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Opt0ut Man at CIVIC Space // Windsor

November 12, 2013

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OptOut Man November 8 to 30, 2013 CIVIC SPACE // 411 Pelissier Ave, Windsor, ON Drop by Nov 23rd, between noon to 5pm, to talk taxes Opt0ut Man is everyone – the belief that we give, but do not receive. Our society has been built on the ideal that we are all in this together. […]

Buying and Selling

September 11, 2013

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Buying and Selling Created in collaboration with Sara French Part of the monumental public art exhibition Land|Slide: Possible Futures Co-presented by FADO Performance Art Centre September 21, 2013 to October 14, 2013               There is no choice, except when you have one.                […]

Public Places

May 16, 2013

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Public Places March 7 – April 20, 2013 | Mississauga, ON Commissioned by the Art Gallery of Mississauga in partnership with the Mississauga Library System Part of the Roots and Branches exhibition Over the last six months Department of Unusual Certainties (DoUC) has been travelling across Mississauga with a question asking device. We have been seeking insight […]

Final #NewDiscourses Debate

February 17, 2013

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Join us for the final debate in the New Discourses series. On Wednesday February 20, starting at 7:30pm Chris Schafer and Alistair Newton (con block) will join Niomi Cherney and Norm Jezioranski (pro block) in unpacking the statement: “Be it resolved Canadians are committed to building a just society.” Here is one man’s vision: “It […]

Award Season: All of the parties you’ve never been invited to…

February 1, 2013

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Winner of the the Toronto Design Offsite Festival’s Viewers’ Choice Award Department of Unusual Certainties, working in cooperation with Thea Jones, have won big. Their installation, All the parties you’ve never been invited to… (ATP…) ,  has won the Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Event at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. ATP…, framed the dance floor, of the […]

All of the parties you’ve never been invited to…

January 25, 2013

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Department of Unusual Certainties & Thea Jones invite you to… ALL OF THE PARTIES YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN INVITED TO BEFORE Department of Unusual Certainties would like to invite you to the Love Design Party January 26th, 10pm at the Gladstone Hotel, where they will be presenting their video installation  All of the parties you have never […]

New Discourses @ Toronto Design Offsite Festival

January 16, 2013

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The third instalment of the New Discourses for a Tired Century debate series is on Monday January 21, 7:30pm @ the Gladstone Hotel. Marcin Kedzior and Thomas Provost (for the resolution) will meet Kristina Ljubanovic and Sabrina Dominguez (against the resolution) in consideration of this month’s resolution: “Be it resolved, we can no longer conceive of the city as a whole.” New […]

Next New Discourses Debate November 19th

November 16, 2012

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NEW DISCOURSES FOR A TIRED CENTURY: A debate series 7:30 PM November 19th at the Gladstone Hotel. Over the next 5 months The Department of Unusual Certainties is hosting the debate series New Discourses for a Tired Century at the Gladstone Hotel. Over the course of this series 16 illuminated voices, coming from a range […]

Be it resolved political discourse in Canada has lost any sense of quality or depth.

October 16, 2012

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Department of Unusual Certainties presents NEW DISCOURSES FOR A TIRED CENTURY: a debate series October 23rd, at the Gladstone Hotel.  Is the future hopeless?… Is the democratic process in Canada in crisis?… Can we understand the city as whole?… Are Canadians committed to building a just society?… Over the next 5 months The Department of […]

Timeline of Currency

July 18, 2012

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Department of Unusual Certainties presented Timeline of Currency for Doors Open Toronto 2012 in the One King West building. One King West is a condominium built upon a historic building that had previously been operating as a bank for 100+ years.  Through the buildings transformation aspects of the banks infrastructure have been perserved – specifically its vault and […]

Another Way to Eat #MOVE2012

July 14, 2012

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Another Way to Eat is one of ten proposals for the future of transportation presented at MOVE: Transportation Expo. MOVE is hosted by Evergreen at the Brickworks and was developed in collaboration with the Institute without Boundaries. Each of the proposals is rooted in ideas first articulated at a charrette in the winter; with those working groups, […]

Life Cycle of the Programless Pavilion

July 3, 2012

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Art of the Danforth Innovators’ Fair: A series of Programless Pavilions opened May 20, 2012 as Department of Unusual Certainties’ contribution to Art of the Danforth. DoUC inserted three sculptural forms into East Lynn Park constituting the Innovators’ Fair. DoUC intends to publish a small pamphlet for the project later in the Fall.

New Studio Space

June 9, 2012

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(photo credit: Aliya Tejani) DoUC has a new mailing address: Department of Unusual Certainties 1214 Queen Street West Suite 210 Toronto, ON M6J 1J6 We’ve moved into Suite 210 at the Gladstone Hotel for the next six months.During our time here we will be working with the Gladstone’s Director of Exhibitions, Noa Bronstein, to organize a series of […]

Art of the Danforth Innovators’ Fair: A series of programless pavilions

May 18, 2012

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Art of the Danforth Innovators’ Fair: A series of programless pavilions part of Art of the Danforth festival May 20 to June 10 East Lynn Park (Woodbine & Danforth, Toronto) Join us Sunday May 20th at Dusk in East Lynn for the opening of the Innovators’ Fair.

Revisiting Storefront Success Stories

May 10, 2012

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Daragh Sankey’s series of shorts, In Store: Art and Crisis in Windsor, continues with an exploration of DoUC’s contribution Storefront Success Stories. The In Store series documents the Storefront Residency for Social Innovation that Broken City Lab hosted  during the summer of 2010. Windsor Redux – Tip Sheets and Speed Dates Speed Dating for Storeowners Storefront Success Stories in Windsor

Land, Air, and Sea – Movement of Queen Elizabeth II 1952 – 2012

May 2, 2012

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DoUC is proud to be part of the Jubilee show currently on at the Harbourfront Centre, celebrating Her Royal Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee. DoUC are not Monarchists but are instead Monarchy opportunists, and what better way to celebrate this ideology then by mapping the historic travels of The Queen. Land, Air, and Sea […]

STEEL not STEAL

April 5, 2012

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DoUC is participating in the exhibition Preoccupied curated by Cadence Collective.  We’re presenting the STEEL not STEAL infographic from our larger project Spaces of Negotiation; which charts the 11 month lockout of Local 1005 in 2011. We gave an impassioned rant about the project  on April 1 as part of panel of speakers at the exhibition. To honour the conversation […]

Migrating Landscapes National Exhibition

March 21, 2012

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Migrating Landscapes National exhibition is now open at the Winnipeg Art Gallery running until April 29, 2012. Part whirlwind exhibition, part architectural competition, Migrating Landscapes has been a process to collect regional reflections on how the experience of migration impacts design. Since November 2, 2011 seven regional Migrating Landscapes exhibitions have cropped up across Canada; […]

Migrating Landscapes’ Ontario Regional Exhibition

February 6, 2012

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Migrating Landscape Organizers’ seventh and final regional exhibition is now open at Brookfield Place (181 Bay St) in Toronto. The exhibition includes the personal videos and architectural models of more than twenty-five teams of architects. Winning models from each of the 7 regional exhibitions will brought to Winnipeg for the National Exhibition which opens at the Winnipeg […]

Migrating Landscapes at #IDS12

January 28, 2012

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Climate Migrant Pavilion @ IDS 2012 until January 29th Migrating Landscapes Organization has a booth designed and built by Department of Unusual Certainties as a part of IDS 2012′s Offsite Onsite exhibition at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Constructed using ABS piping and tarp, it is light, easy to erect, collapse, and move to its next […]

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