MY CITY’S STILL BREATHING: A symposium exploring the arts, artists and the city

Thanks to everyone who attended or presented at the symposium and help to make it such a great success!  It was a informative, enlightening, and inspiring. The legacy document about the symposium is now available online here.

Documentation of the symposium

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My City's Still Breathing - Press releases and coverage



My City’s Still Breathing: A symposium exploring the arts, artists and the city
November 4-7th, 2010
Winnipeg, Manitoba - Cultural Capital of Canada 2010

This exciting symposium will gather international experts to deliberate and debate the current and future relationships of art and design to city-making. The documentation of this symposium will be published as a Cultural Capitals legacy event - an important contribution to urban development in Canada.

The dynamic lineup of speakers, artists and presenters for this conference keeps growing. Find all the confirmed participants below. All updates will be available through this site as they come available. Also, keep up to date on symposium news by subscribing to our symposium blog at

Conference fee for all four days is $350. Individual days are $175. Student and group rates are available.

Title credit: John K. Samson, Left and Leaving


View the symposium schedule

Register for the symposium

Descriptions of talks and abstracts for speakers and presenters

Travel and Accomodations in Winnipeg

View the symposium site map

Download and information package about the symposium

Why My City's Still Breathing?



Jim Agapito and Ervin Chartrand

Art City

Graham Ashmore

Jody Baltessen

Larry Beasley

Hazel Borys

Stephen Borys

Patricia Bovey

Joanne Bristol

Donald Clinton

Lancelot Coar

Tricia Cooper

Heather Cram

Sarah Crawley

Leah Decter

Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan

Jino Distasio

Herb Enns

Robert Enright

Simon Evans

Christine Fellows

Jon Paul Fiorentino

Eric Fischl

Alan Freeman


Noam Gonick

Carolyn Gray

Jon Hawkes

Robert Houle

Catherine Hunter

Jennifer Keesmaat

Paula Kelly

Serena Keshavjee

Anthony Kiendl

Mark Kingwell

Barbara Koenen

Jim Lasko

Matthew Lennon

Cheryl L'Hirondelle

Tricia Logan

Brent Lott

Janine Marchessault

Dyan Marie

Immony Men and Maegan Broadhurst

Lize Mogel

Sharon B. Moore

Nils Norman

Debbie Patterson*

Milena Placentile

Dominique Rey*

Ali Robson

Lee Rodney

Gus Rogerson

John K. Samson*

Cyrus Smith

Mark J. Stern

Will Straw

Natasha Torres-Garner*

Michael Van Rooy*

Graham van Wyk

Katherena Vermette

Tricia Wasney

John Waters

Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers

*Winnipeg Arts Ambassadors


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