Explore Design: North America's First Design Education Fair for Youth


As sustainability continues to become more mainstream each day, more and more schools and centers for education are embracing, teaching and practicing actively green ideas; from Canton College's Bachelor's Degree in Alternative Energy to Sustainability Week at the London College of Fashion to College of the Atlantic, the first carbon-neutral college in the US and the British Ag school harnessing poop power, going green at school is definitely in session. Design education is certainly no exception, and this is notable since designers are involved in the creation of nearly everything we consume, at some point. To help sustainability continue its rise to prominence among educators and institutions of learning, a new event called Explore Design is coming to Toronto on October 10 & 11. It'll present a consortium of educational institutions, associations and professional groups who will provide two days of interactive exhibits, hands-on workshops, and seminars. Billed as "North America’s First Design Education Fair for Youth", the event will include a full complement of design disciplines, including video/game design, furniture design, architecture industrial design, textile design, fashion design, interior design, graphic design, and more. The program will include a Keynote speaker and a track of seminars that will address the influence of sustainability in the various disciplines of design; the green design exhibit will be an opportunity to inform and excite youth about sustainability thereby making them part of this important global movement. They're currently looking for exhibitors, teachers and parents, and students who are interested in attending; f your school offers environmental programs, your organization implements sustainable practices, your products are recognized as being environmentally friendly, or you support the idea of informing and promoting sustainability among youth in Canada, then you're invited to attend. Learn more about Explore Design from their website and stay tuned for more coverage of the event as it approaches. ::Explore Design

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