The Consciousness Agora Exhibition
The Consciousness Agora uses the power and creativity of art to connect people and communities across the globe. Join this opening event!
Art has the power to bring people together and connect at an emotional level on social issues at both the local and global level. It has the power to engage communities to be leaders in bringing to the forefront social injustices and seeking innovative solutions to address these issues in a meaningful and engaging manner.
Starting in Regent Park, Toronto, the Urban Economy Forum is organizing a chain of interactive urban exhibitions, titled the Consciousness Agora (CA). The exhibition(s) will use conceptual art and architectural design to bring attention to the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will highlight the SDGs through various modes of communication in different cities and communities across Canada and the globe to connect and interact with people emotionally.
The exhibition will be launched on Thursday, May 25th with a Gala event at the World Urban Pavilion in Regent Park – Powered by Daniels. The Gala is an opportunity to network and interact with photographs, from Eduardo Moreno, a Social Photographer, that depict the urban challenges that people face in communities and cities worldwide.
CONSCIOUSNESS AGORA (CA)
The CA is a global exhibition that will be established in key city locations across the globe, the first exhibition will start in Toronto. Telling the story of the challenges that people in communities and cities across the world face through interactive and artistic installations and conceptual art. This exhibition will be framed in the context of the SDGs to deliver a direct message that everyone must come together to overcome urban challenges.
The Consciousness Agora will create a vibrant space through the combination of photos, architecture, lights, and music in Regent Park, Toronto.
The CA is part of a larger ongoing program of the Urban Economy Forum. It is a collaboration with artists, local communities and relevant stakeholders to bring more vibrancy to the main streets and more attention to the challenges people face in other locations globally. The exhibition will be displayed in public settings across a community or city. It is an exhibition that will attract people to the community as a cultural activity and form connections between people through social interaction, knowledge sharing, and business activity. Importantly, the exhibition is about community and bringing people together. Not just the Toronto community, but all Canadians.
When Thursday, May 25, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where 660 Dundas St E Floor 3, Units 5 & 6 660 Dundas Street East Toronto, ON M5A 2C1