Design Matters - Leon van Schaik

Thu Apr 4 - Wed Apr 3
Design Matters is a thought provoking lecture series, organized by the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS), that brings to Calgary a range of important speakers who will explore design in our contemporary culture. Lectures are delivered from September to April, and feature provocative speakers who examine issues in architecture, urban design, product design, and landscape ecology. The series challenges the University community and the public to broaden their thinking on a myriad of issues related to design. Design Matters is also an opportunity to engage with interested citizens, students, public officials, urban planners, designers, architects and many others. Design Matters engages people who want to learn, understand and address design issues affecting our community. Student Experience EVDS is committed to providing an outstanding experience to its students both inside and outside the classroom. The partnerships EVDS shares with community leaders and companies are a key aspect and contribution to our studentsÂ’ educational experience. The relationships we have within the community are a critical element of ensuring the education EVDS provides is relevant, meaningful and innovative. Through the Design Matters Series, we make this happen. 2012-2013 Speaker Lineup September 12, 2012 - Bruce Mau October 10, 2012 - Shelley Hornstein November 7, 2012 - Jose Gomez-Marquez January 23, 2013 - Richard Thieme Febuary 6, 2013 - Tom Wiscombe February 20, 2013 - Alvin Huang March 6, 2013 - Nader Tehrani April 3, 2013 - Leon van Schaik All Design Matters lectures start at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Calgary's Downtown Campus (906 8 Avenue S.W.). There is a $5 entrance fee for non-students. Students are free.