Johanna Hurme: Spaces In Between

Lecture by Johanna Hurme

Green Seed Development Corporation, Winnipeg, Manitoba. photo / James Brittain Photography

Edgar A. Tafel Lecture Series

Johanna Hurme is an architect and a founding partner of Winnipeg based 5468796 Architecture, established in 2007. In the past eight years the firm has achieved national and international recognition and its work has been published in more than 150 books and publications. The Houston based Rice Design Alliance recently stated that they "truly believe 5468796 to be one of the most talented young design firms worldwide."

5468796 makes design advocacy an ongoing pursuit through critical practice, professorships at the universities of Manitoba, Toronto, and Montreal; and through numerous public engagements. In 2012, 5468796 represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in architecture and in 2013 they were selected as recipient of the 2013 Prix de Rome Award in Architecture for Canada by the Canada Council for the Arts. Hurme currently serves on the board of directors of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, on the Council of the Manitoba Association of Architects and is the president of the RAW Gallery board of directors. In 2010 she received a Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Emerging Business.