Winnipeg Design Festival, Sept 17 2016

The Manitoba Professional Planners Institute has assembled a panel of urban planners, dreamers, and shakers.  Our four panelists, Jino Distasio (Director, Institute of Urban Studies), Stefano Grande (Executive Director, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ), Brent Bellamy (Architect, Number TEN) and Hazel Borys (Managing Director, Placemakers) will take part in a discussion about urban design and how it affects our daily life.  Learn about how this topic plays an integral role in the Portage and Main intersection at the intersection itself!

See, feel and experience the possibility of change at Portage & Main! ADAPTATION is a live, interactive art installation and artistic collaboration addressing the MPPI panel discussion topic: change at Portage & Main. The created artwork will transform the Richardson Building Plaza, evoking awareness of the physical and visual adaptations of space at the scale of the surrounding Portage & Main site. The public is encouraged to contribute their thoughts and ideas in this interactive, hands-on installation.


Re/Imagining Winnipeg, StorefrontMB’s third publication, brings together twelve provocative ideas for new interventions in Winnipeg’s urban form. Coming from architects, planners and landscape architects, these ideas were originally submitted for a call for ideas sponsored by StorefrontMB and the Winnipeg Free Press. They push the boundaries of what is possible – of what we can imagine – for the future of our city.

Lawrence Bird and Sharon Wohl, the editors themselves, will be present to introduce the book, sign copies, and answer any questions.

Organized by Sharon Wohl and Lawrence Bird.

Design turns challenges into opportunities.  Witness Portage and Main transform from an abandoned hard surface, to an active, lively, engaging and exciting space for everyone to enjoy!  After discussing the opportunities at Portage and Main, become a part of it, by interacting with live artists while drinking, dancing, socializing and celebrating the fact that design can change how we perceive and interact with the world around us.

Thank you to Baukorb for providing patio furniture for this event and R.D. Sales for providing lighting.  Thank you to the Downtown Biz as well, for working with us in making this night like no other.

Organized by Cindy RodychJean-Pierre VosLindsay NesbittChris Gilmour and Andre Silva






















































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