Annual Member's Reception

par d.talks

  • lundi, 21 janvier 2019 de 7:00 Après-midi à 9:00 Après-midi (HNR)
  • 134 - 11 Ave SE, #101 , Calgary, AB T2G 0X5

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The Reception

Please join us for a small reception to welcome our visiting speakers to Calgary.  As a d.talks Member, your support helps us to produce our events, exhibitions, and pilot projects. This special reception is a thank you for your support and a chance to meet the panelists.

A Cause

We've recently launched a new program that we'd like to share with you. 

Write On. is a critical writing program launched with support by the Rozsa Foundation and attracting writers from Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge with an interest in writing about art, architecture and the built environment. Over the past four months, these writers have honed their skill through workshops and mentorships with leading art and architecture critics. We're partnering with Site Magazine, Luma Quarterly, Canadian Architect as well as our own online publication FOLD to create opportunities for writers to publish their work.

Critical writing nourishes thoughtful creative practice. It supports ideas that allow room for reflection. For the public, it provides an entry into the work. We know that a culture of critical perspective requires good soil, sun and watering. We've heard how valuable a network can be for individual writers in Alberta, and we're working to fund a second workshop in 2019 in order to provide some sunshine to the good soil seeded with this year's workshop. 

We'd like your help in meeting a matching fund to produce Write On. in the coming year. If you have any amount you'd like to donate to the workshop fund, please use the donation button when ordering your tickets for the reception.


We've invited some bright minds to a discussion, and we'd like you to meet them. It's a rare opportunity to bring four visiting speakers to Calgary. Members are close friends of d.talks. We want to introduce you!

Join us to meet our panelists that hail from architecture, city building, equitable and social access, and transportation.

Who to meet:


Giovanna Borasi, Chief Curator of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, whose research focus includes alternative ways of practicing and evaluating architecture, and how environmental, political and social issues influence today's urbanism and built environment.

Brigitte Shim along with her partner, A. Howard Stucliffe, are both principals in the design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, a firm receiving fourteen Governor General's Medals and Awards for Architecturure. She is a Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.

City Building

Amanda Kolson Hurley, architecture and urban issues author and Senior Editor at CityLab, the city-focused publication of The Atlantic. Her forthcoming book, titled Radical Suburbs, will be released in 2019.

Access for People

Nabeel Ramji hails from Bricolage Calgary, an organization advocating for accessible design and inclusion for all citizens in Calgary, and regularly consults as an Accessibility Infrastructure Specialist on barrier free design.

Cowboy Smithx is an award-winning filmmaker of Blackfoot Ancestry who produces the REDx talks and the Noirfoot Narrative Labs and is the Artistic Director of Iiniisti Treaty Arts Society.


Don Mulligan was Director of Transportation Planning at The City of Calgary for nine years and is passionate about sustainable urban transportation.

Marianna Vaidman Stone is the Deputy Director of Gehl Institute, focused on improving life between buildings. She's worked on policy that re-enacted a zoning framework for public projects in New York as well as a legislative agenda for buildings to be more climate resilient.

This reception is an informal setting to connect with other members who support conversation about design in the city.

Progrès réalisés dans l’atteinte de l’objectif visé

Jours pour acheter


134 - 11 Ave SE, #101
Calgary, AB T2G 0X5

21 janvier 2019
lundi, 21 janvier 2019 7:00 Après-midi (HNR)


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1210, 135 13th Ave SW
Calgary , AB
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Design Talks works to advance the education of architecture and design in the built environment. We conduct and disseminate research to the public through exhibitions, discussions and open forums.