We are a melting pot of diverse cultures and demographics. As migratory patterns intensify due to economic, climactic, and current affairs, a demographic revolution is taking place. Through thought-provoking discussion we will seek innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities presented by migration, culture, and diversity in the built environment.
- How do we encourage resilient design in our cities and neighborhoods to support and serve migratory populations?
- How do we create inclusive societies that instill a culture of belonging?
- How do we celebrate the diversity that is rooted in our identity?
In light of the unique Canadian experience specifically in the Regent Park community of Toronto, the Impact Summit will convene a community of leaders from the business, government, academia, and non-profit sectors in Canada and the U.S. to forge innovative design solutions to North America’s most pressing challenges in the built environment. IDC and ASID seek to foster action through insightful and provocative programming designed to help members and participants connect, collaborate, and drive ideas to action. More...
At ASID, we know that interior design impacts the human experience. Effective interior design makes workers more efficient, helps students learn, and helps everyone get and stay healthy; it helps us have fun, age gracefully, and connect with family. Design is at the crux of how we live, work, and play. But if this is how interior designers impact the world around us, what impacts interior designers? When we sit down at the drafting table, what factors are at play? And how do they impact the designs we ultimately produce? For the 2016/2017 Interior Design Outlook and State of the Industry report, we hypothesize that in order to understand the built environment, where we spend about 93 percent of our lives, we must first understand what impacts the people who design it.