Jan 12
Feb 01 2020
exhibitionfestival feature

‘Dying.exhibits’ is an exhibition series on end of life, inviting participants to think about their relationship with life and death as a process; encouraging heart-level conversations about difficult, often taboo topics. By holistically engaging with life, including death, ‘Dying.exhibits’ becomes a catalyst for unpacking the uncomfortable. The exhibition serves as an opportunity to engage with diverse perspectives and participate in open discussion about death and dying through engaging art and design works and participatory experiences.

In 2019, the ‘Dying.’ series attracted over 3000 attendees, 14 speakers, including keynote Ivor Williams (Helix Centre, UK), and 12 exhibiting artists and designers over the course of the DesignTO festival. In its second year, ‘Dying.’ will continue to offer the public the opportunity to creatively engage in conversation about death and dying through the lens of art and design.

During DesignTO there will be several events under the ‘Dying.’ series with an opportunity to visit exhibits across Toronto. ‘Dying.’ is a collaboration between the Health Design Studio at OCAD U and Taboo Health.


Brileigh Hardcastle, Clara Laratta, David Constantino Salazar, Elyse-Krista Mische, Fiona Annis, Karen Oikonen, Kate Sellen, Kate Hale Wilkes, Kathy Porter, Laura Kay Keeling, Lydia Haywood-Munn, Max Suillerot, Mia Cinelli, Sarina Isenberg, HollyJo




Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
David Salazar, Bird Botany, 2018
Lydia Haywood-Munn, Veil
Max Suillerot, Sometimes that's ok
Mia, Cinelli, The Weight