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Press kit - Press release - Winter 2014 Programming at the UQAM Centre de Design - Centre de design de l'UQAM

Winter 2014 Programming at the UQAM Centre de Design

Montreal, Canada

Centre de design de l'UQAM

Montreal, Canada, 2013-12-18 - The Centre de design de l’UQAM has unveiled its Winter 2014 program. Shows range from an exploration of the theme of the book with La chose imprimée to the work of prolific architect Glenn Murcutt and the upcoming generation of designers.


La chose imprimée
January 22 to 25, 2014
Organized by Judith Poirier and Angela Grauerholz

Who says that books in print are passé in our digital age?
La chose imprimée takes a new look at an old technology. This research-creation project, which focuses on the book as a medium and an opportunity for experimentation, are holding an event at the UQAM Centre de Design from January 22 to 25, 2013. Four days of lectures, discussions, creative workshops, an exhibition and a book fair will allow the public to rediscover the book as a medium for creativity.

Architecture for Place
The Work of Glenn Murcutt
February 6 to April 13, 2014
Vernissage: Wednesday, February 5, at 6 pm
Curator: Börkur Bergmann

Glenn Murcutt, winner of the 2002 Pritzker Architecture Prize, is Australia's most internationally renowned architect. His prolific, consistent work clothes a high degree of complexity in apparent simplicity. Realised over a period of 40 years, it includes more than 500 designs, all built in Australia and almost exclusively residential. With rare exceptions, he designs and oversees all his own projects. This traveling exhibition, produced by Architecture Foundation Australia, presents a selection of his projects and examines his process, mainly through his drawings, essential tools of discovery. "[Architecture] is a marvellous expression of the process of discovery… It’s like a scientist … who doesn’t know the answer but knows the path to it… That is what I’m in it for, the joy of the path, the discovery," says Murcutt. Anthony Browell's photographs, included in the exhibition, reveal the harmony between the buildings and their natural environment, demonstrating that Murcutt's sustainable approach to architecture was well ahead of its time.

The Spring of Design
Events and exhibitions by students at UQAM's School of Design, from April 17 to May 18, 2014.

April 17 at 7 pm

Exhibition by graduating students in Environmental Design
April 24 to 27
Vernissage: Wednesday, April 23, at 6 pm

Collective Fashion Show by graduating students in Fashion Design
April 30 at 7 pm

Exhibition by graduating students in Graphic Design
May 8 to 11
Vernissage: Wednesday, May 7, 6 pm

Exhibition by graduating students in Event Design
May 15 to 18
Vernissage: Wednesday, May 14 at 6 pm

Alfred's Monastery
June 5 to July 27, 2014
Vernissage: Wednesday, June 4 at 6 pm

Retrospective of over 35 years of work by Alfred Halasa, professor at the UQAM School of Design and internationally renowned poster designer.

Illuminating the Centre de Design
A series of projections on the facade of the Design Pavilion

Projected from Wednesday to Sunday at dusk on the facade of the UQAM Design Pavilion, this work varies to reflect events in the Quartier des Spectacles and programming at the Centre de Design. It is realised as part of the illumination of the Centre, in close collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles.

Address and opening hours
UQAM Centre de Design
1440 Sanguinet Street (corner of Sainte-Catherine East)
Montreal (Berri-UQAM metro)
Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Free admission

Phone: 514 987-3395

Source: Maude N. Béland, Press Relations Officer
Press Relations and Special Events Division
Communications Service
Phone: 514 987-3000, ext. 1707

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