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MADEcast keeps Edmonton’s design community engaged

March 22, 2021

DIALOG is proud to help keep the design conversation going in Edmonton through MADE’s podcast.

Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE) is a non-profit organization that’s been fostering connections amongst the Edmonton design community for over 20 years. They recognized a need to keep city builders of all kinds engaged, and are known for keeping it interesting—street furniture building competitions, behind-the-scenes design tours, global thought leader speaking events, exhibits, and more.

This year, with the lack of opportunities to hold events in person, MADE has produced a brand new podcast, MADEcast, and DIALOG is proud to lend our support.

The podcast explores the role of art, design, and architecture in Western Canadian society. The inaugural season intentionally features insights from women and BIPOC designers.

“This series will get to know some of the people behind our arts and design culture. Subsequent, semi-annual mini series releases will investigate important topics, trends and some of the impossible questions designers face—all with the goal of elevating the discourse of design in our wonderful city.”

DIALOGers lend their expertise to the series:

  • Ep 2: Magdalena Warshawski (partner, architect, Edmonton studio chair) talks about healthcare design prioritizing function over esthetic, and designing to help “ugly” experiences feel more comfortable.
  • Ep 3: Jill Robertson (partner, landscape architect) shares how the community shaped the design of kinistinaw park.
  • Ep 6: Sandra Renihan (associate, structural engineer) explains what it’s like to bring a variety of design-related fields—some more technical than others—together on a large scale project like Valley Line LRT.
    Tune in to the podcast at or search for “MADEcast” in your favourite podcasting app.

Meet the Interviewees

Magdalena (Magda) Warshawski Partner, Architect, Edmonton Studio Chair
Jill Robertson Partner, Landscape Architect
Sandra Renihan Associate, Structural Engineer