Call for Submissions: Exhibit in the Toronto Design Offsite Festival Thematic Exhibition


Submission Deadline

Design September 22, 2017

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The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) brings people together to celebrate contemporary design across the city January 15-21, 2018.

Thematic Exhibition: Matter

Recycling is a daily act for the modern civic-minded citizen. Its intrinsic value instilled following the “3Rs” campaign of the late 1970s, we diligently sort our waste for processing elsewhere. But the methods, proximity, scale, inputs, and outcomes of recycling processes are massively diverse.

Matter explores acts of material transformation and change. It considers the possibility of material memory in which use leaves a mark, whether visible or invisible; the history and future of recycling processes from a personal to a global scale; and the mundane and ritualistic aspects of material use and applications. Matter asks the question: what happens when we take a long-term view of material life?

Matter invites submissions from artists and designers working in all mediums and formats. We are open to projects expressed in 2- or 3-dimensions, digital or analog, whether they be object- or concept-based.

Submissions of existing work or realized projects are preferred; however, we will consider submissions of speculative work and projects that have not yet been realized.

Work and projects will be exhibited during the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO), January 15-21, 2018.

Deadline: all submissions are due Friday, September 22, 2017 by 11:59pm EST.

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