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The world is increasingly digital, and with it, so too is work. With a widespread shift towards greater connectivity, and robots capable of performing complex tasks, the landscape of work has changed dramatically, rendering a future that is less predictable and more complex.
This new landscape offers a rousing combination of opportunities and challenges. More workers experience different work environments that allow and encourage flexibility and movement through virtual channels. Spaces, structures, lifestyles, and values are changing in tandem with how we work.
Design plays a major role in reshaping the way we work. It helps us imagine different futures, transitioning “old ways” of doing things, to new and “better” ways of doing and being. In TO DO’s third annual symposium ‘Designing the Future of Work’, multidisciplinary speakers contribute to a better understanding of how design can, and must , be leveraged to make the future of work work for all of us.
This symposium is organized by the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, with jurors Elise Hodson and Satsuko VanAntwerp. Funding is generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council, and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and venue by institutional partner George Brown College.
Registration begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018.