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Sep 17 Sep 19 '21
University of Manitoba Interior Design Masters Students were asked to develop, through their design studio, a new museum building and interiors.

Within their strategic approach, they were asked to re-evaluate current cultural and contextual determinants in museum design. The intense, 13-week studio work and research resulted in a wide variety of approaches to museum design with several common factors. The proposals included museums for trees, nature, memory making, spices, immigrant women, languages, and a memorial for missing and murdered Indigenous women. All of the proposals cast a bright light on Winnipeg’s culture milieu and treasures, such as the film and music scene, and the comics and cartoons community.

“The new museum buildings in the twenty-first century challenge the existing museum design approaches and demand a new definition; are they purely entertainment centres and revenue generators or are they spaces that encompass and condense our collective identity and reality for the the education and betterment of the public from every stratum of society. Without a doubt, museums continue to be cultural temples and reflect the architectural sensibilities of the time. However, the success of a museum should undoubtably go beyond the building itself, and be measured by the quality and success of the exhibit space, where the visitors’ thinking is stimulated and enhanced by the experience.” ~ Tijen Roshko

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Participating Master Studio Students

Habiba Aly, Symrath Bali, Antoinette Baquiran, Emily Barber, Andrea Barrion, Khai Adderley, Shelja Ahuja, Kara Aiello, Lauren Bell, Kazel Domingo, Adel Farhat, Corey Harrison, Julie Hince, Dela Ghasemi, Sean Hewlett, Marissa Jampolsky, Bilal Khan, Ekaterina Kapitiug, Jahangir Khan, Katryna Lipinsky, Haley Littleford, Ali Zamanikharaghani, Ethan Loewen, Meryll Raymundo, Raymond Tran, Lauren Wiebe, Kian Wong

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