Moderating the session: City as Generator - Friday, November 5 @ 1:30 pm
Herbert Enns is Professor of Architecture, former Head of the Department of Architecture, University of Manitoba, and Director of the Experimental Media Research Group (EMRG). EMRG is a new trans-disciplinary digital technology initiative of the University of Manitoba. Professor Enns led the University of Manitoba representation for the successful first stage Canada / California Strategic Innovation Partnership grant under the theme of “Digitally Merged Environments”. In February 2010, Professor Enns debuted four short films: Arrival, Ice-Land, Night Flares and Metropolis for CLUSTER: New Music and Integrated Arts Festival in Winnipeg. Professor Enns was a Senior Artist at the Banff Centre's Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) In August 2009. His most recent article on the new Cultural Economy was published in Filter, Issue 69, for the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT). Working with Katz Kiely of Just B., he organized the “Future Media” session for B.Tween 2009 at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool, June 2009. His most recent writings include an essay for the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) on the New Cultural Economy; a chapter in Winnipeg Modern: Architecture 1945-1975 titled "Wide Open Space: Manitoba’s Modernist Landscape"; a summary of David Chipperfield’s Central Public Library, Des Moines, Iowa published in AZURE, July, 2006; an article on the Millennium Library by Patkau Architects, September 2006, Canadian Architect; and a review of the reconstruction of the John A. Russell Building at the University of Manitoba titled "Heart of Glass", February 2007, Canadian Architect. In 2007, Professor Enns was invited to curate the Canadian submission to the Lisbon Architecture Triennial, in Lisbon, Portugal. His installation, Alien Spaces / Strange Places: Canada’s Urban Rivers explored the environmental, contextual, and perceptual connotations of these ‘Urban Voids’. Current design projects include a recently completed Pre-Fabricated housing prototype for Crow's Nest Pass, Alberta, and the Lake House at Sugar Bay, Lake-of-the-Woods, Ontario.