You may have heard through the social media grapevine that YSDN Co.Create is now collaborating with the Design Social guru, Silvia Stroie, on Design Social: Caffeine Edition.
What is Design Social: Caffeine Edition?
It’s a new weekly design social at a Toronto café.
Every Saturday we’ll have 2-3 Toronto-based creatives join us for coffee and conversation.
Why do a Caffeine Edition?
Caffeine Edition is a way we as YSDNers can really start to connect with Toronto’s downtown creative scene.
We get a chance to ask questions of YSDN alumni or designers in neighbouring fields like industrial design, urban design, and architecture. We’ll even have guests who work in other areas like education, business development, and healthcare innovation. If you have someone in mind, let us know!
Caffeine Edition is about flexing those design thinking muscles. What kind of challenges are other people facing? How can we use our design skills?
Who are we hanging out with this Saturday (Nov. 10)?
- JP King: artist, writer, designer, printer, currently running Paper Pusher (paperpusher.ca) a small-batch publisher and print service in Little Italy
- Markus Doerr: Ryerson Interior Design Student involved in organizing the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (tododesignoffsite.com)
- Michael Sakalauskas: Urban Planning at University of Buffalo, now turned to 3D modeling
Where and when is Design Social: Caffeine Edition?
We’re at The Roastery in 401 Richmond at 1pm on Saturdays.
401 Richmond is also a great community of artists, entrepreneurs, designers. It houses galleries, exhibits, and the arguably the best design bookstore in the city, Swipe Books.
The Roastery is a perfect location because it’s surprisingly not too busy for a Toronto café on a Saturday. Also 16 oz. coffee = $1.75.
Our plan is to stick to The Roastery, but if you have any suggestions for new locations we’re always open to new ideas. Let us know on facebook or at email@example.com.
See you Saturday!
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