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Ideas Forum: Watershed to Waterfront


Thu, Jan 24, 2019 — Thu, Jan 24, 2019

6:30pm — 8:30pm




Free, but requires RSVP


Location Accessible

IBI's Multipurpose Room (Ground Floor)

55 St. Clair Avenue West


The Ideas Forum features fast-paced and fun presentations (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each) by artists and designers exploring the theme of water from material, aesthetic, cultural, political, poetic, and ecological perspectives.

Hear fresh perspectives on the Great Lakes from photographer Victoria Piersig, surfer and designer Antonio Lennert, and architecture and public art duo Polymetis. Learn about water management from architect Aziza Chaouni and DTAH’s Yvonne Battista and James Roche. Artist Lisa Hirmer and architecture firm IBI Group speak about how their respective artistic contributions to this year’s DesignTO Festival address water, and The Bentway’s Director of Programming, Ilana Altman, discusses the relationship of their site to Lake Ontario.

Doors open at 6pm. After the talk, head out into the neighbourhood for several installations within walking distance.

This event is organized by DesignTO in partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects, and supported by the Yonge & St. Clair BIA and the Government of Ontario. Event space provided by IBI Group.

Click here to register for tickets via Eventbrite

Image credit: Lucas Murnaghan

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The Bentway (Ilana Altman), Aziza Chaouni, DTAH (Yvonne Battista and James Roche), Lisa Hirmer, IBI Group, Victoria Piersig, Polymetis (Nicholas Croft and Michaela MacLeod), Surf the Greats (Antonio Lennert)