Eco-Design Charrette


Triga Creative & The Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts are hosting their inaugural Eco-Design Charrette between December 2nd – 20th, 2019 at Triga Studio in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. The Eco-Design Charrette aims to fuel each participant with the knowledge and inspiration needed to design with an ecological consciousness. Through rapid design seeding we are expanding how we imagine scenography and its power to change our world.

The Eco-Design Charrette is centred on the creation of concepts for each of the fifty Climate Change Theatre Action Plays. Over the span of the Charrette each participating designer will create a seed concept for 1-4 of the short plays. In order to support this work and create a context for the cross pollination of ideas, Triga Creative has curated a series of eco-scenography workshops, panel conversations, play readings and open studio time. The Eco-Design Charrette period is an opportunity to develop eco-scenographic practice and generate design concepts for publication and exhibition with an international reach.

All designs generated during the Eco-Design Charrette will be published in a two-part volume by Centre for Sustainable Practices in the Arts in 2020. The designs will also be exhibited at World Stage Design in Calgary 2021. The charrette will culminate the global participatory CCTA festival with a closing party where we will share the work created during the three-week charrette residency with the local Toronto community.