Interview with architect Christine Elson about her latest online exhibition Conflated Views for DesignTO
Set within the historic Church of Holy Trinity in the heart of Trinity Square and steps from the Eaton Centre, the opening party of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival launched. The main feature of the event is an installation from Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ), Ryerson University’s interdisciplinary incubator for design and fabrication. This is the description of the installation provided by the designers:
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 16-22, 2017. Going into its 7th 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.
Don’t know what to see this year for the Toronto Offsite Design Festival (TO DO)? The 65 locations can be quite overwhelming to digest at first glance. Well, if you are looking for a design centric area, The Junction is the place to be. Not only did SMASH provide the location for the official party but it also has the most installations in a single area with 19 exhibitions! Here is a quick list of places to visit if you in the neighbourhood this weekend.
The fourth annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is right around the corner. The weeklong event from January 20-26, 2014, promotes and celebrates new and innovative design experiences across Toronto. What I like most about the festival is that it exposes the general public to the next generation of designers. It allows art and design to be more accessible to individuals because it is happening in and around their neighbourhood. This year, the DUKE presentation centre will be hosting The Museum of No Good. Curated by Evan Pavka and Naomi Tallin, the installation addresses the anthropocentric need to perpetually produce useful objects resulting in an archaeology of useless tools disregarded as a result of their perceived necessity. The Museum of No Good seeks to expose this cycle of waste by exploring distinct phases of necessity through their objective productions exhibiting a variety of so-called tools that, through their form, materiality, context, or symbolism, are effectively no good. The Museum of No Good is a collaboration with friends, designers and fellow students of Ryerson University. All …