Studio Visits: Furniture & Product Design
Nov
17
3:30 PM15:30

Studio Visits: Furniture & Product Design

Join MADE for a studio tour of 4 Edmonton furniture and product design studios. Like a pub crawl, but with less beer (don't worry, there's still going to be beer), we've chartered a bus, and we'll be taking everyone from studio to studio for a tour and discussion with the designers at each. The event starts and ends at River City Tile Company, who will be hosting along with Birch & Grey. We will also be visiting Oliver AptOneTwoSix, and IZM's studios.

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In Situ: Ortona Armoury
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

In Situ: Ortona Armoury

The Ortona Armoury has had an interesting life. It was built as a stable by HBC in 1914. Since then, it has housed organizations ranging from the Edmonton Pure Butter Company to the Department of National Defense. It currently houses artists studios and several arts organizations. The City of Edmonton is preparing to rehabilitate the building, so this may be the last opportunity to see the building with its historic layout and interior finishing.

So, why is this important? The Ortona Armoury is a perfect example of the challenges and opportunities inherent in historical preservation and adaptive reuse. The building has a long, varied history of use, and current tenants with a strong connection to the building. How do we preserve buildings that have been changing constantly through their livetimes, and how do we balance heritage and current use? These questions are relevant to many other buildings in Edmonton.

The tour will be led by two people who are deeply familiar with the building. Marlena Wyman is Edmonton’s Historian Laureate, and a former studio artist in the Ortona building for over twenty years. Michael Caskenette is on the Ortona Armoury Tenants Association, and has been deeply involved in the administration and maintenance of the building since the mid-1990s. Both are active advocates for the building’s preservation.

In Situ is an ongoing series in which we take design talks out of the lecture theatre and into the real world. 

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In Situ: Iᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ (Indigenous Art Park)
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

In Situ: Iᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ (Indigenous Art Park)

Come to MADE's tour of the new Indigenous Art Park in the heart of the river valley. ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ includes new public art by 6 artists from across Canada. Join us as several artists and members of the curatorial team take us through the new park. Please RSVP on Eventbrite! 

In 2016, MADE hosted a panel at the AGA with a number of the artists and others involved in the project. This tour is an exciting follow-up to that event.

In Situ is an ongoing series in which we take design talks out of the lecture theatre and into the real world. 

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