All events to take place in the John A. Russell Building.

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  4:30  Registration opens
  5:00  OPENING RECEPTION | Entr’Acte, Clay Odom, Patterning Temporary Atmospheres

        Welcome by Dean Ralph Stern | Remarks by Symposium Chair Lisa Landrum

      KEYNOTE  6:00   ALEX GILLIAM Tiny WPA

 

  9am  Registration | Coffee

  9:30  Paper Sessions: Dwelling Acts 1       Environmental Acts
  11:00   Paper Sessions: Dwelling Acts 2       Socio-Political Acts

  12:30  LUNCH

      KEYNOTE  1:30  LINDSEY DUGDILL Designing Buildings for Behavioural ‘Nudging’:
                                        The Public Health Imperative for an Active Workforce

                 3:00  Paper Session: Building Acts
                 5:00  Break | RECEPTION | Entr’Acte, Paola Zellner, Reclaiming Space

      KEYNOTE   6:00ANDREW TODD Action, Energy, Performance, Ecology: Notes on a New Functionalism

                       If, as Aristotle asserted, “action…is the most important thing of all,” then contemporary
                       architecture seems set on the obverse: bloated, cavorting, lumpen spaces designed
                       merely to be photographed, where actual human action is all but absent. This is bad
                       enough in itself, but much worse when we consider the disconnect between space and
                       need, and the extravagant consumption of energy and resources that building
                       represents. Looking at examples from the theatre and elsewhere, this talk proposes a
                       counter-model which recaptures and redefines ‘functionalism’ for our challenged times.


                 7:30  Ice Bar, Courtyard
                 8:00  DINNER, Centre Space

 

                 9am  Registration | Coffee

      KEYNOTE   9:30  KANTEN RUSSELL Launching Into Action: Creating the Modern

                                       Playground for Action Sports

  11:00   Paper Session: Representational Acts
  12:30  LUNCH | Entr’Acte, Lawrence Bird, Winnipeg on the Edge of Coherence

  1:30  Paper Session: Research in Action 1

  3:00  Paper Session: Research in Action 2
               4:30  Break | Entr’Acte, JNZNBRK, Screen

                      Cash Bar

      KEYNOTE   6:00  MICHAEL VAN GESSEL Action: Transforming the Present
                      Remarks by Symposium Chair Lisa Landrum | Closing comments by Dean Ralph Stern
                 7:30  CLOSING RECEPTION


The 2014 Atmosphere Committee consists of: Lisa Landrum, Chair (Architecture), Rae Bridgman (City Planning), Alyssa Schwann (Environmental Design), Lynn Chalmers (Interior Design), Marcella Eaton (Landscape Architecture); with web design and graphics support from Thalia Andreoglou (Masters of Architecture student), and administrative support from Brandy O’Reilly (Faculty of Architecture, Partners Program).

 

Questions? Please contact Lisa.Landrum@umanitoba.ca

 

Atmosphere is generously supported by the Faculty of Architecture Endowment Fund and the following professional associations: the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA); the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA); and the Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba (PIDIM).                  

 

Aspects of Atmosphere 2014 ACTION are being presented in collaboration with StoreFront Manitoba and aceartinc.