Atmosphere is an annual symposium advancing interdisciplinary research and design. It is a forum to explore the ephemeral,
experiential and situational conditions of our shared world. Difficult to pin-down, capture and express, “atmosphere” is
enveloping yet recessive. It is what we as designers and interpreters of the built and natural environment strive to understand,
generate and meaningfully engage.
Since 2009 the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba has hosted an annual Atmosphere Symposium. This event
brings together researchers, designers and distinguished keynote speakers from around the world. It also gathers students and
professors from the five allied disciplines within our Faculty (Architecture, City Planning, Environmental Design, Interior Design
and Landscape Architecture); colleagues from other units across the University (including Engineering and Arts); and
representatives from Winnipeg’s local arts communities and professional associations. The three-day symposium includes
invited lecturers, peer-reviewed presentations, exhibitions, student installations, receptions, and numerous casual opportunities
for serious exchange.
Each year the Atmosphere Symposium poses a specific yet open-ended theme to draw researchers into a topically oriented
discourse. The theme for Atmosphere 10 is Fabrications.
Atmosphere 9 - Beauty Memory Entropy
Atmosphere 8 - Water
Atmosphere 7 - Emergence
Atmosphere 6 - Action
Atmosphere 5 - Ecology & Design
Atmosphere 4 - Experiencing the Everyday
Atmosphere 3 - Mediated Cities
Atmosphere 2 - Uncharted
Atmosphere 1 - Open
The 2018 Atmosphere Symposium is co-chaired by: Lisa Landrum and Liane Veness with the support of the Faculty's Cultural Events Committee and the Centre for Architectural Structure and Technology (C.A.S.T.); web design and graphics support by Tali Budman (ED4 Architecture student), and administrative support from Brandy O’Reilly (Faculty of Architecture, Partners Program).
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photo: Xue Wei [M2 Architecture]