View Talk: “Design Economy

Johanna Hurme, 2017 —

Johanna Hurme is an architect and founding partner of Winnipeg-based 5468796 Architecture. The firm has achieved national and international recognition – in 2012 5468796 represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in Architecture and in 2013 they received the Prix de Rome Award in Architecture for Canada.

Johanna is an activist, advocate and shoe-lover. She spearheads Table for 12 + 1200, Chair Your Idea and Design Quarter Winnipeg. Johanna is the incoming Chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the WCC’s Creative Council.

An Idea Worth Spreading

Design and architecture can provide answers to problems from potholes to sustainability, while making a positive impact on our economy, our fellow citizens and our planet. Winnipeg’s isolation breeds innovation. To unleash our potential, we must turn the demand and trend of building disposable buildings into quality design initiatives that both engage and inspire.