Archive | June, 2011

Cardboard Fort Night = Awesome.

26 Jun

The Toronto Awesome Foundation’s April prize-winner, “Cardboard Fort Night,” came to beautiful duct-taped and beer-soaked fruition last night. The creativity and paper-cuts on display were awe-inspiring, as you’ll see from the event photos. Huge congratulations to Sherwin, aka Inconsolable Cat, for his awesome event-wrangling and coveted Lifetime Awesome Achievement Award. (Sherwin alone contributed 30% of the April project submissions — the man is a machine.)

Why cardboard forts? As Sherwin put it:

Like a cat, I think my favourite toy was always plain brown cardboard boxes. The holy grail when I was a kid was to get those discarded refrigerator boxes, because they were so big and creamy smooth. You got the feeling that you could make anything out of that. The idea behind this night is to bring back that feeling.

Judging by all the smiles and ludicrous structures: mission accomplished!

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May Winner: Toronto Kiss Map!

22 Jun

Softening Toronto through surfacing the hidden, romantic stories attached to places we walk by every day. Tiny crowdsourced love letters to each other and our city.

Announcement Party & The May Short List

1 Jun

We will be announcing the winner of May’s Awesome Foundation prize at the inaugural event of Ampersand TO!

Details: Thursday, June 9, 5pm to 8pm, at p|m Gallery , 1518 Dundas St. W. (Dufferin). $10 at the door.

Join us and find out which of this month’s submissions is going to take home the bag ‘o cash.


Let’s Get Together for Coffee: A portable coffee house and performance stage that takes over unused spaces for use as impromptu salons.

LUNGCITY: A wearable computing replica of a working heart and lung designed to measure Toronto’s air quality from the only vantage that matters: an individual walking our streets.

Scientific Poster Meets Street Art: Art meets science meets graffiti through alleyway poster installations detailing the research of our city’s leading graduate students.

Toronto Design Nerds Jam: A real-time design sprint around urban issues, architecture, sustainability, etc., with the best project getting $1000 seed capital.

The Toronto Kiss Map: Softening Toronto through surfacing the hidden, romantic stories attached to places we walk by every day. Tiny crowdsourced love letters to each other and our city.


 

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