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Style + SUbstance
OCT 28, 6:30PM

 

 

Inspired by Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics, this rapid-fire presentation – where each speaker talks about 20 slides for 20 seconds each – features trendsetters, tastemakers and creatives who discuss their fashion inspirations and favourite iconic styles and moments. In six minutes and 40 seconds, presenters answer: What is style? How do they approach and apply style at work and at home? This talk is hosted by the impeccably stylish interior designer, Tommy Smythe.

Speakers include:

Suzanne Boyd, editor-in-chief at Zoomer Magazine

Nolan Bryant, columnist at The Globe and Mail

Alex McLeod, artist 

Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill, co-founders of Greta Constantine

Jagmeet Singh, MPP Bramalea - Gore - Malton

Roslyn Griffith Hall, stylist

Susie Sheffman, fashion/creative director

Stefano Pujatti, architect 

+ MORE

 

TICKETS

General Admission: $25 + HST

DX Member: $12.50 + HST

Student/Senior: $18.75 + HST

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Or buy a DXTALKS Pass and see all upcoming Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics talks for a special price!

General Admission: $75 + HST

DX Member: $37.50 + HST

Student/Senior: $56.25 + HST

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DXWORKSHOPS
HANDS-ON USABILITY TESTING WORKSHOP
NOV 4, 3-5PM

 

 

Ever wonder what it’s like to see people using the website or app you’ve designed? Usability Matters will be running a workshop to give you the skills to test your own designs on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

In this workshop, Usability Matters UX designers Adie Margineanu, Dale McRae, Nick Crampton and Linn Vizard will teach you how to critically analyze a website, how to conduct a usability test, and how to avoid common mistakes when designing for the web. We'll also touch on the challenges of accessibility testing and how to ensure your designs meet the needs of people with varying abilities.

Learn the basics, try your hand at administering a usability test, and present your findings back to the group! Then mingle and network with like-minded designers.

The workshop will be held in DX's Library on November 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Drinks and edibles provided after the event.

General Admission: $20 + HST

DX Member: $15 + HST

Space is limited to 20 participant so get your tickets today!

This is a 19+ event.

DXTOURS
CURATOR's TOUR
nov 11, dec 9, jan 6

 

 

Join us on Oct 21, Nov 11, Dec 9 and Jan 6 for a guided walk through of Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politcs with guest curator Jeanne Beker and DX curator Sara Nickleson. Learn about the exhibition’s inspiration, the major contributions made by participating designers and collectors, and the criteria that guided the curators’ sartorial selections.

Curators’ Tour groups meet in front of the reception desk in the main lobby.

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General Admission: $25 + HST

DX Member: $12.50 + HST

Student/Senior: $18.75 + HST

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DXFAMILIES
FAMILY DAYS
NOV 16 & DEC 7, 12-4PM

 

 

Held once a month during the run of Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics, Family Sunday invites children, parents and caregivers to explore and engage with the exhibition. Each program features drop-in, hands-on design activities for all ages led by DX educators. Plus, make it a memorable experience with our exhibition-themed photobooth!

During Family Sunday hours, exhibition admission is free for up to two adults accompanying children under 12.

DXTALKS
The ART OF CONTROVERSY
NOv 17, 6:30PM

 

 

Erik Ravelo, a creative director at Fabrica, the Benetton Group's communication research centre, speaks with award-winning journalist Tara Sutton about his activism art, visual communication expertise and his design process for the company's controversial, socially conscious campaigns.

 

TICKETS

General Admission: $25 + HST

DX Member: $12.50 + HST

Student/Senior: $18.75 + HST

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Or buy a DXTALKS Pass and see all upcoming Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics talks for a special price!

General Admission: $75 + HST

DX Member: $37.50 + HST

Student/Senior: $56.25 + HST

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DXPARTIES
PARTY POLITICS
NOV 26, 6-9PM

 

 

Strike a pose at our posh party on November 26! Eat, drink, dance and mingle. DJ Mama Knows drops the beats and artist Cameron Lee joins us with a special feature. Plus, hit the after-party at Drake One Fifty

 

CAMERON LEE

Cameron Lee is a Toronto artist, curator and DJ. Cameron performs, builds, collects and combines using humour, making familiarity feel strange. Cameron is one-third of DJ collective Body Interface (regularly hosted at Bambi’s), is the curator for the monthly art, food and music event Feast in the East, and a founding member of Toronto gallery 8-Eleven. Cameron’s sculptural work was recently shown at The Power Plant, in an exhibition curated by Micah Lexier.

For Party Politics, Lee brings Instant Fashion Show to DX. This ongoing project invites guests to bring along clothing, costumes, fabric and accessories with the intent to trade, style and share, spending little to no money. The project has roots in clothing swaps between friends, often ending with a modelling of chosen items in a fashion show presentation. The first Instant Fashion Show was initiated by Toronto artists Karen Azoulay and Joel Gibb in 2002. DJs play music to build the participants’ energy and loosen their inhibitions. Instant Fashion Show joyfully thumbs its nose at convention, in a free exchange of goods and ideas about how to express yourself through fashion and music.

Party Politics attendees may observe the performance, or participate by bringing an accessory and/or laundered item of clothing to swap.

Photo by: Jamie Campbell
 

ANNI ARAUJO SPADAFORA (DJ MAMA KNOWS)

Anni Araujo Spadafora is a DJ and mixed media artist based in Toronto. She was recently an artist in residence at NES Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. She has been a regular DJ at the AGO's First Thursdays series and her band New Fries is set to release their first album with Pleasence Records in this fall.

 

This is a 19+ event.

TICKETS

General Admission: $25 + HST

DX Member: $12.50 + HST

Student/Senior: $18.75 + HST

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DXWORKSHOPS
HAUTE PRINTS
NOV 29, 1-4PM

 

 

Hot Pop Factory, a Toronto 3-D printing studio, hosts an interactive and inspiring hands-on workshop. Each participant will create a wearable bracelet with 3-D printed components.

Suitable for ages 18+. All supplies provided, but each participant must bring their own laptop.

Workshop Fee: $80 (includes admission to Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics exhibition)

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