Aspire DIALOG 2017
At DIALOG, our claim to fame is collaboration. And while working together is in our DNA, between five studios, three time zones and many different disciplines…we have to work hard not to fall into silos. To combat this, we created an initiative to encourage a firm-wide conversation about design called Aspire DIALOG.
Put simply, Aspire is an experimental foray that allows us to think about the big picture ideas behind our projects.Taking time to discuss a project, interesting challenge, or a new, big idea is priceless when it comes to being great collaborators.
“I have never seen a firm host an event like this before.” – Josh Taron, Aspire panelist and University of Calgary professor
The national event finished by mixing presenters into small interdisciplinary, cross-studio groups to tackle a real-world design challenge. The morning was spent exploring the site and its surroundings, then groups made their way back to the studio to produce a video depicting their solution.
Aspire embraces collaboration at every level, across all studios and project teams. Congratulations to everyone involved, and a big thank you to our esteemed panel for participating in the day!
Amery Calvelli, d.talks
David Down, City of Calgary
Joshua Taron, University of Calgary
Kate Thompson, CMLC
We can’t wait for next year’s national pin up in Toronto!
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