January 16-22, 2017
Art, Experience Design, Furniture Design, Photography, Service Design
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
100 McCaul Street, Auditorium (Room 190)
TO DO’s second annual symposium brings 12 multi-disciplinary experts into one room to discuss design and the pursuit of well-being. The four-hour event features keynote speaker Jamer Hunt, three thematic sessions, and an opportunity for fulsome discussion among those in attendance.
Imagine a world where homes, neighbourhoods, and things make you feel good about yourself, where your lifestyle and workplace help you reach your full potential, where everything around you is designed to keep you healthy and safe, and enable you to be compassionate and reach a state of flow.
Multidisciplinary experts discuss how well-being is understood and created through design, innovation, and change at the second annual TO DO Talks Symposium on design and the pursuit of well-being.
Registration begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Register here to save your spot!
Keynote Speaker: Jamer Hunt
Jamer Hunt collaboratively designs open and flexible programs for participation that respond to emergent cultural conditions.
He is currently the Vice-Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School where he was the founding director (2009-2015) of the Parsons graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design. He also serves as a Visiting Design Researcher at the Institute of Design in Umea, Sweden. With Paola Antonelli at the MoMA he was co-creator of the award-winning, curatorial experiment Design and Violence (2013-15), a multi-platform project that generated an online exhibition, public debates, educational projects, and a book. Together, they have also collaborated on MIND08: The Design and Elastic Mind Symposium (2008) and Headspace: On Scent as Design (2010). His practice, Big + Tall Design, combines conceptual, collaborative, and communication design, and he is co-founder with Hilary Jay of DesignPhiladelphia, now the largest city-based design festival in the US.
Workplace Consultant – Herman Miller
Design Strategy Lead – Herman Miller
Futurist – Farzad Innovation
Innovation Designer – The Moment
Design Director – Uscreates
Director, Graduate Program in Design for Health – OCAD University
CEO and Founder – BlueDot
Director of Design – BlueDot
Visual Maker – Pantopicon
Founder & Executive Director – JAYU
Founder/Owner, The Depanneur & Co-founder, Newcomer Kitchen – The Depanneur
* Click here for full session descriptions (PDF) *
Funding generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council. Special thanks to our institutional partner OCAD University, and sponsors KPMB Architects and the Gladstone Hotel.
TO DO Talks Symposium is a signature event organized by the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.
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