Forecast
Jan 11
Feb 04 2023
DesignTO projectexhibition in-person

‘Forecast’ is a group exhibition featuring the work of nine local and international artists and designers exploring themes related to the climate crisis specifically as it relates to the weather and how environmental changes impact communities on a global scale.

Featuring Christine Battle, Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram, Vardit Goldner, Grace Grothaus, Lisa Hirmer, Malu Luecking, Joel Ong, Daisy Pearson, and Allison Rowe, this multidisciplinary exhibition includes a broad range of work in video, photography, sculpture, installation, textiles and speculative design to capture, critique and investigate the current realities of and future solutions to living with the consequences of the temperature rising. These artists and designers respond to their experiences of climate change by indexing them to human activities, looking to the past and present for weather patterns, forecasting future activities and environments, and speculating on how we can move forward under this terrifying and complex reality.


‘Forecast’ is curated by DesignTO, co-presented with Harbourfront Centre and funded by the Government of Ontario. Thank you to our external jurors Melanie Egan and Chiedza Pasipanodya.

DesignTO brings people together to design a better future, one that is more sustainable, just, and joyful. We curate exhibitions, presentations and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design, and hope to embolden all Canadians to participate in making a future where people and planet are thriving again.

Participants

Christine Battle, Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram, Vardit Goldner, Grace Grothaus, Lisa Hirmer, Malu Luecking, Joel Ong, Daisy Pearson, Allison Rowe

Acknowledgements

Accessibility

Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Robyn Wilcox
For projects with printed information, will it be available in large-format and/or Braille?
Large-format text will be available.
Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
Yes, however the washroom may be too tight for some mobility devices.
Are designated parking spots for persons with disabilities close to the entrance of the building?
Yes
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?
Yes
Jelly-like food objects in green, pink and translucent colours on textured white plaster disks
‘Landless Food’ by Malu Luecking
Image from video still, six children in blue swim caps laying on wooden tables practicing swimming in the desert under trees, surrounded by three women teaching them.
Video still from ‘Swimming Lesson’ by Vardit Goldner