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January 16-19, 2020
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
NEW this year - the entire show floor, including IDS Contract and IDS Main will be open during Thursday and Friday Trade Days. IDS Trade Days offer an unparalleled opportunity for you to connect with more than 14,000 leading designers, architects, purchasing executives, builders, developers, owners and managers. Including IDS Contract - a highly curated B2B exposition and IDS Conference - a robust conference of over 60 seminars and keynotes, IDS Trade Days will transform your business. Uncover not just what’s new and what’s next, but taking part in the larger conversation around design.
Focusing on all verticals of design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public space and government, IDS20 addresses the themes: Business of Design, Future of Work, Future of Living, and Technology. IDS Trade Days are open to trade professionals only. All guests will be welcomed to the Opening Night Party.
$15 Before Nov 30, 2019, online
$25 Dec 1 - Jan 18, 2020, online
$30 At the door
$35 Trade Day and weekend, online
$50 Trade Day and weekend, at the door
$15 Students (at the door / cash only)
Frida Escobedo is principal and founder of a Mexico-based architecture and design studio. Her award-winning work is most recognized for reactivating urban spaces that are considered to be residual or forgotten.
Notable projects include La Tallera, the rehabilitation of the home and studio of the seminal Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros (Cuernavaca, 2012); Librería Octavio Paz (Mexico City, 2013); and the renovation of the iconic 1950s Hotel Boca Chica (Acapulco, 2010). Recent projects include ‘If we want to continue,’ an intervention at the Neutra VDL Research House in Los Angeles; “No. 9,” an exhibition at the Arthur Ross Gallery, Columbia University; and large-scale installations at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, la Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans. Frida has also been designing unique pop-up and permanent spaces for Australia-based beauty brand Aesop since 2014.
In addition to her practice, Frida Escobedo has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Harvard Graduate School of Design; and the Architectural Association, London and University of California, Berkley. She is the recipient of the 2014 BIAU Prize, the 2016 Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award, the 2017 Architectural League Emerging Voices Award, and most recently, the 2018 Serpentine Summer Pavilion. During spring 2019 she was a visiting professor at RICE University and is currently teaching at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Speaking time will be announced soon.
Please note that while keynotes are complimentary with admission, signing up for a talk does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.