With the onset of the fall season, we see the return of some familiar lecture and presentation series. CAUSA, MADE in Edmonton, Design Matters as well as other series begin and present opportunities for practitioners, interns, students and the public-at-large to learn about current practices and theories of leading thinkers at home and abroad. As an added bonus, these three events qualify for continuing education credit from the Alberta Association of Architects.
Currently, CAUSA (Calgary Architecture and Urban Studies Alliance) is in the finishing stages of defining its lineup for the year but with the recent lecture accompanying the exhibition on the work of Jeremy Sturgess, it promises to be a great year as always. More information will be posted when it becomes available.
MADE in Edmonton
“Media, Art, Design Exposed (M.A.D.E.) in Edmonton is celebrating its 10th year of exposing art and design in our city with a ten day event, aptly named Edmonton Design Exposed (EDE): How a Decade is M.A.D.E. These ten days of design celebration, education and discourse will be held from October 14-23, 2010 at various downtown Edmonton venues.
To kick-off Edmonton Design Exposed (EDE), we will be hosting an opening gala and lecture with a M.A.D.E. retrospective exhibit at the AGA on October 14th.“ -MADE in Edmonton news release
For more information click on the link: http://madeinedmonton.org/.
Design Matters has also begun its 2010-2011 season with a lecture on September 13th, 2010 by Jeffrey Kipnis of Ohio State University. The event was well attended and touched on a wide range of topics. Lectures will be held about every month and to get more information on the event, please see: http://www.ucalgary.ca/evds/main/news/design-matters-lecture-series-2010-2011-announced.
Also in Calgary is the annual Art City festival currently underway. Throughout the week and into the weekend, installations and lectures will be hosted throughout downtown Calgary and feature a range of different fields and topic areas: http://www.artcityfestival.com/
This workshop is organized by Dr. Mohamed Al‐Hussein ‐ University of Alberta
In collaboration with the Province of Alberta, and based on increasing demand from local industry to understand the effect of the implementation of BIM on future business practice.
May 26th, 2010
From 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
ETLC Solarium, University
of Alberta Campus
Cost : Free
For more information click here
- 20 images
- 20 seconds
- 200 cities
- 2,000 presentations
- 200,000 people
On Saturday, February 20th, the 277 cities that host PechaKucha events worldwide will converge to present one continuous edition of PechaKucha Night. Kicking off at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, where PechaKucha Night was first conceived, the presentation wave will travel eastward, with cities presenting one after the other. Crossing all times zones and cultures, the event will be streamed live online. All proceeds will go to Architecture for Humanity for rebuilding Haiti.
Please save the date for Calgary’s contibution to this special event. Speakers and other event details will be announced shortly.
Devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003 as a place for designers, developers and architects to meet, network and show their work in public, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in 277 cities around the world. The format is simple: speakers present 20 slides each, for 20 seconds per slide. Calgary Arts Development has an agreement to host PechaKucha Nights in Calgary and will be hosting several PechaKucha Nights over the course of the year.
For more information visit http://www.calgaryartsdevelopment.com/node/2036.
The faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary has announced the upcoming Design Matters lectures. For more information on Design Matters and past lectures, follow the link to http://www.ucalgary.ca/evds/design_matters.
18 February 2010 Andrew Kudless
Principal, MATSYS, San Francisco, CA
25 March 2010 Alistair Bath
Memorial University, St. John’s, NL
22 April 2010 Ferda Kolatan
Principal, SULL, New York, NY
March 25, 2010, Edmonton, Alberta
The CISC has brought together excellent local speakers – such as Robert Driver from the University of Alberta (who will talk about Earthquake Engineering) with experts from outside the province – Sylvie Boulanger, P.Eng. Ph.D. ICCA-Québec and Terri Meyer Boake from University of Waterloo who will talk about The New CISC Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel Guidelines and Mark V. Holland, P.E.; Chief Engineer; Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. from Omaha who will discuss leading applications of the Building Information Modelling – to name a few. Randall Stout – the architect of the Alberta Art Gallery opening soon in Edmonton will be the key note speaker and discuss the design and construction of the Art Gallery.
Learning Centre Partners
The CISC Steel Workshop (Alberta Region)
An integral part of the Steel Workshop is the Steel Learning Centre, are these companies who have innovative products or technology related to steel construction will display and explain them to workshop delegates. For a full list of the included companies, see the link below.
This workshop has been approved by the Alberta Association of Architect for learning credits for most of the sessions. For more information on The Steel Workshop, go to http://www.cisc.ca/events/alberta/2010/TheSteelWorkshop/.
Hernan Diaz Alonso
As part of the ongoing Design Matters lecture series, Hernan Diaz Alonso will be speaking on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 pm at the Uptown Stage & Screen located at 612 8 Ave SW.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $5; U of C students attend for free.
For more information: http://www.ucalgary.ca/evds/design_matters/nov
Pecha Kucha Night
December 3, 2009 at the Uptown Stage & Screen, 7:30 pm, $10
Calgary Arts Development Presents our 2nd PechaKucha Night: “How We Live Together”. Join architects, planners, artists and other great minds in exploring how cities become truly live-able places and how the design decisions we make today affect the future of our environmental, social and economic landscape.
ACAD invites all members of the public to the 2009 – 2010 season of the much anticipated Stirring Culture lecture series. ACAD’s Stirring Culture is a free, public, bi-annual event, and has brought some of the most important voices in art and design, culture, and innovation to Calgary.
This year, ACAD is celebrating the continuing evolution of this important series with Stirring Culture 3: Women Innovators in Design, a unique series of public lectures by prominent women with successful practices in the various fields of design that have had significant impacts through their innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to design practice, business, theory, use of materials, and education.
Jane Brown will kick off this year’s lecture series on November 25, 2009. Her work explores the fusion of logic, illogic, emotion and self expression in design. As Creative Director at MetaDesign, Brown has built an international career designing and directing branded solutions for a wide range of clients, from startups to established global corporations.
See a full list of speakers, and learn more at
MADE in Edmonton’s mission is to heighten the public’s awareness and ability to appreciate design, art and architecture, and in turn increase their capacity to demand good art and design in their communities.
Events are designed to appeal to both those people already practicing in design related professions and members of the general public who are interested in design issues.
For more information about MADE and for upcoming events follow the link: http://www.madeinedmonton.org/?cat=4
The following courses will be offered in Edmonton and Calgary this month.
SDCB 325: Integrating Sustainability: Selecting and Designing for Low-Energy Comfort Systems (or getting mechanical engineers back to designing, rather than simply sizing, building systems)
Edmonton: October 20, 2009
Calgary: October 21, 2009
This full-day course will include a brief overview of the principles and theory behind the movement of fluids and air and a review of HVAC systems. The course will then focus on how to achieve human comfort in buildings using natural ventilation and energy-efficient mechanical systems. Several case studies and a group exercise will be provided.
Calgary: October 28, 2009
Edmonton: October 29, 2009
To be really sustainable, communities have to be a delight to live and work in. Concrete can be used to produce beautiful, sustainable buildings that can be the foundation for many types of projects.
For more information on these course offerings visit: http://members.raic.org/courses.php?language=1