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Date: February 2nd 2012

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Stephen Burks:
Man Made Toronto

January 23 - April 1
Pay What You Can

Presented by Wedge Curatorial Projects in conjunction with the Studio Museum in Harlem. Inspired by Stephen's collaborations with Senegalese basket weavers based in New York and Dakar, and projects with artisans in South Africa, Peru and India, Man Made starts with the traditional basket-weaving process as its core concept and encourages us to reconsider both the conceptual and the aesthetical value of a handmade object, and celebrate traditional skills, techniques and cultures.

DXA Winner's Exhibition
November 24 - February 26
Free for DX Members
$10 Adult / $8 Students and Seniors

Canada's Top 50 design projects on display in the following categories - Architecture, Fashion, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Visual Communications and CEO of the Year.

Stop, Drop, Repeat:
The Printed Work of Marlis Saunders

March 7 - April 23
Free for DX Members
$10 Adult / $8 Students and Seniors

The DX's first major exhibition on pattern design and this country's first look at the exceptional work by a Canadian Bauhaus pioneer. The exhibition gathers over a hundred works on paper that reflects the broad range of Saunders' career. The exhibit will trace the roots of the Bauhaus school from the early influences of the Arts and Crafts movement and Expressionism, to the design philosophy and international spread of the Bauhaus School.

In Dialogue: Stephen Burks and Company
February 10, 6:30 - 8:30PM
Recommended Donation $10

A roundtable conversation with Stephen Burks and local designers exploring culture, hybrity and personal identity in design. Participants include hotel designer Del Terrelonge, architect David Peterson, industrial designer Kara Springer, and interior designers Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson of MADE. Moderated by Kenneth Montague.

Man Made At Work - An Ad Hoc Community Workshop
February 12, 1 - 4PM
Recommended Donation $10

Stephen Burks presents his readymade process of bricolage using diverse elements of inspiration in this one-day workshop, which invites the Toronto community to participate in the artists' spontaneous process of creative engagement. The workshop will provide visitors an opportunity to experiment with design using found and re-purposed items personally selected by Stephen. This workshop coincides with the exhibit Stephen Burks: Man Made Toronto.

Pochoir Workshop with The Japanese Paper Place
February 11, 1 - 4PM
$15 for DX Members/students,
$25 non-members
Register here

Learn more about the art of pochoir, a stencil technique used in visual arts and design and create your own pochoir Valentine's presentation with an artist from The Japanese Paper Place. The Japanese Paper Place specializes in machine made and decorative Japanese papers, which are shipped around the world, and has a particular passion for sharing traditional Japanese handmade papers with the world.

DX Salon Night: In Conversation with Marco Cibola and Jacqui Oakley
February 22, 6:30 - 7:30PM
Pay What You Can

This once-a-month series brings together diverse individuals for a candid, in-person interview. Join us for a conversation with graphic designer Marco Cibola and illustrator Jacqui Oakley. Between them, they have worked with such clients as Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Walrus, The Atlantic, and Financial Times London.

True to Form
February 27, 6:30 - 8:30PM
Pay What You Can
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This panel brings together three speakers who will offer a unique perspective on the design movements that dominated the interwar period in Canada. The panel will take place in the current home of the Design Exchange, which is the original home of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the renowned Historic Trading Floor.

DX Feature of the Month
Spin Master March Break Toy Design Camps
March 12 - 16, 2012

In partnership with Spin Master™ Ltd., this design-based, weeklong camp for kids aged 6 to 12 will focus on the world of Toy Design and will include special guest speakers from the design community, a field trip to a design studio and inspiring hands-on projects including Stuffed Creatures, Built for Speed and Claymation Movie Making.

View our Camp Photostream on Flickr!

Register soon as space is limited!

DX Feature of the Month
Welcome Maglin!
Maglin is a leading North American manufacturer of public site furniture. Through outstanding design and innovative use of recycled materials, they create high quality solutions that enhance the aesthetics and functionality of all environments. The durability of their furniture originates with the selection of quality materials and a system of rust proofing that sets the industry standard. State-of-the-art technology is combined with time-honored production methods to create truly stunning product built to stand the test of time and people.

Homes Publishing Group
An official media partner of the DX, Homes Publishing Group is offering a free link to the new 2012 edition of ONTARIO DESIGN and Feb/Mar issue of Reno & Décor. ONTARIO DESIGN is Canada's favourite annual trade sourcebook for designers, architects, and decorators. Now in its 20th year, Ontario Design continues to be the handiest reference publication available. Reno & Décor is Canada's Idea Book. Endorsed by the Renovation Council of BILD and founding sponsor of the BILD Renovation Awards.

RP Graphics: our official print sponsor

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