Design Exchange announces keynote speaker for digifest

The Design Exchange (DX) announced that Andreas Broeckmann will be the keynote speaker for this year’s digifest, an annual international festival of design and digital culture that features presentations, workshops and networking.

Andreas Broeckmann, Director of Germany’s renowned Transmediale festival will speak on May 13. Joining him in a panel discussion are architects Oliver Lang of Vancouver-based Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture, and Lars Spukbroek of NOX Architecture, Rotterdam. This event takes place on the Trading Floor of the DX. Tickets for this May 13th event are $20 and may be purchased from the DX.

digifest is Canada’s annual festival showcase of digital culture and design. Established in 2002 by the DX, the aim of this festival is to present digital media culture and design as part of the country’s economic and cultural future. Local and international designers and artists are invited to share the latest in cutting edge digital media products and innovations. digifest also hosts New Voices, an international call that provides selected participants an opportunity to present their work in Toronto to an international audience. The theme for digifest 2005 is WILD!

Also, the DX announces the opening of WILD, an interactive design exhibit, at Harbourfront Centre. WILD is on display in the Case Studies gallery at York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West (admission free). It features an interactive design exhibit conveying the theme of WILD, and includes participants TAXI and Pivot Design. On display from March 26 until May 15.