Winnipeg Design Festival

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The Winnipeg Design Festival is the largest annual event of StorefrontMB  and the first festival in the province dedicated to the promotion and celebration of local design culture. This year marks the 6th annual festival and will be held from September 13 to 16. Each year this non-profit festival is curated by a team selected by StorefrontMB. 

The Winnipeg Design Festival aims to celebrate and promote contemporary design and art in the city of Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg Design Festival attempts to cultivate and share Winnipeg’s rich community of talented and creative individuals; and the products of their creative processes of design and making. WDF also strives to build and cultivate interdisciplinary relationship and partnerships with industry and like-minded organizations that promote the value of good design of art, objects, architecture, and the greater built environment. The festivals events are the primary means of participation and interaction amongst participants and festival patrons, and may include lectures, installations, tours, and symposiums. WDF also wishes to be inclusive to a greater public audience, as a means of promotion, appreciation, and education of the design of the built environment. 

MISSION

The Winnipeg Design Festival vision is to create a sustainable annual festival with the goal of becoming a partner in the national and international design community; as well as become the must attend Design Event for both the public and creative community. 

VISION

The Winnipeg Design Festival vision is to create a sustainable annual festival with the goal of becoming a partner in the national and international design community; as well as become the must attend Design Event for both the public and creative community. 

OBJECTIVES

  • To celebrate design in the city of Winnipeg. 
  • Break the jargon and closed community of the design world to make it accessible and inviting to the public 
  • Create situations for the general public to stumble across events that exhibit and discuss Art and architecture in greater depth. 
  • Group events of varying interest and intensity in close proximity to create ‘accidental’ exposure to topics outside the audience’s awareness and/or comfort zone.
  • Expand the outreach events that bring design to all ages and demographics.
  • The experimentation of hybrid mediums in an attempt to bridge cross disciplinary relationships
  • Use traditional media, social media, advertising, and other promotional approaches to increase the awareness of others in the design community.
  • Build the culture and appreciation of design in Winnipeg.


All Events are listed on the Winnipeg Design Festival website

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