Design Activism

Design Activism – Ethics and Leadership Panel in San Francisco  


Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic of 5468796 Architecture will be at the panel which is moderated by Architect and Executive Director Mimi Sullivan at the AAU School of Architecture / Wednesday, November 7th 2018, 6pm at 601 Brannan Street, Large Atrium Space, San Francisco, CA 94107.

The theme for the Fall 2018 Ethics and Leadership Panel will be Design Activism. In this forum we look forward to openly discussing the act of advocating for the power of good design and how we as professionals, participate in a process of advancing the quality of urban space.

Our guests and panelists for the Fall 2018 Ethics and Leadership Panel are Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic – Architects and Partners of 5468796 Architecture from Winnipeg, MA, Canada

5468796 Architecture is a Winnipeg-based architecture practice founded in 2007. The practice name incorporates its company registration number. Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic founded 5468796  Architecture in 2007, and were joined shortly thereafter by Colin  Neufeld. The practice promotes a collaborative approach amongst its  20 members, leading a new wave of contemporary architecture in  Winnipeg. The firm has been described as “Canada’s most exciting  new architectural firm in a decade, one dedicated to applying design  innovation to the humblest of tasks, a plains-born, good-humoured, resolutely resourceful verve for building modestly, but with elegance.” The Houston-based Rice Design Alliance recently stated that they “truly believe 5468796 to be one of the most talented young design firms worldwide.”  One of the first projects to gain the firm international recognition was OMS Stage, which is located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. In 2012, 5468796 Architecture and Jae-Sung Chon were selected as Canada’s official entry to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia for their exhibition, Migrating Landscapes.

In 2013, 5468796 Architecture was selected by the Canada Council for the Arts as recipients of the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture for their travel and research project, Table for 12. Since its founding, the firm’s work has been recognized through national and international awards and distinctions including the Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Prize, Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Emerging Architectural Practice Award, WAN 21 for 21 Award, Governor General’s Award for Architecture, Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards, Arthur Erickson Memorial Award, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Award of Excellence, Architectural Record Design Vanguard, Progressive  Architecture Awards, Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, and the Prairie Design Awards.

The Panel is moderated by Architect (Saida and Sullivan Design Partners) and Executive Director of the School of Architecture Mimi Sullivan. The Event is open to the public.

Image: Norell/Rodhe Architecture Studio – Skellefteå Kulturhus