Each academic year makeCalgary: identifies a specific thematic research challenge for collaborative exploration. This year, with the city designated the 2012 Cultural Capital of Canada, we take up the issue of CULTURE SPACE and ask the question “What is the role of cultural space in Calgary’s future?”
The CULTURE SPACE project kicks off in October with a design workshop for students, exploring the potential relevance of traditional cultural institutions such as libraries, concert halls, and museums in a world saturated with user-generated content and low-cost social media distribution channels. Research will explore design strategies that leverage this new reality of cultural production into greater urban vitality and civic transformation in economic and environmentally sustainable ways.
EVDS has invited the principals of two award winning firms, Patkau Architects (Vancouver) and Snøhetta Architecture (New York and Oslo, Norway) to work with our students in a 4 day intense design workshop that explores new visions for the city’s cultural district. This culminates on the evening of October 12 with an exhibition of the design work, presentations by our distinguished guest architects, and a public forum on the future of culture space in Calgary.
|Date:||Friday, October 12|
|Time:||6:30 p.m. reception|
|7:00-9:00 p.m. forum|
|333 4 Avenue S.W.|
This event is free for students. $5 at the door for non-students.