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Afford Nation Exhibition & Launch Party

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George Brown College

230 Richmond Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 1P4

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Afford Nation invites you to join the movement to build an affordable world for all.

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Join us as we officially launch Afford Nation on January 19th, 2019 - an event, exhibition and movement that critiques our current state of unaffordability and explores how we might build a more affordable nation. the 2018/2019 class of the Institute Without Boundaries, Interdisciplinary Design Strategy program is seeking to answer the question "If unaffordablity is a solvable problem, what's preventing us from solving it?"

We are living through an affordability crisis. At nearly every income level in every corner of the world, we're feeling the crunch. As the cost of basic goods and services continue to rise, the topic of affordability is becoming increasingly critical. Growing income inequality, increasingly precarious employment, mass migration, rapid urbanization, technological innovations and climate change are transforming the way we live. These globally interconnected issues and systems impact us in both negative and positive ways.

We have an opportunity, as human centred design practitioners, to shape a more humanist and inclusive world. It starts by uncovering how our perceptions of value may be holding us back from building an affordable world, and remembering our roots: finding an addressing real human needs, upholding human values and creating meaningful experiences. Through this exhibition, the current cohort of the Institute without Boundaries students will showcase their research, insights and ideas that demonstrate how we might design more affordable future. 

Join us for our exhibition launch and celebration Saturday, January 19th from 5-8pm at George Brown College, 230 Richmond Street East. 

The exhibition will run until January 26th as a part of DesignTO.

Visit us online at www.affordnation.com

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