Thu, Jan 24, 2013 - Mon, Jan 28, 2013
Monday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm
Location School of Design, George Brown College 230 Richmond Street East, Toronto
Event Type Exhibition
January 24 – January 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24 | 6pm – 8pm | presentation at 7:30
Around the world, grassroots initiatives are helping to express the needs of urban residents in new ways. Art installations, festivals, markets, book-mobiles, health clinics and many other forms of community engagement are popping up in public spaces, and often in temporary, movable structures. By responding to these demonstrations of community priorities, city councils are helping to recognize the needs and hopes of their citizens. The Dublin Project is the IwB’s 2012-2013 partnership with the Dublin Institute of Technology and Dublin City Council to innovate public service infrastructure in the Camden Street area of Dublin, Ireland. Teams of students, residents and city employees will work together to propose urban interventions and city services that facilitate community-led initiatives such as temporary art projects, events and other installations. The IwB Dublin Project showcases these urban interventions in the context of the IwB’s mission to foster collaboration between disciplines to create innovative solutions to 21st century global challenges.
Join us on Thursday, January 24, 6-8pm, to officially launch the first in a series of exhibitions about the Dublin Project. This first exhibit will look at how cities communicate, and showcase innovative new ideas for how the City of Dublin can leverage emerging technologies and trends to better connect with its residents. A short presentation of project work to take place at 7:30pm.