Celebrate 12+ exhibitions and installations from designers at Stackt Market with a free opening party. Enjoy a special interactive exhibition in the Studio with a bar and music.
Projects at Stackt Market for the 2024 DesignTO Festival:
This series of photographs by Amanda Large of doublespace photography features 34 parkades located in Toronto.
‘Adrift’ by Marney McDiarmid speaks to the need to align our actions with our dependence on one another and the Earth. Ceramic flowers are suspended against a backdrop of paper-cut seeds, disconnected and missing their roots, yet still searching for firmer ground.
Beyond Wada In Bloom @ Promise Supply
‘Beyond Wada in Bloom’ is where colour and nature merge. Join local artist Shayla Bond in immersing yourself amidst cascading hues that mirror foliage and flora amidst an urban winter.
‘BLOOD, WATER & BATHURST STREET’ is a participatory, textile-based mapping project by Naomi Daryn Boyd that explores the histories, communities, and journeys that have shaped these lands. Visitors are invited to engage with the tactile map and contribute their own stories of place.
‘Bubble Wall’ is an interactive art installation by Chaimi Design Collective that collects moments, feelings, and thoughts of individuals and tries to find the thing that connects us all. Scan each bubble to read about others and share about yourself.
‘Double Entendre’ is a group exhibition that brings together emerging designers from Montreal and Toronto. Participants are encouraged to challenge the application of design principles, giving intention to unexpected and unconventional elements not conventionally associated with design.
Reflecting on recent challenges faced by Toronto’s Artscape community, this modular ceramic bas-relief by Elena Mahno invites you to consider the balance between development and cultural preservation, between those who remain and those who disappear in a city defined by perpetual change.
Safoura Zahedi presents ‘Journey Through Geometry’, an immersive installation exhibition that explores geometry as a spiritual design tool and invites people to contemplate, connect, and partake in a spatial meditation.
How can tradition and innovation co-exist in our ever-changing world? ‘Learning from Tianguis: Exploring Hybrid Marketplaces’ by Chiun Lee Kim envisions hypothetical retail spaces that can combine authenticity and community in Mexican tianguis markets with the convenience and accessibility of digital platforms.
‘MADE BY HUMANS’ by NONUMENT explores the impact of AI on design and marketing, envisioning a future where human essence is exploited for profit through deceptive marketing strategies. It raises ethical concerns about the convergence of advertising, design, and AI under capitalism.
‘Mirage’ creates tension through contrasting textures and surrealist patterns. In this series of small tables by Stoneface Co., sandblasted powder-coated steel interacts with soft textiles including woven leather and tufted velvet to create a tactile dialogue.
‘Ripple: A Wearable Environment’ is an experimental large-scale textile installation by Deanna Armenti that explores subspace. Within the kink community, subspace has been explained as a meditative, dream-like state that feels like floating in water which is experienced when engaging in BDSM scenes.
This exhibition of ceramics and paintings by Talie Shalmon aims to communicate complex feelings, using the limitations of abstraction. These works are inspired by nature and explore shape, pattern and bold use of colour. The collection features paintings, ceramic vessels, bowls and necklaces.
Play a game of spot the difference at this interactive exhibition by Frances Hahn. If you choose to sit on this side or that side, what changes? Can you see the change?
Tideline @ Milky’s Cloud Room
‘Tideline’ refers to sinuous lines of floating debris found where two ocean currents converge. Artists Meghan Macdonald and Sarah Sears utilize found, salvaged and repurposed materials from nature and the built environment. Within stitched threads and poured concrete, these materials are suspended and celebrated.