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Winnipeg Design Festival

September 13-September 16

The Winnipeg Design Festival attempts to cultivate and share Winnipeg’s rich community of talented and creative individuals; and the products of their creative processes of design and making. WDF also strives to build and cultivate interdisciplinary relationship and partnerships with industry and like-minded organizations that promote the value of good design of art, objects, architecture, and the greater built environment. The festivals events are the primary means of participation and interaction amongst participants and festival patrons, and may include lectures, installations, tours, and symposiums. WDF also wishes to be inclusive to a greater public audience, as a means of promotion, appreciation, and education of the design of the built environment.

 

Below is a list of free events.  For the complete list click here.

FREE EVENTS

COOL GARDENS

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 9:00am – Saturday, Sept. 16 12:00pm

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. The exhibit aims to bring architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists together to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape.

This exhibition is coming to a close after the festival. If you haven’t yet checked out these refreshing installations, find them and explore our incredible city.  Installatoins 1-2, and 4-7 can be found in Winnipeg, while Installation 3 is in Brandon.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

 1.  BEND by The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative

1.  BEND by The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative

2.  The Weave by Rachelle Kirouac + Danielle Loeb

2.  The Weave by Rachelle Kirouac + Danielle Loeb

3.  Kaleido[scape] by Justin Benjamin + Vanessa Goldgrub (JB+V) Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon, Manitoba

3.  Kaleido[scape] by Justin Benjamin + Vanessa Goldgrub (JB+V)
Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon, Manitoba

4.  2 Degrees by LADR Landscape Architects (Bev Windjack, Renée Lussier, Chris Windjack)

4.  2 Degrees by LADR Landscape Architects (Bev Windjack, Renée Lussier, Chris Windjack)

5.  Cool Dots by Ewa Tarsia

5.  Cool Dots by Ewa Tarsia

6.  Cure de Ville by Janelle Tougas

6.  Cure de Ville by Janelle Tougas

7.  Le Rendez-Vouz by Rodney LaTourelle + Louise Witthöft

7.  Le Rendez-Vouz by Rodney LaTourelle + Louise Witthöft

MANIK DREAMSCAPE / FESTIVAL MARKERS

Wednesday, Sept. 13 9:00am – Saturday, Sept. 16 12:00pm

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. The exhibit aims to bring architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists together to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape.

This exhibition is coming to a close after the festival. If you haven’t yet checked out these refreshing installations, find them and explore our incredible city.  Installatoins 1-2, and 4-7 can be found in Winnipeg, while Installation 3 is in Brandon.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

 1.  BEND by The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative

1.  BEND by The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative

2.  The Weave by Rachelle Kirouac + Danielle Loeb

2.  The Weave by Rachelle Kirouac + Danielle Loeb

3.  Kaleido[scape] by Justin Benjamin + Vanessa Goldgrub (JB+V) Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon, Manitoba

3.  Kaleido[scape] by Justin Benjamin + Vanessa Goldgrub (JB+V)
Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon, Manitoba

4.  2 Degrees by LADR Landscape Architects (Bev Windjack, Renée Lussier, Chris Windjack)

4.  2 Degrees by LADR Landscape Architects (Bev Windjack, Renée Lussier, Chris Windjack)

5.  Cool Dots by Ewa Tarsia

5.  Cool Dots by Ewa Tarsia

6.  Cure de Ville by Janelle Tougas

6.  Cure de Ville by Janelle Tougas

7.  Le Rendez-Vouz by Rodney LaTourelle + Louise Witthöft

7.  Le Rendez-Vouz by Rodney LaTourelle + Louise Witthöft

ONE BUCKET AT A TIME / PAVILION

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 9:00am Saturday, Sept. 16, 12:00pm

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. The exhibit aims to bring architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists together to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape.

This exhibition is coming to a close after the festival. If you haven’t yet checked out these refreshing installations, find them and explore our incredible city.  Installatoins 1-2, and 4-7 can be found in Winnipeg, while Installation 3 is in Brandon.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

 1.  BEND by The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative

1.  BEND by The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative

2.  The Weave by Rachelle Kirouac + Danielle Loeb

2.  The Weave by Rachelle Kirouac + Danielle Loeb

3.  Kaleido[scape] by Justin Benjamin + Vanessa Goldgrub (JB+V) Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon, Manitoba

3.  Kaleido[scape] by Justin Benjamin + Vanessa Goldgrub (JB+V)
Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon, Manitoba

4.  2 Degrees by LADR Landscape Architects (Bev Windjack, Renée Lussier, Chris Windjack)

4.  2 Degrees by LADR Landscape Architects (Bev Windjack, Renée Lussier, Chris Windjack)

5.  Cool Dots by Ewa Tarsia

5.  Cool Dots by Ewa Tarsia

6.  Cure de Ville by Janelle Tougas

6.  Cure de Ville by Janelle Tougas

7.  Le Rendez-Vouz by Rodney LaTourelle + Louise Witthöft

7.  Le Rendez-Vouz by Rodney LaTourelle + Louise Witthöft

MODELS OF THE FUTURE: DESIGN DISPLAY

Wednesday, Sept. 13 4:00pm – Saturday, Sept.16 11:00pm

The Forks123 Main StWinnipeg, MB, R3CCanada (map)

Join the Winnipeg Design Festival as we celebrate design through the exhibition of Design Models.  Come see what designers of tomorrow have envisioned for our projects through their explorations and studies.


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KEYNOTE SPEAKER / DALE HENWOOD MEMORIAL LECTURE / DIEGO BURDI

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 6:00pm 7:30pm
Crystal Ballroom @ Fort Garry HotelCanada(map)

WHAT MATTERS

A retrospective look through Burdifilek’s projects with Diego Burdi, the Creative Director of the internationally acclaimed interior design studio. Hear first-hand his experiences on designing for a global clientele and the importance of refining your perspective to orchestrate powerful design experiences.

Diego Burdi – Creative Partner, Burdifilek

Diego brings to the studio a freshness and vision that assures his clients the benefit of innovation. Able to cross-reference influences and circumvent trends, Diego’s design work is eclectic, always morphing, and invariably successful at moving design forward. A designer who has remained frontline in client liaison, he counts amongst his assets the ability to understand his clients goals, and then creatively translate their vision into three dimensions of immaculately appointed spaces. Noted for his professionalism, well-regarded for his distinctive taste and style, Diego is a world traveller who consciously exposes himself to the life and style of other cultures. Having enriched his own perspective, Diego brings it back to the world in the form of uniquely honed, considered design.

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ORGANIZED AND SPONSORED BY

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FILM: EXPO 67 _ MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:00pm 9:00pm

FILM: EXPO 67 _ MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

Fifty years on, the full story of Expo 67 mania is finally ready to be told. With incredible never-before-seen footage, Expo 67: Mission Impossible gives viewers the chance to relive Canada’s landmark event in a whole new light. Travel back, take in the festivities and watch this transformative moment in Montreal’s history when a whole new island was added to the city, 847 buildings were constructed, as well as three bridges, trains, an amusement park and more in just over 1,500 days. Go behind the scenes to see how this ambitious World’s Fair was conceived and created—and barely finished in time.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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THIRD + BIRD | WDF POP-UP MARKET

Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:00pm 8:00pm
Upper Fort Garry Park130 Main StWinnipeg, MB, R3C 1A4Canada (map)

THIRD + BIRD is hosting a carefully curated WDF event that will provide fun + inspiring gathering place for artisans and shoppers.We serve artisans by creating a platform where they can share their craft, and grow their business. We serve shoppers by inspiring them to choose hand-crafted, locally produced goods and connecting them with Manitoba makers.

At THIRD + BIRD, we are proud to work with integrity and creativity to offer you workshops, gatherings, and markets that are more than just an event – they are an experience with every detail thought out in a way that supports local makers, artisans, farmers, and other local businesses. We strive for a personal connection with those we serve and work with – because local makers and their crafts matter to us – and we believe they matter to you.

IN COLLABORATION WITH:

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 Earlier Event: September 13BAR NANOLater Event: September 14MOVING MATTERS – TYNDALL STONE WALKING TOUR

MOVING MATTERS – TYNDALL STONE WALKING TOUR

Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:00pm 8:30pm
Millenium Library – Carol Shields Auditorium251 Donald StreetWinnipeg, MB, R3C 3P5Canada (map)

Join us for a free 90-minute tour exploring several Tyndall stone buildings downtown. On this tour, led by architectural historian Abigail Auld, you will learn about the beginnings of the Manitoba quarry industry, how to spot and identify fossils and learn the interesting story of this Manitoba-produced but nationally used stone.

Meet at the Local History Room, Millenium Library, 251 Donald Street. This tour is offered jointly by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and the Winnipeg public library. Register online, in person or by phone starting August 22 at Winnipeg.ca/library.http://wpl.libcal.com 204-986-3424

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

PARK[ING] DAY

Friday, September 15, 2017 9:00am 6:00pm
The ForksWaterfront DrWinnipeg, MB, R3CCanada(map)

CHANGE PARKING FOR A DAY

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, global event where citizens, artists, designers and activists transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks, raising awareness of the importance of creating humane, sustainable, urban culture.

Multiple installations from a diverse range of groups transform parking stalls into ‘pop-up’ places that encourage Winnipeggers from all walks of life to consider issues like the importance of public space ownership, car addiction, active living, healthy communities and the value of street life.

SPONSORED BY

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STEELDAY TOUR

Friday, September 15, 2017 11:00am 3:00pm

SteelDay is your chance to get to know the Canadian structural steel industry. Personally!

The day will be an interactive and networking event for members of the design, construction and structural steel industry. Across the nation – steel fabricators, mills, service centres, galvanizers, HSS producers, bender-rollers and others will open their facilities, job sites, and offices. Architects, engineers, contractors, developers, students, educators and the general public are invited to see how we contribute to building Canada.

Special equipment will be provided.  Please note that tour times vary.

Design Professionals, please register here for a tour:

http://steelday.ca/Find-an-Event/Detail.aspx?EventID=319&Event=Capitol+Steel

All members of the public, please register here:

http://steelday.ca/Find-An-Event.aspx

Organized by CISC-ICCA Manitoba & NW Ontario

FILM: THE ART OF RECOVERY

Friday, September 15, 2017 12:00pm 2:00pm
Millenium Library – Carol Shields Auditorium251 Donald StreetWinnipeg, MB, R3C 3P5Canada (map)

From chaos to creativity and hope for a broken city. As demolition gangs reduce ruins to rubble, artists,innovators and entrepreneurs are bringing life back to the streets of post-earthquake Christchurch, empowering the people and creating a promising future for a dynamic new city.

The film is screened by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Winnipeg Public Library and the Winnipeg Design Festival.

PRESENTATION: TRUE NORTH SQUARE

Friday, September 15, 2017 6:00pm 7:00pm
WAG – MURIEL RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM300 Memorial BoulevardWinnipeg, MB, R3C 0N3Canada (map)

Located in the heart of downtown, True North Square is the largest private mixed-use development in Winnipeg’s history combining office, hotel, residential, retail, parking, and a central plaza. Design elements of the project have been carefully constructed by the architectural and development teams to support urban activity as well as commercial vitality. Together with other exciting developments planned downtown, the project will play a key role in redefining the city’s core.

All designers and architects encouraged to attend!

10 x 20 x 20

Friday, September 15, 2017 7:00pm 9:00pm

At this event, ten speakers present 20 slides, giving 20 seconds to each slide, to bring the local design community together to share ideas, projects, and design in a fun and informative social setting. Prepare to be inspired!

Started in 2008, 10 x 20 x 20 continues to be well received by the design community and the public. The diverse list of past presenters has included architects, artists, builders, industrial designers, historians, makers, photographers and many more.

Join us for what is always a wild, entertaining and truly thought-provoking experience!

Organized by 10 x 20 x 20 committee

FORTS ON FORT

Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:00am 12:00pm

UPPER FORT GARRY PARK130 Main StreetWinnipeg, MB, R3C 1A4Canada (map)

Join this family-focused event at the recently completed Upper Fort Garry Heritage Park.  Re-imagine history as you build new forts on Winnipeg’s old forts.  Come and take part in what is going to be Winnipeg’s most memorable cardboard box fort-making event!

Image by Lief Norman

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#DISCOVERTHEQUARTER INSTALLATION

Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:00pm 4:00pm
The Forks – Festival Stage45-55 Waterfront DrWinnipeg, MB, R3CCanada(map)

Design Quarter Winnipeg is a curated destination experience within a walkable area of our city, creating a community of authentic, local retail + design culture. Our objective is to support + promote Winnipeg’s creative community of distinguished designers, makers and artists in order to strengthen design tourism and density in our city centre. The Design Quarter currently has 47 members – all locally owned, design-oriented businesses or non profits within the Exchange District, Downtown + The Forks, who offer a unique product or experience to visitors.

This installation reveals the true walkability of Design Quarter, representing it at a 1:69m scale. It conveys the area’s general size and proximity amongst members on a more human, relatable scale. 1 step here = 20m (approx. 66′) in real life.

Navigate your way around this mini version of the Design Quarter, then grab a map and explore the real deal on a self-curated tour by foot or by bike! Interact with either version for a chance to win amazing prizes! Here’s how:

1. Discover The (Mini) Quarter

Grab a ballot. Pick (1) your favourite place to eat, and (2) your favourite place to shop in the Quarter. How many steps does it take you to get from one to the other? WIN: A $50 gift card from each place!

– OR –

2. Discover The (Real) Quarter

Go explore! Post about your Design Quarter experiences on social media, tag us (@designQwpg), and use the hashtag #DiscoverTheQuarter. WIN: $100 gift card from the Forks Market.

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THIRD + BIRD | WDF POP-UP MARKET 2.0

Saturday, September 16, 2017 3:00pm 8:00pm
Upper Fort Garry Park130 Main StWinnipeg, MB, R3C 1A4Canada (map)

THIRD + BIRD is hosting a carefully curated WDF event that will provide fun + inspiring gathering place for artisans and shoppers.

We serve artisans by creating a platform where they can share their craft, and grow their business. We serve shoppers by inspiring them to choose hand-crafted, locally produced goods and connecting them with Manitoba makers.

At THIRD + BIRD, we are proud to work with integrity and creativity to offer you workshops, gatherings, and markets that are more than just an event – they are an experience with every detail thought out in a way that supports local makers, artisans, farmers, and other local businesses. We strive for a personal connection with those we serve and work with – because local makers and their crafts matter to us – and we believe they matter to you.

IN COLLABORATION WITH:

TALK: THE BENCH 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017 6:00pm 7:00pm
The Forks55 Waterfront DrWinnipeg, MB, R3CCanada (map)

Meet the designers, the organizers and the makers of THE BENCH.
They will share their thoughts and views on THE BENCH and the notion of ‘street as a public space’.

Help us fund raise to build 5 benches here:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/public-bench-on-broadway

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH the STUFF group

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IN TRANSIT _ FASHION SHOW

Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:00pm 8:00pm
The ForksWaterfront DrWinnipeg, MB, R3CCanada (map)

In Transit takes you through the history of Winnipeg, specifically the industry of fashion available at different time periods. Held adjacent to the VIA railway station at Installation Alley, you get to experience the evolution of garments and wardrobes that represented stylish trends the people of Winnipeg were dressed in.

This event follows the Shopology Project Conference and connects Wininpeg’s rich Fashion industry with the Winnipeg Design Festival.  Winnipeg’s entrepreneurs, retailers, designers, style leaders and creators to an impactful one-day program of curated presentations from local fashion leaders, influencers, designers and local business experts. Tickets and more info here: www.shopologyprojectconference.com

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Harriet Quality Made, Corue and Shopology Project


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PERFORMANCE: FABUKI DAIKO DRUM-OFF with ONE BUCKET AT A TIME

Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:00pm 8:00pm
The ForksWaterfront DrWinnipeg, MB, R3CCanada (map)

In Transit takes you through the history of Winnipeg, specifically the industry of fashion available at different time periods. Held adjacent to the VIA railway station at Installation Alley, you get to experience the evolution of garments and wardrobes that represented stylish trends the people of Winnipeg were dressed in.

This event follows the Shopology Project Conference and connects Wininpeg’s rich Fashion industry with the Winnipeg Design Festival.  Winnipeg’s entrepreneurs, retailers, designers, style leaders and creators to an impactful one-day program of curated presentations from local fashion leaders, influencers, designers and local business experts. Tickets and more info here: www.shopologyprojectconference.com

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Harriet Quality Made, Corue and Shopology Project


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September 13
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September 16
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