Prairies

In partnership with Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT), we are pleased to announce our own prairie region initiative which will hold mentoring events and networking opportunities supporting equality, equity, and diversity in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, interior design, and the construction industry. Through this initiative we will leverage an opportunity for men, women, students and practitioners to connect with women leaders and mentors in our city-building professions in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. BEA Prairies will launch its Winnipeg Chapter at the opening event of the Winnipeg Design Festival.

Come join us.


RE-FORM is sharing inspirational stories that influence and shape design. This is a prequel to an event happening in early 2019, which celebrates women in architecture and design through story telling and networking.

This event has been made possible by the generous support of Prairie Architects Inc. and Public City Architecture Inc.

SfMB’s Mayoral Candidates Debate on Design & Urbanism

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
The South Atrium @ The Fork's Market

Join StorefrontMB and the Winnipeg Free Press for this Frontlines production using topics related to architecture, design and urbanism to propel a lively discussion with current mayoral candidates.

Moderating by Dan Lett.

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