January 15-21, 2018

Evolution

Dates

Tue , Jan 17, 2017 — Fri , Mar 31, 2017

Type

Exhibitions

Disciplines

Neighbourhood

Central

Daily Hours

MonMonday

N/A

TueTuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

WedWednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

ThuThursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

FriFriday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

SatSaturday

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SunSunday

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Design Exchange

234 Bay Street
Toronto ON
M5K 1B2

Admission

Free

RSVP contact: [email protected]

Reception

Opening reception: Tue, Jan 17, 6-8pm

Description

From flora and fauna-inspired underwater eco-turbines to mussel-inspired soy adhesives and bird beak-looking trains to breathing buildings, the natural world has increasingly become a source for design innovation. ‘Evolution’, curated by Sanam Samanian, examines how biomimicry – the design of products, services, and systems that imitate nature’s models – has given new rise to design thinking. More and more, designers are looking to nature for responsible design solutions, which has been fuelled by innovation in technology.

This exhibition showcases a multi-sensory environment that responds to present-day issues that are affecting design practitioners through a survey of products, things, and solutions. Explore how a group of Canadian designers take a closer look at the naturally inspired paradigms, such as biomimicry, and examine their role and influence in the evolution of design and how they are creatively solving man-made issues and conflicts through design informed by nature.

What is the future responsibility of the designer? How are designers evolving in response to rapid technological advancements? What role does nature play? And, finally, can Human Intelligence design better than nature?

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