During the past year over 1000 grievances, gripes, and annoyances were collected from people across the city. The Toronto Complaints Choir transform this complains into “disappointed people’s song”.
BMD studio decided to do something about it. Studio designers Amanda Happé, Kar Yan Cheung, Chris Braden, Michal Dudek, and Paul Kawai team set up a pop-up studio, working in real-time in the Propeller Centre. They tried to design solutions in response to the complaints. A book of these ideas was also simultaneously designed, and sent throughout the city of Toronto and their citizens.
The panel is intervening between the participatory and the design phases. INTA will involve its membership network in this challenging participatory process leading to an Innovative and Creative Urban Strategic Plan. INTA will expand on the proposals already made by several local working groups and comments received from external observers, providing a wider international input to the process.
Ecosistema Urbano, represented by Belinda Tato, will take part in this event.
Festival of Creativity is an “open” platform for projects and languages of contemporaneity, a dynamic crossover in which everyone can discover the key to access the world of creativity.
The Festival promotes the multiple expressions of creativity and addresses the theme of innovation from an original and participative viewpoint that instils the aspects of exposition with performance events. Now in its third year, the Festival is confirmed as an event of international standing, showing an unedited image of contemporary Florence and putting forward Tuscany as a campus
enthused with creativity.
“The storm is master. Man, as a ball, is tossed twixt winds and billows.” Friedrich Schiller
The destruction of the natural bases for our lives and the consequences of this represents one of the greatest challenges for the 21st century. Given the fact that none of this is new, but has been debated for a long time, we have to wonder whether fresh disasters really are needed to cause a genuine change in our approach? Unfortunately history teaches us that human being really are not long-term planners, but respond almost exclusively to crises.