Presented by Fujifilm 

$28.50 + HST
  Fri, Mar 24  |  9PM - Midnight
 DX  |  234 Bay St

Last year, local creative forces Jamie Webster, Ryerson School of Interior Design, and Char Da Silva set the scenes for DX Socials.

Join us on Friday, March 24 for the first DXSocial installment of 2017.

Converging at the centre of art, design and technology DXSocial: Tryptech immerses you in a one-night-only design experience lead by three leading edge creative groups.

Lizz Aston, Sam Noseworthy and Little Dada will transform our exhibition hall in a series of three exclusive installations. ESP will be providing tunes, allowing you to dance and unwind with a drink (or a few).  

As always we’ll have complimentary drinks from Ace Hill beer, snacks, and even some sweets from Squish Candies on site all evening.


About the creatives


Lizz Aston is a textile artist and industrial designer. In her work, she bridges gaps between traditional textile practice and contemporary art and design. Her work encompasses sculpture and installation, including interactive and site-specific projects. Aston holds an Advanced Diploma in Crafts & Design from Sheridan College, and recently completed a three-year artist residency in the Textile Studio at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. Aston’s work is represented in a number of public collections and has created artwork for Holt Renfrew, Lululemon, H&M Canada for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014, as well as 3M and the Japanese Paper Place.


Sam Noseworthy is an interdisciplinary artist who creates eclectically within a contemporary framework of occult and new age practices. Working intuitively, her subjects range from new media to mediumship. Her work has recently been shown at Art-Athina in Athens (2016), Greece, as well as the Toronto art festival, In/Future (2016). Noseworthy is attending an international residency at The Golden Dome School in Los Angeles, California in March 2017.  She is currently an MFA candidate at Western University.


Little Dada is a group of creative technologists based in Toronto. Their work ranges from geometric installations to wearable technology, and infuses the spirit of dadaism with whimsical elements to create electronic and digital artwork. Their work has been featured in festivals, galleries, and publications around North America.


About the DJ


ESP is a Toronto-based open format, nightclub, and showcase DJ. His sets are retro known and unknowns, blended and woven with current tracks.



Boldness Dialogues

  Tue, Mar 28  |  Doors 6:30 PM, Talk 7 PM
 DX  |  234 Bay St

Design Exchange is excited to host the first in a series of Boldness Dialogues - talking to leaders of change about the challenge - and possibilities - of meaningful change in the 21st century.

Join Ric Young, one of our leading thinkers and practitioners of social change, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Social Innovation at Ryerson U and founder of The Boldness Project in dialogue with Nelson Ole Reiyia, a Maasai man whose personal journey has led him to the forefront of transformational change in East Africa. Nelson, son of a nomadic pastoralist and the first Maasai boy ever to attend high school in the Maasai Mara, has become one of the most respected and catalytic community leaders of his generation, drawing international attention for his work (including an article in the New York Times) and being awarded a Global Good Fund Fellowship.


Nelson and Ric are cofounders of Nashulai Maasai Conservancy whose mission is to conserve wildlife, preserve culture, reverse poverty. Nashulai is a bold and enlightened new model for conservation in a 21st century facing catastrophic species loss, cultural extinction, growing poverty and global climate change.

Nelson and Ric (who was recently inducted by the Maasai as a respected elder) will be in dialogue with one another and with the audience about bold ideals and bold action, and why place-making is the innovation challenge of our time.




Biomimicry in Action

 Tue, Apr 11  |  Doors 6:15 PM, Talk 6:30 PM
 DX  |  234 Bay St

From flora and fauna-inspired underwater eco-turbines to mussel-inspired soy adhesives and bird beak-looking trains to breathing buildings, the natural world has increasingly become a source for design innovation.

During the final month of Sanam Sanamian's Evolution DX brings together a panel of designers, creatives, academics and curators to discuss the impact of biomimicry in the current design-climate and in relation to pressing, present-day issues.

In Pecha Kucha- style Brent Cordner, Cole Swanson, Jason Logan, and more will be discussing how mimicking nature's models has weaved its' way into an industry known for rapid technological advancements. 


Admission is free. Space is limited, so be sure to register for your spot!



Our Mastercraft series offers a variety workshops and courses with experts from all disciplines to show you the fundamentals of design.

From jewellery-making, fabric-dying, lingerie-sewing, wood-bending, and circuit-creating, these workshops are for participants of all backgrounds and skill levels looking to get hands-on experience from Toronto's best design do-ers and makers.





Friday Eye Openers 

  Last Friday of every month  |  12-1 PM
  DX  |  234 Bay St

Open your eyes to Canada's rich design heritage. On the last Friday of every month DX opens our doors even wider and offers a free, guided tour! Explore highlights of our collection and special exhibitions through an engaging, hour long tour lead by our trained educators.


March 31
Evolution + DX Uncrated

April 28
May 26
June 23
July 28
August 25
September 22
October 27
Nov 24

Our monthly Eye Opener tours are free to individuals and require no tickets or reservations.

DX also provides group visits and private guided tours.





Toronto Spring Festival 

Free for kids 12 and under!
  Sat, Mar 18  |  1-5 PM
  CSI  |  192 Spadina Ave

DX’s Education Team is on the move again! We’re participating in the annual celebration of art, culture, design, creativity, and warm weather at Toronto Spring Festival!

DX Instructors will be leading a mixed media, drop in "Treehouse Design" combining this celebration of spring and nature with our love of architecture. Participants will design their own mini tree house model, with the opportunity to consider which architecture elements will you need in order to design a functioning treehouse and how a structure help the natural environment instead of hurting it?

DX is onsite from 1-5pm and the entire celebration lasts 12 hours from noon to midnight.

Toronto Spring festival is all ages and always FREE for Kids under 12.
Online Early Bird Daypass is $12







Little Dada's A Lab of One's Own 2017 

  Sun, Mar 19  |  12-4 PM
  DX  |  234 Bay St

We have the power to shape the future, and the first step is imagining it.

For International Women’s Day, Little Dada invites women* to the second annual Lab of One’s Own, a technology workshop where Little Data will collaborate on building speculative feminist futures. We invite you to imagine the ideas and technologies that would populate your feminist future, and prototype them using Intel’s Arduino 101. No previous experience is necessary, you will be lead through conceptualization and technical execution.

Alongside workshop time, there will be short presentations by designers, city builders and technologists who approach their work from an intersectional feminist lens and time for meeting other feminist folks. We are celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women*.

Come to A Lab of One’s Own and imagine how we can construct meaningful future scenarios that centre changes emerging from an intersectional feminist lens.






Kids' Days

  Monthly  |  1-4 PM

Drop in to DX for fun-filled days of hands-on activities with inspiring lessons and DIY workshops led by creative and qualified DX Instructors.

Perfect for imaginative, curious and creative kids, all materials will be provided - markers, pipe cleaners, glitter, glue - even an app or two.




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