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Experiences of Affordability

Dates

Sat, Jan 19, 2019 — Sat, Jan 26, 2019

Type

Exhibitions

Admission

Free

Location Accessible

Institute without Boundaries

230 Richmond Street East

Reception

Yes

Launch: Sat, Jan 19, 5-8pm – RSVP here

Reception: Sat, Jan 26, 5-8pm – RSVP here


Daily Hours

MonMonday

9:00 am

9:00 pm

TueTuesday

9:00 am

9:00 pm

WedWednesday

9:00 am

9:00 pm

ThuThursday

9:00 am

9:00 pm

FriFriday

9:00 am

9:00 pm

SatSaturday

9:00 am

9:00 pm

Description

The Institute without Boundaries invites you to ‘Experiences of Affordability’—an exhibition that poses the question “How can design action shape and influence the experiences of affordability?”

As the cost of basic human needs continues to rise, the topic of affordability is becoming increasingly critical. Global forces such as geopolitical fragility, mass migration, income inequality, rapid urbanization, economic restructuring, precarious employment, global warming, and exponential technological innovation are challenging our existing societal constructs and transforming the ways we live, impacting the human experience in both positive and negative ways. As designers, we often react to these forces rather than anticipate them to achieve our collective aspirations. It is our view that design—the human capacity to plan and produce desired outcomes—has placed us at the forefront of an unprecedented period in human possibility, where all systems and economies are interconnected. We have a tremendous opportunity, as human-centred practitioners, to shape a more humanist and inclusive world, and it starts by remembering our roots: finding and addressing real human needs, upholding human values, and creating meaningful human experiences.

Through this exhibition, the Institute without Boundaries will showcase their research and insights on the future of affordability and its impact on the human experience.

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Participants

Casey Hinton, Helene Kwong, Sheena Glen, Shruti Baskar, Kajal Jay Parmar, Madison Snell, Marcela Cordero, Bahar Esmaeili

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