Mar 01, 2019 BENCHmark 2019 Winners!

A big congratulations to the winners of BENCHmark 2019! WALL CHAIR by Li Jiapei, Tan Yeqian, & Yang Hengyuan (Beijing, China) will be located at Sir John Franklin Park, and SEESAW by Sylvia Choi & Daegeon Jeong (Brooklyn, NY) will be located at Northeast Pioneers Greenway. Stay tuned this summer for the unveiling of these designs!
Honourable mentions: FLUVIAL by Ronnie Kataki, Edward Wang, & Jia Li Song of Nice One Projects, Cambridge, MA; and THE LINE by Sergi Viñals Musquera, Mariona Mayol Batlle & Sergi Garcia Campmany of Hue Studio, Barcelona, Spain.
Thank you to everyone who participated this year!

Feb 28, 2019 Cool Gardens 2019 is NOW OPEN!

Cool Gardens 2019 is NOW OPEN!

All registration forms and submissions must be received by Monday April 15th, 2019 at 6:00PM CST.

[Click here] to download the Cool Gardens 2019 Competition Brief

[Click here] to download the Registration Form

About Cool Gardens:
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 for public projects in the downtown. The exhibit aims to bring architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists together to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape. The presentation of the cutting-edge garden designs places design culture at the centre of summer activities in Winnipeg, while offering a pleasant relief from the summer exasperations.

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Dec 11, 2018 2019 WDF Call for Curators

Passionate about design and design culture? Perfect! We’re looking for curators for 2019 Winnipeg Design Festival!

Storefront Manitoba is looking for a motivated individual or team to take over the reigns of festival curator for the 2019 season. It is anticipated that the festival will be scheduled for late September. The Winnipeg Design Festival builds relationships and partnerships that promote and celebrate the value of good design. Festival events, including lectures, symposiums, interactive installations, tours, and exhibits, are the primary means of interaction and discourse. Each event brings the professional and creative communities together with the broader community to continue the dialogue about design and urbanism.

2019 WDF  Curatorial Position