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Date: February 15th 2012

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...with Marco Cibola and
Jacqui Oakley
Feb 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
Feb 27
Pre-talk tour of the Trading Floor
5:30 - 6PM
Discussion Panel
6:30 - 8:30PM
Pay What You Can

This panel brings together three speakers who will offer a unique perspective on the design movements that dominated the interwar period in Canada.


Deco, Streamline or Moderne: Architecture, Design and Society in Canada
Alan Elder
Curator, Canadian Craft and Design, Canadian Museum of Civilization

Legitimate Modernism: The Toronto Stock Exchange Murals
Rosemary Donegan
Associate Professor at OCAD University, Independent Curator & Writer

Light, materials and form: Arte Moderne architecture of the Carlu
Scott Weir
Principal, E.R.A Architects Inc.

Feb 28, 1PM

Join us for a tour of The Carlu, with Scott Weir, Principal, E.R.A Architects Inc. and Mark Robert, Managing Partner, The Carlu.

archiTEXT Film Night:
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Feb 28, 7 - 10PM
DX Members: Free, RSVP with
Non-Members: $10 early bird,
$15 @door - RSVP here
Must register as seating is limited

A film of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, a graffiti artist with a global reputation. Features Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many other infamous graffiti artists at work.

Man Made Walk-through and Screening with Kenneth Montague
Mar 5, 6:30 - 8:30PM
Pay What You Can

Kenneth Montague, Director of Wedge Curatorial Projects hosts an exhibition tour, followed by a short film about the process of hybrid design. Stephen Burks: Man Made Toronto features the work of New York industrial designer Stephen Burks and his studio, Readymade Projects. Burks can be considered a design activist, whose work challenges the way that we think of traditionally crafted objects and contemporary design.

17th Annual Sears Canadian High School Design Competition
Deadline March 30 @ 5PM

This competition is open to all high school students on a national level. Cash Prizes will be awarded in each of the four categories - Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Architecture/Interior Design, and Graphic Design.

CONNECT: EnAbling Change
Post-Secondary Competition

Deadline April 20 @ 5PM

This provincial, post-secondary design competition will emphasize the importance of universal design principles in Architecture, Landscape/Urban Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Fashion Design/Apparel.

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

Mar 7 - Apr 23
DX Members FREE,
Non-Members Adult $10,
Student/Seniors $8

Mar 9, 6PM

Stop, Drop, Repeat is the Design Exchange's first major exhibition on pattern design and this country's first look at the exceptional work by a Canadian Bauhaus pioneer. The exhibit will centre around 3 main stylistic development in her career: The Bauhaus Style and Abstraction, Aboriginal Influence, and Flora and Fauna including works by leading German, Australian and Canadian pattern designers.


Globalization and the futures of artisanal designs and productions in West Africa
A Talk by Marieme Lo
March 13, 6:30 - 7:30PM

The Power of Pattern
March 26, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Making cloth and making social worlds in Madagascar
A Talk by Sarah Fee
April 23, 6:30 - 7:30PM

See complete program schedule here.

Profit x Design
Conference & Workshops

Feb 24 - 25
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
@ Granville Island

Innovation is the key to business success. Profit x Design is bringing together the best business minds, designers and investment gurus in the country, to give you the tools, skills and strategies you need to drive a more innovative and lucrative enterprise.

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