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DX Mastercraft:
City of Experiences 

$25-$40
  February 28
  DX  |  234 Bay St

As the digital landscape evolves, humans have more fluid opportunities to intersect with physical and digital realms as they navigate the city and its experiences, creating a series of micro-interactions that occur across and throughout urban spaces. If we modify the definition of cities to encompass the experiences of the invisible cities that extend beyond physical infrastructure, the city can become a space of greater potential to support and facilitate new people-to-people and people-to-object interactions. Encouraging this new way of approaching interaction, policy and city building have the potential to develop more adaptive service delivery and relationships within the city in the future.

In this workshop, you will explore and experiment with the proposal of city building through experience design, imagining the experiences of the city first and then building the physical and digital city up from those experiences. Taking an interactive approach, you will participate in a collaborative timelining exercise, exploring how emotions and desires, and then products and services, have influenced the development of the city. The process of overlaying experiential emotions and feelings with products, systems, and services brings into focus the relationships—both new and known—through the specific lens of city building, allowing us to speculate in new futures and alternate storylines of the past.

 

 


 

DXTalks:
Designing Safe Spaces

$10
  March 5
  DX  |  234 Bay St

Violence against women is a local and international crisis. According to the United Nations Development Programme, globally, one out of three women experiences violence in her lifetime. In Canada, the statistic is identical: one in three Canadians said they had experienced abuse before the age of 15. What’s more, we know that it has a disproportionate impact on women of colour, Indigenous women, and LGBTQ2 and gender non-conforming people.

On Tuesday, March 5, ahead of International Women’s Day, DX hosts an important and insightful conversation with architect Janna Levitt of LGA Architectural Partners, Mohini Datta-Ray, Executive Director at NYWS, and other experts for a conversation on how design and innovation can co-create thoughtful, safe, and accessible spaces for people experiencing violence.

How can we apply design thinking to initiatives that address gender-based violence and offer inclusive and safe environments?

 

 


 

DXKids:
Kids' Days

Free
  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.

 


 

 

 


 

P.A. Days
at DX

 

Members: $49.50
Non-Members: $55.00

9 AM - 4 PM
@ DX  |  234 BAY ST

DX P.A. Day Camp Programs are full day sessions in which budding designers create projects based on the day's theme.

 

All themes are studio based and explore various design fields from graphic to architecture to industrial and mixed media. Each session is lead by our team of experienced educators from the design and creative field.

No previous design experience is required.

 


 

 

 


 

DXTours:
Friday Eye Openers 

Free!
  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.

 

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

DX also provides group visits and private guided tours.
 

#DXTours

 

 


 

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.

 

 

 


 

DX Headquarters is
located at 234 Bay Street, Toronto

HOURS
SUN + MON
Closed
TUES - FRI
9AM-5PM
SAT
12-4:30PM
 
QUESTIONS?
Call 416.363.6121

 
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