Get to The Common for happy hour featuring local brewery Analog Brewing. Join them for free truffle popcorn, beer tasting and mingle with other Design Week enthusiasts.
Schedule of Events
Edmonton Design Week features a mix of flagship and community events, from design awards to studio open houses to workshops and exhibitions, hosted across multiple downtown venues. Here’s some of the event details, with more to come in the next few weeks!
MADE - Media Architecture Design Edmonton will host a public panel discussion with the biannual Edmonton Urban Design Awards judges on October 4, 2019. The EUDA's has been around since 2005, is supported by the City of Edmonton, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). The awards aim to promote public and private awareness of urban design. This year, a jury from Winnipeg, Toronto and New York will evaluate the submissions. The jury includes Johanna Hurme (Winnipeg), Brent Bellamy (Winnipeg), Liz Wreford (Winnipeg), Antonio Gomez-Palacio (Toronto), and Marc Fornes (New York).
Edmonton Design Week presents the official opening party of Vignettes 2019. Vignettes Design Series is an interdisciplinary event that brings together local designers, artists, and makers to bring their best in collaboration and creation to co-create amazing environments. What began as a grassroots campaign created to promote the local art and design industry back in 2012 in Edmonton has now grown into a month-long festival. We create unique, pop-up experiences in the downtown core to drive industry, community, and culture. Tapping into under-utilized spaces creates a refreshing and unparalleled experience for event-goers while reviving our city. The Vignettes Design Series collaborates with over a hundred Canadian based companies and community organizations to bring a one-of-a-kind pop up gallery to downtown Edmonton.
Truly remarkable design is something humans experience and feel – if even for a fleeting moment in time. In a world bombarded by stimuli, how do we design and craft moments and reactions that matter? This design masterclass features Gabe Kean, the founder of Belle & Wissell Co., a Seattle-based creative design studio that crafts participatory experiences that blend inventive design and technology. For over twenty years, Gabe has been designing interfaces and leading teams to create innovative experiences for clients that include brands and museums like the Harley-Davidson Museum, The SFMOMA, Amazon, Art Institute of Chicago, The American Battle Monuments Commission, MoPOP, and The Smithsonian Institution.
Join an intimate gathering of multidisciplinary creatives to explore design's ability to connect and compel:
Machine -> Human -> Performance. - Patrick Finn, MFA, PhD. / Director, Computational Media Design, Faculty of Science, University of Calgary
Design: In the Minds of the Beholder - Dennis Lenarduzzi / Partner + Creative Director, Makespace Group Inc.
Designing Community – Natasia Martin / Founder, Natasia Designs + Co-Host of Ladies Wine & Design Edmonton
Closing Talk – Gabe Kean / Founder, Belle & Wissell
Join the Design Week Studio Crawl featuring happy hours hosted by your friendly neighborhood design studios. We’ll hop from studio to studio together, get to know each company, meet their teams, and share some beverages along the way. Starting location and studio lineup to be revealed the day before the crawl so be sure to register to be in the know!
You can learn a lot about a city by looking at what's around you, but you can learn just as much by looking at the projects that never got built. Unrealized looks at the projects that would have reshaped Edmonton, and why they didn't happen. Join us for the opening of this new exhibit from MADE, supported by the Downtown Business Association and the Edmonton Heritage Council.