The Futurists 
Young Canada Transforms Tomorrow

  Sept 20 - Nov 1 2019 
 DX Ground Floor  |  234 Bay St.


The Futurists: Young Canada Transforms Tomorrow is an exhibition of socially innovative projects by or for Canadian youth where technology and/or design play a significant role in driving the innovation. 

Social innovation has many definitions, but fundamentally it helps people and organizations create, adopt and scale solutions to social problems, such as homelessness, food insecurity, social and gender inequality, poverty, unemployment or underemployment, poor health, and lack of access to education.

Social innovation aims to create a world that aligns with the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which include no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities, climate action, and reduced inequalities.

All of the projects in this exhibition were created after someone identified a problem and took it into their own hands to find a solution. Projects are at different stages of development, from the prototype of a DIY spectrometer that tests drinking water to a portable solar energy system in a container, from a “smart cane” for the visually impaired to a program that connects students in remote Indigenous communities with educational opportunities around the world.

Curator: Sascha Hastings



Are you a teacher interested in an enhanced exhibition experience? Contact education@dx.org to learn more about the curricular linked programming. 

Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnership Program - Children and Families 

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