Design Activism: Local Practices
The work presented at IDS2014 Studio North showcases first-year student work addressing a local food-security issue. Students designed kitchen objects for The Stop Community Food Centre’s fundraising events. A series of selected designs were auctioned and/or sold at The Stop’s “What’s on the Table?” event and/or the Night Market. All proceeds went to The Stop’s innovative anti-hunger programs.
We are pleased to have had The Stop Community Food Centre as our community partner for the past five years. The student work presented here demonstrates that design can be both aesthetically driven and serve a diverse social-economic community.
This project was on display at the Interior Design Show from January 23 to 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building and is; documented online.