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Red Crossing by Graf, Low, and Tobier at Winnipeg Design Festival

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Red Cross­ing by Stamps Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Roland Graf/Assocre­ation, Pro­fes­sor Nick Tobier/Every­day Places, and Jen­nifer Low (MDes can­di­date 20) was one of three win­ning projects selected from inter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion for the 2019 Win­nipeg Design Fes­ti­val PROTO- in the cat­e­gory Play”. The project had its North Amer­i­can pre­mière in Win­nipeg on Sep­tem­ber 27th.

Since its incep­tion in 2011, the Win­nipeg Design Fes­ti­val has fos­tered an ongo­ing growth of pub­lic aware­ness and appre­ci­a­tion towards the rich com­mu­nity of tal­ented indi­vid­u­als and groups, and their out­comes, in var­i­ous fields of design work­ing in Win­nipeg. Past par­tic­i­pants and speak­ers include 5468796 Archi­tec­ture, 1×1 Archi­tec­ture, Pub­lic City Archi­tec­ture, Thom Fougere, Lennard Tay­lor, Freya Bjorg Olaf­son, and John Patkau.

This year’s fes­ti­val was curated and directed by Jae-Sung Chon and his design team STUFF (Stu­dio for Trans­for­ma­tive Urban Forms and Fields). Chon believes that Win­nipeg should be a city for pro­to­typ­ing new ideas with the charge Let’s rebrand Win­nipeg as a proto-city: a city where new ideas are encour­aged and embraced, as its core urbanism.”

PLAY_STREET is an inter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion to re-imag­ine the urban street as a play space. The chal­lenge of the com­pe­ti­tion is to design or plot a set of play­ful and per­for­ma­tive activ­i­ties that claims the street as a pub­lic space, a PLAY space. This year’s jury was com­prised of:

Liz Wre­ford | Pub­lic City Archi­tec­ture | Winnipeg
Mar­i­anne Amodio | MA+HG | Vancouver
Luis Calle­jas | LCLAOSLO