UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
UN GLOBAL GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
With the three overarching goals of education, engagement and growth, the inaugural edition of EDIT will be curated to reflect the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, established in 2015. In 2017, EDIT: Prosperity for All will present innovative answers from the worlds of design and technology to such critical questions as: How can we give all people access to adequate housing, quality healthcare and wellbeing, equitable education and sustainable networks of food and water? How can we eradicate poverty and hunger, and build resilient cities and communities? Curated by contemporary cultural icons, the expo and festival will reflect the interplay of creative disciplines — design, architecture and technology — through a mix of features, from immersive pavilions and interactive installations to educational programming and a marketplace of emerging products. It will provide a platform for Canada to demonstrate the significant expertise and know-how among our creative economy and diverse communities. Aiming to draw a general audience of 100,000 visitors, EDIT will speak to the most current and relevant issues of the design professions. It will appeal to all Canadians, as well as visitors from all over the world, to experience the potential of design in shaping our future for the better — in the city of Toronto, the de facto centre of finance and development in Canada.
PROSPERITY FOR ALL
In the past decade, we have seen the exciting results of interdisciplinary design, where designers, engineers and social scientists join together to make our everyday lives better, from ergonomic furniture to health-tracking gadgets; or solve infrastructural problems, at the environmental, health, and social levels. EDIT is an international event with global impact, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It seamlessly integrates culture and commerce in an internationally unprecedented event. Think: CES meets TED meets Venice Biennale. Launching in 2017, EDIT is a legacy project that will commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial — and promote the country’s creative sector in every edition thereafter.”