Canada welcomes 10-day design festival
This fall, a new 10-day festival baptized “EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology” is coming to Canada.
Launched by Canada's design museum, the Design Exchange (DX), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the event will gather design visionaries from across the globe in Toronto for 10 days of programming that will focus on the intersection of design, innovation and technology, and how they can provide solutions to global challenges.
“While the aesthetics of design can be powerful in and of itself, design is so much more than that. Be it climate change, challenges of urbanity, or ensuring that basic needs are met for all, design should have a seat at the table. The grand challenges we face as a planet can be solved through design, innovation and technology. EDIT is a platform for these ideas and this new way of thinking. And, the UNDP's Goals for Sustainable Development show that if we work together on a global scale we can solve anything," explained Shauna Levy, President of Design Exchange, in a news statement.
The event’s theme “Prosperity For All" will be explored in four core exhibits that will touch on four pillars: Shelter/Cities, Nourish, Care and Educate. Installations reflecting these Global Goals will be developed by globally renowned designer Bruce Mau, co-founder of the Massive Change Network and Bruce Mau Design, as well as cultural thinkers Carlo Ratti, Jamie Oliver Foundation, Julielynn Wong and Kentaro Toyama.
The event will also feature workshops, guest speakers and forums.
Edit will take place September 28 to October 8, 2017 in Toronto's East Harbour spanning 150,000-square-feet and five separate floors.
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