Current Local Projects

ArtCity2012 -  AWB volunteer

Art City Design Workshop 2012, Winnipeg

Partners: Art City, Winnipeg and AWB

Scope of work: design and deliver a  3 day workshop for inner city kids

Project Leader: Desiree McKaty

Video: Michael Lucenkiw

Team: AWB 2011/12 volunteers

To link to a video of the workshop click here 

Design for Disaster hosted by IDEC Social Responsibility Network

Scope: video competition entry: 400 square foot shelter and video, individual or team must have one interior designer or id student

Project leader: Heather Wagner                                    

Mentors: Jennifer Hallick, Kelley Beaverford

Team members: AWB 2012/13 volunteers

PARKing Day, Winnipeg L Rempel 

PARKing Day, Winnipeg L Rempel 

PARKing Day

Scope of work: participate in an worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Sept 21/2012

Project leader: Laura Rempel 

Team members: AWB 2011/12 volunteers

Volunteer Team: Bhavana Bonde, James Frank, Lori Penner, Laura Rempel, Larry Wiens.

Project Description by Laura Rempel 

AWB’s focus on local food security was intended to create awareness about how we can better use our urban spaces. How much food can be grown in the 35,526 surface and on street parking spaces in downtown Winnipeg? A lot…

5233 Bushels of Wheat = 39,248 Loaves of Bread

An Orchard of Apples with 39,150 Apple Trees

5011 Bushels of Barley = 165370 Bottles of Beer

3380 Bushels of Soybeans = 662 308 Litres of Soy Milk

420 210 Pounds of Strawberries = 1,050,525 Cups of Jam

AWB coordinated the event with Storefront Manitoba as part of the Winnipeg Design Festival, that saw five other community-based organizations participate including the Green Action Centre, Professional Interior Designers of Manitoba, Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects, Manitoba Professional Planners Institute, and the University of Winnipeg. PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. It is an “opensource” user-generated invention created by independent groups around the globe who adapt the project to champion creative, social or political causes that are relevant to their local urban conditions. For more information go to

Thank you to Storefront Manitoba and the Winnipeg Parking Authority for their contributions to the event.

To learn more about the project and the members of the team click here