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Five Over Seven

Five Over Seven

PRESENTED ON NOV 03, 2011
IN TORONTO @ VOL 11

Five Over Seven is comprised of Isabelle Santiago, Terra Loire, and Ashley Arbour, a trio of designers who post a new theme on their website every Sunday, and invite everyone to submit posts on the theme for the rest of the week. In this presentation, they walk through the ideas of the website, as well as each of their own creative processes.

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Ideal Toronto

BY ROBERT WIGINGTON
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

What is Robert and Christopher's ideal Toronto? Watch this presentation to find out. Both also work with artists to invade public spaces, and run a company called 66 Ideas Incorporated. (in English)

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Lota, Chile and Toronto

BY PAYAM SHALCHIAN
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 23, 2012

In this presentation by Payam Shalchian and Jamie Black, two alumni from the Institute Without Boundaries, talk about the significance of collective action in reviving urbanized environments. They use Lota, a project in Chile, as a case study, reflecting on the project's outcome in relation to various aspects of Toronto. (in English)

"Presentation of the Day" on January 21, 2013.

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The Design Walkin

BY ZAHRA EBRAHIM
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 14, 2012

The Design Walkin -- a project created by Zahra Ebrahim (ArchiTEXT.inc) and Ken Chong (The Baitshop Inc) -- is a drop-in clinic created to make design and design advice accessible to the general public. ‪(in English)  ‬

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Navigating the Toronto Transit System

BY ILANA BEN-ARI
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 27, 2012

Ilana Ben-Ari is a toy designer and social entrepreneur from Montreal. In this presentation, she shares the challenges she has faced while trying to navigate her way through the TTC (Toronto Transit System). (in English)

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18 Tidbits on the Design of Change

BY GREG JUDELMAN
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 11, 2012

Today's social, ecological, and business challenges are of such complexity that we cannot tackle them alone. We must engage the energy, ideas, and relationships of diverse participants to imagine, create and activate new possibilities. Designer Greg Judelman of The Moment, an innovation lab, presents an approach to effective collaboration for system and organizational change. (in English)

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Architecture in Toronto

BY SHAWN MICALLEF
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 03, 2011

Shawn Micallef analyses the often derided architecture of Toronto, and its mixture of modern and antique buildings, usually adjacent or actually encroaching on one another. He makes the argument that, while traditionally beautiful cities like Paris or Prague may retain a romanticized image, Toronto's lack of boundaries when it comes to maintaining a determined style allows it to experiment and create much livelier streets and sprawls.

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Embracing Chance

BY DOMINIC AYRE
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

Graphic designer Dominic Ayre describes the role that chance plays in good design, and the extent to which the outside world affects his design through chance. He suggests that chance can be a form of communication used to convey and generate new ideas, using his design and his students as examples of this phenomenon.

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Five Senses Of Design

BY MINORU YOKOYAMA
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

In this presenatation, Minoru Yokoyama talks about his book, Five Senses of Design. Attractive design relies not only on shape but also, more importantly, on real experiences using your five senses. This workbook aims to stimulate your five senses through a variety of twelve design exercises.

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Freelancing on the Web

BY FERNANDO RIPOL
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 20, 2013

Fernando Ripol speaks on the challenges of surviving freelance. He offers us some tips and tricks for people who want to be self-employed in the online world. Fernando speaks of his personal brand, Tiatere, and how he develops web interfaces for different clients.