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City Builders Camp

We are currently planning the next City Builders Camp for Spring 2016.  Please consider joining our email list to keep up to date, and read on to find out more about the first edition of the camp. Urban Idea’s City Builders Camp took place over four Fridays between September 12 and October 3, 2014. Eleven…

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Transforming Winnipeg’s Laneways

On Friday August 15, 2014, ten groups of creative people mounted installations in the alleys of Winnipeg’s West Exchange District as part of Urban Idea’s Creative Placemaking Challenge. Charged with reinventing an alley for one day, each group provided passers-by with the opportunity to look at space differently, to engage in a wide variety of…

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The latest news from Urban Idea

Hello Art and City enthusiasts – we are half-way through the 2014 Year of Urban Ideas and things are really starting to heat up! We’ve got a couple of big announcements for you.   We are pleased to announce the application process for Urban Idea’s City Builders Camp! If you know a 14-17 year old…

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Trying a hand at placemaking

A group of 30 people attended the Creative Placemaking Challenge workshop at Red River College on Wednesday May 28. Participants were a mix of emerging and established artists, design professionals, and even a few people who came across the event by accident! Urban Idea Project Coordinator Molly Johnson led the group through a brief talk…

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The Creative Placemaking Challenge

Urban Idea and The Winnipeg Arts Council are pleased to announce the Creative Placemaking Challenge! We’re inviting the public to submit ideas for temporary installations or activities to animate selected alleys and dray ways in the West Exchange District. We are looking for ideas that engage the public, activate these underused and unique spaces, and…

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