June

upcycledXD at the Azure Awards Gala

Jun
27

This past Friday, June 24th, 2017 marked upcycledXD’s first collaboration with Azure Magazine for their annual awards gala held at Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto.  Seven stunning, brightly lit chandeliers were prominently hung from the historic industrial kiln building’s trusses over the cocktail and lounge reception area. The event was attended by local and international stars from the worlds of architecture and design.  Seventy projects, in 20 different categories were handed out in a ceremony led by Canadian television veteran Denise Donlon. The guest of honour, renowned Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, kicked things off with a special address.                                                     This was upcycledXD’s first collaboration for an awards gala as well as premiere of 4 original chandeliers that were hung along the perimeter of the lounge.  They are build 3 feet in diameter of clear, re-purposed plastic bottles, wire armature and re-used packing foam lit with LED bulbs.                                                               […]

upcycledXD interview with the Sustainability CoLab

Jun
27

On May 26, 2017  Eric from upcycledXD was interviewed by Sarah Van Exan, Alena Grunwald and Emma Rogers representing Ontario’s Sustainability CoLab, an organization charged to find ways of building a sustainable, cyclical economy. The focus of the discussion was towards a challenge posted to the OpenIDEO  website – The Circular Design Challenge, How might we get products to people without generating plastic waste?  The intriguing points from the discussion were posted to the OpenIDEO site on June 7, 2017.  Please see the link below for the full article. https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/circular-design/research/how-a-garbage-strike-drove-an-architect-to-reimagine-plastic-and-provoke-change-through-art-and-design Sustainability CoLAB: http://sustainabilitycolab.org/

NOW Magazine features Place and Placement Exhibit

Jun
16

Eric Charron is mentioned in the June 8-15 edition of NOW Magazine Toronto for his participation in the Place and Placement Exhibition.  He is participating in a workshop on Saturday, June 17 to demonstrate the building and design of Sun light garden lamps. See the article below or follow the link: https://nowtoronto.com/news/beyond-galleria-mall/ Civic Studies  – Host of Place and Placement: http://civicstudies.ca/ Upcoming event at BIG on Bloor, July 22-23, 2017  featuring How we Live in Cities event hub: http://bigonbloorfestival.com/about/HowWeLiveInCities/      

Toronto Star Article features Place and Placement Exhibit

Jun
09

Published May 29th, the Toronto Star featured a story about the Re-imagine Galleria’s exhibition Place and Placement. Organized by Dyan Marie and Darren Leu of urban arts group “How we live in cities”, the article highlights provocative ideas of creating small spot gardens to connect existing neighborhood parks and residential gardens to the future redevelopment of the Galleria Mall site at Dufferin and Dupont Street in Toronto.  The exhibit offers large scale artwork by David Acheson, smaller sculptures by Ed Burtynsky and John Dickson among others, to workshops that encourage locals to produce their own spot gardens and seed bombs and hope that the idea thrives and spreads throughout the area both before and after the new community at the mall site emerges. Follow the link to read the full article at: https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2017/05/29/new-art-show-at-galleria-mall-captures-an-anxious-moment-as-development-looms.html