Come Up To My Room, part 2

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THE LONG, TEDIOUS TASK OF WATING – Amanda Gresik

Many people have experienced what it is like to go into a hospital waiting room, either for themselves or to accompany a friend or family member. While trying to pass the time by flipping through magazines and filling out forms, it is hard to not feel anxious and overwhelmed. Amanda’s work is based off of her own experiences and explores the tedious nature of being in a waiting room. Continue reading “Come Up To My Room, part 2”

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Come Up To My Room 2017, part 1

Come Up To My Room, is a main event during the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. Located in the Gladstone Hotel, on the Queen West West strip of Toronto, this is the alternative event to the much popular Interior Design Show.

Taking up the second and third floor of the hotel, artists transform the rooms into an imaginative landscape of political, immersive and fun explorations into what art and design can provoke. This year’s theme Transplant looks at our relationship with the world and with those around us that is informed and affected by geopolitics, media, and our digital social interactions. Ideas, knowledge, and culture filtered are expressed through these exchanges evolve once transmitted and transferred from one place and to another. Through this act of transplantation, art, media, and culture converge, diverge, and reemerge into new and unique collective entities, which is what presented throughout the hotel. Continue reading “Come Up To My Room 2017, part 1”

Reflections: Unwritten Histories of Toronto’s Waterfront

Tonight, the student of George Brown College, Institute without Boundaries program presented their exhibit for the TO DO festival entitled: Reflections: Unwritten Histories of Toronto’s Waterfront.

Located in an abandon warehouse on the Lakeshore avenue, the students presented an interactive installation/research project to help them in their design process for the waterfront. Continue reading “Reflections: Unwritten Histories of Toronto’s Waterfront”

The Art of Scent Design at TO DO 2017

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This one day event really intrigued me because as an interior designer, we are taught materiality, space planning, building code, but no where in our education did aromas and how an environment can seem different just by infusing a smell into the equation. Continue reading “The Art of Scent Design at TO DO 2017”

Evolution: Can human intelligence design better than nature?

“What do you think of the exhibit?” a nice lady asks me outside of the exhibition space. “I think there’s too much text”, I tell her. “Yeah, you really have to think through it.” Continue reading “Evolution: Can human intelligence design better than nature?”