Expo for Design, Innovation and Technology, Toronto
28 September – 8 October 2017
What role does design play in the process that innovative solutions have to run through in order to really have an influence on our surroundings? A big one, believe the organisers of EDIT, a fair where design is discussed away from handbags and furniture. The exhibition was devised in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and displays designs and projects that address the great challenges of today.
The aims for sustainable development were drawn up following the UN’s millennium goals, to facilitate future-proof and dignified solutions around the world for living together. First and foremost, the aims include creating peace, and securing sufficient nutrition for everyone through sustainable and regional agriculture, and improving water quality and standards of hygiene. All the drafted goals are linked and can only be achieved by working together across disciplines, having a strong network and communicating across borders.
Therefore, design projects focusing on very different areas are also presented at EDIT, such as those that tackle wealth, care, nutrition, and education. They each have in common the requirement that the designs have a positive influence on their environment as well as being connected to new approaches that include the latest technology.
EDIT will take place on a huge industrial wasteland which is usually closed to the public. Interactive installations and exhibitions can be visited on this extraordinary site. Pioneers of radical design will present their visions and ideas for a sustainable future. As a result, EDIT does not only offer plenty of space for discovering new things, but also a base for professional interaction and the opportunity to network.