The World Design Summit will take place in Montreal this year from October 16-25. The international multi-disciplinary, multi-modal, solution-oriented congress aims to re-think the mission of the designer and the design process. Designers, architects, planners and landscape architects will gather under one roof to share perspectives, foster collaboration and cross-pollinate innovative ideas.
SvN will be sharing our perspectives under the conference’s theme, Design for Participation, meant to address questions such as: What is the role and status of the designer? How can designers help address issues like inequality or the evolution of participation and representation in the political process and in social life?
Our speakers at the World Design Summit include:
Shonda Wang, Comprehensive and Inclusive Planning for the Future: Dundas Connects Transportation Master Plan
Tuesday October 17 at 11:45am
Dundas Connects Transportation Master Plan illustrates an incremental strategy that serves the immediate needs of a diverse neighbourhood and articulates a vision for its long-term change. At its core is an extensive public consultation that links transit, land-use and urban design.
John van Nostrand, Designing for Change in Toronto
Tuesday October 17 at 3:30pm
“Designing for Change” calls for a redefinition of what “design” means and a re-alignment of all the relevant sciences (and some arts) to make better cities and habitats, departing away from current design approach of individualized, segregated disciplines.
Barbara Myers, Transformative Sub(urban) Infill of Church Properties in Central Canada
Wednesday October 18 at 10:30am
Sensitive infill development and transformative projects enable church congregations to continue meeting the objective of serving their communities while preparing neighbourhoods to accommodate new uses, new residents and new objectives for the future.