Conscious Consumption: Crafting the City

conscious consumption: crafting the city
conscious consumption: crafting the city
Be part of Conscious Consumption series 2 as the Textile Museum of Canada pulls together important conversations about consumption and moves them into the city around us. They start with the premise that consumption is an everyday activity that benefits from awareness. They also see it as a deeply personal one—full of commitment, passion and learning.

What do I consume?
How and where are things made?
What makes “craft” craft?
And does it matter to me?

Hear big ideas, get the inside scoop! Join the Textile Museum of Canada as they explore how the idea of craft has become part of philosophies of a more responsible life, driving artisanal and sustainable movements today. Each event in the series gets up close and personal with places and people who have pioneered ways of life that are innovative and independent, and who have introduced new elements to the landscape—from urban agriculture and alternative architectures to craft foodways and sustainable fashion.

Conscious Consumption: Crafting the City focuses on essentials—food, shelter, clothing—and how craft is an inherent part of practices that are a defining part of sustainable lifestyles today.

Tickets to Conscious Consumption events are $20 each (6 events), or a series pass can be purchased for $100. The events are as follows:

How Sweet It Is: Artisanal Agriculture at 10:00am on September 12, 2015.

Urban Landscape, Hidden Frontier at 6:30pm on October 2, 2015.

Local History as Natural Resource at 11:00am on November 14, 2015.

Keynote: The 150 Mile Fashion Footprint with Rebecca Burgess at 6:30 pm on January 27, 2016.

Slow Food: Craft Macaroni & Cheese from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on February 03, 2016.

Crafting the City: Consciousness, Craft and Consumption at 6:30pm on February 10, 2016.

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