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Workshop “Defining the Toronto Region to Itself and the World”

Toronto, February 20th – 28th, 2018

Each year the Institute without Boundaries (IwB) runs international charrettes that bring together students from international design institutions, as well as international and local professionals. Together, they address the major project challenge of the IwB academic curriculum, developing solutions that are incorporated into project recommendations for the IwB’s project partner.
Currently we are in the fifth and final year of our Regional Ecologies study, with a focus in this 2017–2018 year on “Continuous Communities”.For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Institute without Boundaries is partnering with Toronto Global to create an integrated communication design strategy for the Toronto Region. This will rethink how the Toronto Region coordinates and communicates a unified message (a message that removes all internal boundaries) about the regional economic advantages it offers to stakeholders and to the world.
The Toronto Region is made up of many individual municipalities each with its own unique business offering, and is home to a diverse group of industry clusters that span both geographical and social boundaries. Collectively, the Toronto Region has a unique value proposition and presents a robust set of opportunities for residents and businesses alike.

The students will have the opportunity to learn new skills and have the following opportunities during the charrette:
 working on timely social topics and creating innovative solutions
 learning how designers can lead social change through systems thinking
 gaining skills working in an interdisciplinary team including engineers, urban planners, landscape architects, communication designers, interaction designers, interior designers, etc.
 working in a collaborative manner with students of many different design disciplines
 establishing relationships for future projects
 visualizing and mapping systems
 applying existing skills to real-world challenges

 

Let’s change the world.

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