Design Matters is a thought provoking lecture series, organized by the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS), that brings to Calgary a range of important speakers who will explore design in our contemporary culture. Lectures are delivered from September to April, and feature provocative speakers who examine issues in architecture, urban design, product design, and landscape ecology. The series challenges the University community and the public to broaden their thinking on a myriad of issues related to design. Design Matters is also an opportunity to engage with interested citizens, students, public officials, urban planners, designers, architects and many others. Design Matters engages people who want to learn, understand and address design issues affecting our community.
EVDS is committed to providing an outstanding experience to its students both inside and outside the classroom. The partnerships EVDS shares with community leaders and companies are a key aspect and contribution to our students’ educational experience. The relationships we have within the community are a critical element of ensuring the education EVDS provides is relevant, meaningful and innovative. Through the Design Matters Series, we make this happen.
For the 2012-2013 Design Matters lecture series poster, click here
September 12, 2012 Bruce Mau Bruce Mau Design October 10, 2012 Shelley Hornstein York University profile January 2, 2013 Brigitte Shim Shim-Sutcliffe Architects January 23, 2013 Richard Thieme Thieme Works Febuary 6, 2013 Tom Wiscombe Tom Wiscombe Design February 20, 2013 Alvin Huang Synthesis Design + Architecutre March 6, 2013 Nader Tehrani NADAAA April 3, 2013 Leon van Schaik RMIT Architecture profile
All Design Matters lectures start at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Calgary's Downtown Campus (906 8 Avenue S.W.). There is a $5 entrance fee for non-students. Students are free.
Gibbs Gage is one of the largest architectural firms in Western Canada. From their home base in Calgary, Gibbs Gage offers professional services in architecture, interior design, urban design.
Located in Calgary, Alberta, Section23 group is a diversified group of three distinct companies, serving the architectural design, land development, as well as ranching and farming industries.
The series is made possible through our valuable partnerships with sponsors like Gibbs Gage, who share our aspirations. Sponsorship of the series presents a wonderful opportunity for companies to not only heighten their profile in the community, but also to engage with talented EVDS students who may be future employees.
If you are interested in partnering with EVDS for the Design Matters series, contact the Community Relations Coordinator.