An offsite design classroom was held offsite in Regent Park for the second year, and the importance of place and locality were emphasized in this participatory design exchange.
Designers were challenged to design bespoke products that bring a unique narrative and also a social media campaign to promote the new product to the targeted user groups. The Sewing Studio emphasized microenterprise and business development as a path for newcomers to make a living. This initiative contributed by helping women and single parents access sustainable income with flexible schedules and by providing supplementary income for those who continue to live below the poverty line.
The Great Hall - OCAD University