Join us for the virtual launch of Warming Huts: a decade + of art and architecture on ice (Dalhousie Architectural Press). Hosted by Terry MacLeod.
The Warming Huts are public art and architecture installations that have adorned the wintertime rivers of Winnipeg since 2010. Selected annually through an international design competition, and via the invitation of select designers or artists, the huts contribute to the cultural and social vitality of the city in our coldest – but warmest-hearted – season.
This book has been published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the design competition. It celebrates and discusses the annual project as a critical body of work foregrounding the poetics and politics of public space, while highlighting the variety of architectural narratives expressed in the Huts. The book also includes a comparative analysis of the more than one thousand entries to the design competition, and maps the origins of the huts from around the world.
The launch will be attended by the book’s editors: Lawrence Bird – architect and planner; Peter Hargraves – whose firm Sputnik Architecture conceived the Warming Huts; and Sharon Wohl – professor of architecture and urbanism at Iowa State University. They will present an overview of the Warming Huts, the book and its development.