January 18-27, 2019
Sat, Jan 26, 2019 — Sat, Jan 26, 2019
1:00 pm — 5:00 pm
$40 online | $46 at the door (cash only) | 1/2 price for DesignTO Members
Room 406 (auditorium), 290 Adelaide Street East
Angelika Seeschaaf Veres, Daniel Daam-Rossi, and Koby Barhad, co-founders of R/\DICAL NRMS
R/\DICAL NRMS is a design research studio based in Toronto, Canada.
Chloe Waretini, of Human Future of Work
Chloe has spent the past six years on the design challenge of creating
Christopher Pandolfi, managing partner at DoUC, and Sam McGarva, design & research at DoUC
Daniel Daam-Rossi, visual maker and co-founder at Radical Norms
Juan Saavedra, art director and designer
Juan Saavedra is an art director and designer whose experience reflects a range of industries
Mason White, founding partner at Lateral Office
Mason White is founding partner at Lateral Office, and associate professor at University
Mauricio Navarro and Jenny Boucher, co-founders of D.A.R. Projects
D.A.R. Projects is a social enterprise working with textile and stone artisans
Shihan Zhang is an interdisciplinary designer
Shihan Zhang’s passion lies in challenging cultural stereotypes and social preconceptions through building experiences of future-present intersections.
Tom Morin, creator of WorkFeelsGood.com
Tom Morin was nearly killed twice at work, but it was surviving high-altitude cerebral edema
Wendy W Fok, creative director/founder of WE-DESIGNS
The endeavours of Wendy W Fok’s research-based ventures are dedicated to the creation of designs
Yoel Berznoger is Director Client Engagement Studio, Haworth
As a graduate of Interior Design from Sheridan College, Yoel’s career began over 20 years ago.
Whether we imagine a utopian or dystopian future, whether we envision a future of work where humans and machines co-exist and work together, or one where workers are replaced by machines and algorithms, we know that many features of that the future are already here. But in many cases, other aspects are unpredictable.
Typically, conversations around the Future of Work tend to focus on technology, and its social and economic impact, as well as on the new structures of work and configurations of the workplace. However, little attention is given to the forces driving this change. This year the DesignTO Symposium raises the question: What about humans in the future of work?
This isn’t a debate about man against machine because a future that is more human lies beyond technology itself. People are our most important asset. In their presentations, speakers will invite us to stretch our imaginations, creating space for possibilities and inclusion, while keeping grounded in our humanity. They will tackle complex questions around meaningful work, inclusion and diversity, work space, and economic systems and ethics.
Reclaiming Meaningful Work
Tom Morin, Co-founder, Work Innovation Partners, author and speaker, Work Feels Good
More people working on stuff that matters: A blueprint for the organization of the future?
Chloe Waretini, Designer, Cultural Innovator, The Future of Work is Human
Inclusion & Diversity
Open Visions: Creating alternative futures narratives through diversity and inclusion
Angelika Seeschaaf Veres, Daniel Daam-Rossi, Koby Barhad, Co-founders, Radical Norms
Design Activism: Exploring the aesthetics of collaboration and inclusion in the context LGBTQ people
Juan Saavedra, Design Researcher, MDes candidate at Carleton University
Affordances: What we should expect from our workplaces
Yoel Berznoger, Director Client Engagement Studio, Haworth
Architecture After Work: Office Landscapes
Mason White, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Partner, Lateral Office
Future of the Shared Housing Economy
Wendy W Fok, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of Design, Creative Director, WE-DESIGNS
Fishing Nets in the Fashion Industry, Transforming Forgotten Traditions
Mauricio Navarro, Industrial Designer, Co-director, D.A.R. Projects
Jenny Boucher, Fashion Designer, Co-director D.A.R. Projects
Designing Privacy, Terms and Conditions for the Future of Work
Daniel Daam-Rossi, Visual Maker, Co-Founder, Radical Norms
Christopher Pandolfi, Founder and Managing Partner, Department of Unusual Certainties
Sam McGarva, Design and Research, Department of Unusual Certainties
Personal Carbon Economy
Shihan Zhang, Design Futurist, Gray Area Art & Technology Foundation
Click here to purchase tickets via Eventbrite
This symposium is organized by DesignTO, with external juror Elise Hodson. Funding is generously provided by George Brown College School of Design and Haworth, with association partner Interior Designers of Canada and media partner Azure Magazine.
Yoel Berznoger, D.A.R. Projects (Mauricio Navarro, Jenny Boucher), Department of Unusual Certainties (Christopher Pandolfi, Sam McGarva), Wendy W Fok, Tom Morin, Radical Norms (Angelika Seeschaaf Veres, Daniel Daam-Rossi, Koby Barhad), Juan Saavedra, Chloe Waretini, Mason White, Shihan Zhang
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