Mark your calendars! The DesignTO Festival returns January 20-29, 2023! Celebrate art and design online and in-person at venues across Toronto.
Going into its 13th year, Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival will see over 100 exhibitions and events, featuring bold and ambitious design ideas that respond to the climate crisis and sustainability, ethics and social justice, city building, and more.
Since its founding in 2011, the Festival has been transforming Toronto into a hub for creativity, taking art and design out of the studio and into the urban sphere, and bringing people together to design a better future, one that is more sustainable, just, and joyful.
DesignTO celebrates contemporary culture, provides opportunities for emerging talent, and engages the community with exceptional and accessible public programming. DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that produces Canada’s largest annual design festival, forming Toronto’s design week.
ROM After Dark: DesignTO
Friday, January 20, 7:30-11:30 PM ET
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto
Kick off the 13th annual DesignTO Festival at ROM After Dark, the exciting 19+ themed after-hours event series that allows you to explore the museum in a whole new way. ROM After Dark channels an experiential energy, featuring curated music, visual arts, pop-up performances, and distinctive food and drink, designed for adults looking for a fun, art-driven night out.
DesignTO Symposium: Trash Talk
Wednesday, January 25 & Thursday, January 26, 6-8 PM ET
DesignTO’s eighth annual symposium brings seven multidisciplinary experts together to design responses to the problem of waste and waste management in the context of the global climate crisis. Speakers include Lauren Goodman, Norwin Anne, Mad arkitekter’s Noora Khezri, JP King, Giaimo’s Mitchell May and Stephanie Mah, and Kirsty Robertson, covering inclusive zero-carbon exhibitions, radical reuse of building materials, food and textile waste, discard culture, place-based design, cultural heritage, degrowth and other thought-provoking topics.
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