Towards an Ethical Smart City

We had an opportunity to guide the talented students of the Institute Without Boundaries in the development of their exhibition ‘Playroom TO: Towards an Ethical Smart City’, part of the DesignTO Festival 2020. Examining the potential of ethical smart cities to solve global challenges, the exhibition invites guests to contribute their values and ideas in building innovative models for the future.

January 19 2020


Awards Season

We had the good fortune of being awarded Honourable Mention at the City of London’s 2019 Urban Design Awards for our Terry Fox commemorative landscape artwork ‘Following in his Footsteps’. Realized in collaboration with Robert Cram Workshop, the project provides an experiential perspective into Terry Fox’s journey, inviting participants to physically engage with the pathway and gardens along London’s Thames River.

We were also nominated for a City of Edmonton Urban Design Award in the Urban Fragments category for our project ‘Animal Family’ at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

November 28 2019

Thermally Transmitted

Our transformation of the Fort York Visitor Centre saw thousands of visitors over the course of Nuit Blanche 2019 Toronto, with participants engaging the work in surprising ways. The success of the project was the result of a collaboration with Mulvey & Banani Lighting and volunteers, along with close communication with curators Rui Pimenta and Layne Hinton, as well as the staff at the Fort York Visitor Centre and City of Toronto. Stay tuned for full photographic and video documentation.

October 8 2019



Publishing Long Division

August saw media international coverage for our ‘Long Division’ project in several publications, including Glocal Design Magazine (Mexico), mooool design (China), Floor Nature (Italy). We’re happy that the project is able to reach a larger audience and potentially engage in a wider discourse around the nature of barriers and divisions across a variety of global contexts.

August 24 2019



Long Division

Our large-scale outdoor installation ‘Long Division’ is part of the Public Volumes exhibition taking place at multiple sites. ‘Long Division’ engages the site of Mississauga’s Bradley Museum, employing the fence as a tool for considering issues of exclusion, control, security and sanctuary. The piece invites visitors into the experience of divided space, public and private, open potentials and closed paths.

May 17 2019