January 18-27, 2019
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
The Department of Unusual Certainties (DoUC) is a multi-disciplinary studio that design collaborative
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.
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George Brown College
Interior Designers of Canada
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.
Sat, Jan 26, 2019 — Sat, Jan 26, 2019
1:00 pm — 5:00 pm
$40 online | $46 at the door
Room 406 (auditorium), 290 Adelaide Street East
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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