Spotlight on the Object: Thinking Outside the Ring

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Article by Lorraine Johnson

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RTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE often refer to the blood, sweat, and tears that go into any creative work. For the participants in the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club-based Shape Your Life program, who are painting on canvases that began life as the floor of a boxing ring, the blood, sweat, and tears are literal. Toronto Newsgirls …

Mining Material: The Emerald Ash Borer

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Article by Noa Bronstein

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N RECENT YEARS, concepts of greening, repurposing and using salvaged materials have not only guided the design of spaces and objects, but have entered the public vernacular in unprecedented ways. Our collective interest in responsible methods of production, fabrication and distribution has led to greater focus on the relationship between consumers, makers and socio-environmental …