The EDIT Expo for Design is almost here, and Toronto hasn’t seen anything like it. Taking over an abandoned factory, this immersive expo runs from September 29th to October 8th.
Design visionaries from across the globe will gather in Toronto’s East Harbour (formerly Unilever Soap Factory) to manifest 150,000-square-feet and five separate floors into a 360-degree immersive and playful experience.Thought-provoking installations, interactive programming, stimulating speakers and immersive pavilions will explore how the powerful intersection of design, innovation and technology can provide solutions to the world’s greatest challenges and help shape the future for all people.
There are 50 exhibits to explore and 125 speakers over the 10 days. Admission is $15. Here’s what I’m looking forward to seeing the most!
SPEKTRA (Ryerson) An installation that detects motion and a green screen reacts in an interesting way and projects visuals as more people come into the space.
Supertree Grove: In the heart of Singapore lies Gardens by the Bay –– a 110-hectare nature park and the home of the legendary Supertree Grove. I’m hoping that they recreate this in the factory!
Ikea Impossible Meats: It looks and tastes like a burger, but what is it? It uses 75% less water and requires 95% less land to produce.
Reversío: Step into an immersive field that softens the boundaries of space and sensations.
Mickey Mouse’s Home of the Future: Mickey Mouse’s home of the future is a fully functional shipping container home inspired by the most beloved Disney character of all time.
Hot Process Dispersion: Freed from labours of work and wishing each other a last farewell, factory machinery come alive for one last hurrah before their final sentence.
Check out the entire list of installations, exhibitions, speakers and projects on their website. I can’t wait to explore!