Toronto Design Offsite Festival
The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is Canada’s largest cultural celebration of design with over 100 exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week, January 15-21, 2018.
Going into its 8th year, TO DO transforms Toronto into a hub for creativity, taking design and art out of the studio and into the urban sphere, bringing people together to celebrate contemporary culture. We provide opportunities for emerging talent, and engage the community with exceptional and accessible public programming.
This year we are working on two exciting collaborations with TO DO:
TSA Urban Affairs Forum | The Future of Work: The Body, The Building, The City
DATE | Wednesday, January 17, 2018
TIME | 6:00 PM Mix and Mingle | 6:30 PM Forum
LOCATION | Urban Space Gallery | 401 Richmond Street West
The TSA Urban Affairs Forum on the Future of Work addresses the topic at three very different scales. The individual worker will be addressed in terms of the physical impacts of work and future speculative models and alternative scenarios around how work will be performed, and by whom. Architectural design will be considered in light of changing workspace design expectations as well as the growing trend for co-working spaces to meet the needs of the modern workforce. The urban design impacts of these fundamental changes in our work culture will be addressed, considering transportation demands and the impacts of work-from-home and commuting culture increasingly have on the design and operation of our cities.
IDEAS Forum | Matter
DATE | Sunday, January 21, 2018
TIME | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION | The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom | 1214 Queen Street West
As a complement to the exhibition ‘Matter’, TO DO and the Toronto Society of Architects present an Ideas Forum on the topic — a PechaKucha-style event (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each), featuring artists and designers from ‘Matter’, as well as other practitioners speaking to material transformation and change.
Speakers include Lars and Jason Dressler (Brothers Dressler), Joanne Byrne and Jonathan de Swaaf (Creators of Objects), Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell (Dear Human), Shannon Hilchie (Faet Lab), Habiba El-Sayed, JP King, James Michael Shaw, and Shane Williamson (Williamson Williamson).
Also join us for the opening reception of ‘Matter’ at Craft Ontario, 1106 Queen Street West, January 21, 3-6pm.