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DX 2006 Fall Charrette Line-up


October 17, 2006
by Canadian Architect

Toronto’s Design Exchange is issuing a call for participation in its fall charrette series, presented as part of the Universal Design Professional Development Series with a focus on kids.

Passive Park Design Charrette (0.12 ha or 0.3 acres)
Date: October 24
Location: Design Exchange
Registration deadline: October 19
Registration fee: free

This call seeks five teams each led by a landscape architect and consisting of design professionals, community members and students who are interested in a neighbourhood context that can benefit from visionary and socially inclusive design schemes. Individuals working in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional design/planning as well as those who are engaged in more specialized areas of study, such as youth services, accessibility and health care, are highly encouraged to participate. Participating teams will receive an honorarium of $500, and the winning concept will receive a $2,000 award. The team projects will be featured in an exhibition at Design Exchange in February 2007.

For registration form and further information, please visit what’s on at www.dx.org or contact [email protected] or 416.216.2126.

Priority Neighbourhoods: Designing Spaces with Young Adults
Date: November 8
Location: Design Exchange
Registration deadline: October 26
Registration fee: free

This call seeks individual designers across all disciplines. This one day workshop will involve five priority neighbourhoods, one design team assembled by DX devoted to each, in the City of Toronto with a focus on designing spaces for kids, in consultation with young adults. This workshop will engage youth, designers and other professionals on multi-disciplinary teams, in exploratory and planning activities. With this workshop, we aim to bridge the gap between the thought processes and ideas of youth and design/sustainability experts, and as a result, meet the needs of communities through collaborative design processes. The charrette will be featured in Canadian Architect Magazine and in an exhibition at Design Exchange in March 2007.

For registration form and further information, please visit what’s on at www.dx.org or contact [email protected] or 416.216.2126.

In the spirit of Massive Change…A Charrette Focusing on Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Date: November 17-20
Location: Chicago
Submission Deadline: October 26
Registration fee: free

This call seeks six Toronto-based design students. The design team will consist of six students from Toronto and six students from Chicago, as well as one design mentor from each city. DX in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Economic Development Office has embarked on an important initiative with Toronto’s partner city, Chicago. Choosing a site in a priority neighbourhood of Chicago the design team will propose a solution for a youth-oriented space using guidelines learned from the Massive Change exhibition by Bruce Mau Design and the Institute Without Boundaries and the City Global Visionaries Symposium in Chicago. The team projects will be featured in an exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation before opening at the Design Exchange in March 2007.

For registration form and further information, please visit “What’s On” at www.dx.org or contact [email protected] or 416.216.2138.



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