Taking Care in Architecture

Reserve your spot, seating is limited

  Wednesday, March 20
  DX  |  234 Bay St

In celebration of Italian Design Day, DX and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura have partnered to welcome Simone Sfriso of TAMassociati, an award-winning Italian team of architects based in Venice and operates also in public space design and in different projects for sustainable architecture in Africa, the Middle East, and Italy.

Taking Care gives us a vision of architecture in the service of the community. Architecture concentrated on society can curb marginalization and exclusion and become a driving force for new visions, a powerful medium for communicating, an instrument through which many urban and outer city areas can claim rights, progress, opportunity and inclusion. Architecture, with its specific skills, can help spread and make effective the principles of sociality, participation, health care, integration and legality, everywhere and on any scale. By embodying these principles, architecture in this millennium will increasingly have to engage with and find answers to the challenges that the city and environment present not only to architects, but to all the most responsible designers of the near future.

Photo: Paediatric health care centre in Port Sudan, Sudan.


About TAMassociati

Simone Sfriso is one of the founding partners of TAMassociati, an Italian team of architects, known worldwide particularly for healthcare works carried out in Africa continent. The team is based in Venice since 1996, and operates also in public space design and in different projects for sustainable architecture in Africa, Middle-East, Italy. TAMassociati has been awarded in many architectural design awards among which are: Holcim-Lafarge Prize – Africa Acknowledgement Award 2017, Idea Tops Mention Award Shenzhen 2016; Italian Architect of the Year 2014, Zumtobel Award 2014, Curry Stone Design Prize 2013, Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013; G.Ius Gold Medal 2013, Gold Medal for Italian Architecture 2012 category Architecture and Emergency, Detail Preis 2009, AR Award for emerging Architecture 2007.

TAMassociati has curated the Italian Pavilion at XVI International Architecture Exhibition - Biennale di Venezia 2016.


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DX Mastercraft:
Innovate Through Design Thinking Presented by Jansport

  March 19
  DX  |  234 Bay St

Creativity, invention, and innovation are terms that are constantly confused in project development. How do we integrate our teams to bind together both proactive models and creative processes that lead to the successful development of projects?

In this Mastercraft workshop, designers Luis Angarita and Juan Camacho — innovators at CD&I Associates for over 23 years — will share success stories related to their business methodology surrounding the implementation of innovative projects and how teams can adopt these skills any organization. Participants are invited to understand the concept of innovation, the different types of values and principles related to the term, and begin to evaluate and implement innovation in an organization or project effectively.

The first hour will be devoted to theory, with reference to specific cases and examples, to explain the fundamental concepts of developing an innovation project. The designers will cover terminologies, as well as the types and evaluation criteria that exist in developing a project.

The second hour will be devoted to utilizing CD&I Associates' innovation formula and applying this to one of the seventeen global challenges proposed by the UNDP, as part of CD&I’s current installation, We Think 2019. The Mastercraft workshop will conclude with participants presenting and discussing their proposed innovation solutions, as a team, to solve one of the seventeen global challenges.

Snacks will be provided and refreshments are generously donated by Lost Craft Beer and Arterra Wines.




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.






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.






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.


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

DX also provides group visits and private guided tours.





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.





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Call 416.363.6121


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