2015 Atmosphere Symposium at University of Manitoba: Emergence


The annual Atmosphere symposium, presented by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, will be held February 5–7, 2015, with the theme of Emergence.

The symposium will examine how theories of emergence influence design and design thinking, and how different design disciplines think about, value, engage and operationalize theories of emergence. It will also explore themes such as designing emergence, human/non-human intersections, and beauty and generosity.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Rod Barnett, Professor and Chair of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at Washington University
  • Eva Franch i Gilabert, Architect and Executive Director and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City
  • Rafael Gómez-Moriana, Architectural Educator, University of Calgary’s term-abroad program in Barcelona and at the Council on International Educational Exchange
  • Nina-Marie Lister, Associate Professor of Urban + Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto and Visiting Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
  • Hirini Matunga, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Indigenous Planning at Lincoln University
  • Timothy Morton, Rita Shea Guffey Chair of English at Rice University and most recently author of Hyperobjects
  • Charles Rice, Professor of Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney
  • Alan Ricks, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of MASS Design Group

We are also pleased to welcome two guest speakers:

  • Nancy Levinson, Executive Director and Editor of Places Journal
  • Garth Rockcastle, Founding Principal of MS&R; former Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Maryland; and Places Journalboard member

For more information about Atmosphere 2015, or to register online, visit www.atmos.ca

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