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Designing Safe Spaces: DXTalks in Toronto on March 5

On Tuesday, March 5, ahead of International Women’s Day, (Design Exchange) DX hosts an important and insightful DXTalks conversation with architect Janna Levitt of LGA Architectural Partners, Mohini Datta-Ray, Executive Director at NYWS, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, and Shannon Holness for a conversation on how design and innovation can co-create thoughtful, safe, and accessible spaces for people experiencing violence. Elizabeth Pagliacolo, executive editor at Azure magazine, will moderate.

The DXTalks event on Designing Safe Spaces takes place in Toronto on March 5. Photo by Scott Webb via Unsplash.
The DXTalks event on Designing Safe Spaces takes place in Toronto on March 5. Photo by Scott Webb via Unsplash.

Violence against women is a local and international crisis. According to the United Nations Development Programme, globally, one out of three women experiences violence in her lifetime. In Canada, the statistic is identical: one in three Canadians said they had experienced abuse before the age of 15. What’s more, we know that it has a disproportionate impact on women of colour, Indigenous women, and LGBTQ2 and gender non-conforming people.

How can we apply design thinking to initiatives that address gender-based violence and offer inclusive and safe environments?


The DXTalks event will take place on Tuesday, March 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. General admission is $12.50, while DX members are invited to email [email protected] to obtain the member rate. General admission tickets are now available via DX at this link.

Design Exchange is a not-for-profit institution funded by its members and donors. The organization is dedicated to providing educational and entertaining design experiences.

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