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.

To see how much has been raised, click HERE.

To find out about how to sponsor us, click HERE.

 

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Community Workshops

CHAIR YOUR IDEA is partnering up with some amazing organizations in order to bring the competition to as many Winnipeggers as possible. Workshops will be led by one of the members of the 546 team who will generate a conversation on how participants can have an active and positive influence on urban design in Winnipeg. Participants will then get to submit their idea to the competition and work on a chair which will be hosted by one of our Chairtakers. The registration fee for workshop participants will be covered by one of our sponsors.  We want to make sure that everyone has a voice and a platform to share their $30,000 idea!

 

Want to sponsor one of these events? Have an organization who would be interested in partnering with us? Please send us an email at info@chairyouridea.ca

 

CHECK BACK HERE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS ON UPCOMING WORKSHOPS! 

Community Partners

Check out these amazing organizations who are helping us make sure that all Winnipeggers can chair their idea!

 

Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc. (RaY) is a non-profit street-level agency working with street-entrenched and homeless youth up to the age of 29. RaY provides a wrap-around service model to youth including assistance with basic needs, employment, finding housing, and addictions and mental health support. RaY is non-judgmental and non-partisan, employing a harm reduction approach to all interactions with youth in need.

http://www.rayinc.ca

Workshop: August 11, 2015 1-4 PM at RAY (125 Sherbrooke Street)

 

Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. (Ndinawe) is an integrated service organization for youth, focusing on Shelter, Culture, Recreation, Education, Outreach and Support, in operation since 1993.

http://www.ndinawe.ca

Workshop: August 13, 2015 1-4 PM at Ndinawe 

 
 

Wii Chiiwaakanak Math Readiness Youth Program

Wii Chiwaakanak mean's "partners". The centre is a bridge and connection between the University of Winnipeg, and all it has to offer, and the Aboriginal and inner-city communities.  

The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is a community partnership initiative that provides educational and capacity building opportunities. It is designed to reflect our neighbours’ needs for an educational gathering place that is inclusive and accessible.

Workshop: Monday August 17, 2015 10:30AM - 12:30PM

 

N.E.E.D.S. Inc

Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.) Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization. The company was established in 1999 by immigrant and refugee women for newcomers to Canada. These women developed programming based on their own personal experiences, needs assessment and realistic expectations.

Workshop: Wednesday August 19, 2015 10:30AM - 1:00PM

 

manyfest 

Taking place, September 11 - 13, the annual celebration of community, arts, entertainment, and active living will be commemorating 5 years of fun under the beautiful elms on Broadway in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Returning favourites such as Food Truck Wars, the Big Dance on Broadway, 10 & 10 +5 Race, Farmer's Market, Kids' Zone, Wine & Beer Garden and Ciclovia will keep audiences entertained throughout the entire weekend. 

http://www.manyfest.ca/

Come check us out at manyfest all weekend and submit your idea!

Have questions? Send us an email info@chairyouridea.ca

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