CHAIR YOUR IDEA

HUNDREDS OF CHAIRS = HUNDREDS OF URBAN DESIGN IDEAS FOR WINNIPEG

WAY TO GO WINNIPEG! The CHAIR YOUR IDEA Block Party was a huge success. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who submitted. Click here for the full list of winners and prizes.

 

DO YOU HAVE A CREATIVE URBAN DESIGN IDEA FOR WINNIPEG? SHARE YOUR IDEA AND SEE IT REALIZED IN 2016!

Available to all Winnipeggers, CHAIR YOUR IDEA is a crowdsourced and crowdfunded open competition that seeks to generate 1000+ urban design ideas and $30,000+ to realize the winning idea.

For a $25 registration fee participants are asked to submit their creative initiative in 140 characters or less [Twitter length] and contribute one WHITE CHAIR for public use to mark their submission.

The chairs are placed in public locations throughout the city and cared for by participating local businesses for the duration of the three week competition period. The accumulating chairs and the creative new ideas associated with them will allow Winnipeggers to take a seat in the newly claimed public spaces, take part in the urban design discussion, and exchange thoughts on how to make our city even better.

The campaign launched on August 27th with release of ‘celebrity chairs’, sample ideas and chairs dedicated and by well known Winnipeg personalities and community leaders. 

At the end of the competition period the winning idea[s] are selected by a high caliber jury and the campaign will culminate in a downtown BLOCK PARTY Saturday September 19, 2015 as part of the Winnipeg Design Festival. At the event, taking place in a prominent location, the 1000+ chairs will be gathered for a final spectacular display of Winnipeg innovation, pride and spirit, and the winner[s] of the competition are announced. 

We know great ideas can come from anyone. We invite you to 'take your seat at the table' and join the conversation about urban design in our city.

 

Registration has closed.

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5468796 Architecture invite you to create your seat at the table and join the conversation on urban development in Winnipeg. Participants are asked to infiltrate public space by contributing white chairs throughout downtown the Winnipeg area. The chairs are hosted by local businesses who care for the chairs for a three week period. People are invited to use the new public space as a place to sit, eat, or discuss ideas about urban design in Winnipeg. 

Registration provides participants with the opportunity to submit to an online competition by posting an idea to improve Winnipeg’s urban environment in 140 characters or less. The submissions are made anonymously and are made available to the public on (date?) when the competition closes and the winner selected by the jury. Each participant contributes a registration fee of $20, the collected funds are pooled together and awarded to the winning submission in order to implement the idea next summer. The goal of the competition is to encourage at least 1,200 submissions which would lead to a fund of $24,000. The intent is to illustrate the power of civic engagement in design and public space. The event culminates in a block party downtown on (date?) during which all of the chairs will be gathered and placed in a prominent public space where the winning submission will be announced.

1200 CHAIRS invites people to engage in design discourse and participate in the development of public space in Winnipeg.

Follow the competition on  Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag  #1200chairs and following us at @546arch.

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