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Conversation Pieces

Across the vast space of the new Globe and Mail Centre’s elegant lobby, two unoccupied chairs face each other; a record of a conversation concluded. As visitors walk down the length of the lobby, the actual difference in scale and location between the chairs is revealed: one is small, the other enormous. While this is metaphor for our differences from one another, it is also a poignant reminder that the way in which we inhabit architectural space inherently changes our experience of it. The change of scale also forces a confrontation between art, form, and function; between people and buildings, and public and private space.

The Globe and Mail has been one of Canada’s prominent voices for generations, front and centre in the battle to keep the chasm of polarizing politics from becoming uncrossable. This is the conversation we are all engaged in: trying to find common ground between our social, political, economic, spatial and geographic differences. Will we abandon it, or will we stay in the conversation?

We’ve set ourselves the task of designing to bridge the gap; to be rational, buildable and pleasing at both a small and a large scale. Furniture is a medium of negotiation – it provides the connecting tissue between the scale and needs of people, and those of buildings. We need furniture to allow a building to meet our needs; it is the intermediary, the point of contact, and the receptacle for our bodies and ourselves.

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This is part of KEDD Night, one of many events happening in the King East Design District on Monday, January 21, 6-9pm.

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Dates

Fri, Jan 18, 2019 — Sun, Jan 27, 2019

Type

Exhibitions

Admission

Free

Location Accessible

The Globe and Mail Centre

351 King Street East

Reception

Yes

KEDD Night: Mon, Jan 21, 6-9pm
Artist Talk TBA


Daily Hours

MonMonday

6:00 am

11:59 pm

TueTuesday

6:00 am

11:59 pm

WedWednesday

6:00 am

11:59 pm

ThuThursday

6:00 am

11:59 pm

FriFriday

6:00 am

11:59 pm

SatSaturday

6:00 am

11:59 pm

SunSunday

6:00 am

11:59 pm

Participants

Design Workshop Architects (Michael Donaldson, Dana Tosic, Fernando Perez Alvarez, Jorge Silva, Veronica Gallego Sotelo, Ruth Gamble, Bosung Jeon, Ziqi Pan, Sadaf Rabbani, Amie Lee, Michelle Cooper)