DX Community:

We Think 2019

  January 18 - April 2019

Design Exchange partners with Luis Angarita and Juan Camacho of CD&I Associates, to propose 17 new visions for the future, aligned with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

To achieve this challenge, we invite Torontonians from across the city be part of the design process by contributing to ‘We Think’, a participatory exhibition that asks for ideas, thoughts, and visions about the future and how we can solve the world’s biggest challenges.

The exhibition is intended as a sort of brainstorming in which visitors will recap facts, understand a new point of view, and share their thoughts to help Luis and Juan decide what designers should take into consideration to answer these 17 challenges.





We Think opens to the public on January 18, as part of DesignTO (January 18 to 27) and runs until the end of April 2018.





DX Community:
City of Experiences

  On until Feb 22

As we move through the 21st century, the experience of life in the contemporary city has surpassed classic urban development models. We are living in the 50/50 (some might say 80/20), a fluid presence between the virtual and physical worlds. One of the major issues we face is how to adapt and interpret ideologies, structures, and systems in this new way of living, to modify the definition of cities to encompass the experiences of the invisible cities that extend beyond physical infrastructure. As the digital landscape evolves, humans have more 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.

Imagine a city without buildings—a city designed around experiences.

The underlying goal for the City of Experiences project is to continue questioning how cities are constructed and who they are constructed for. The popular discussion around the smart city and tech-utopias is not new, although maybe the technology used to drive them is. What is needed now, is to stop waiting for the acceleration of technology to determine how we will live. Instead, we should be active in creating the necessary platforms for society to imagine what experiences they want in their lives, and how these experiences can drive new methods for design. The City of Experiences is a project that through different experiments and engagements will continue to explore this hypothesis.


This exhibition showcases work by students and faculty from the School of Design at George Brown College. Through a series of workshops and experiments, they have reframed how cities are designed.



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