100 McCaul Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T1W

First-year interaction design students at the Ontario College of Art & Design have been charged with the task of "Activating the Park." Nestled underneath architect Will Alsop's now-famous "tabletop" is Butterfield Park, a new and beautiful urban park, but one people don't linger in -- it's a space to pass through, not stop and reflect on the space or interact with others.

Each class has created an environment that will change that that will be presented from 3 to 6pm on Thursday March 30. Projects include:

? Interactive graffiti walls ? Communal music making ? Radio controlled cars ? Human Statues ? A food fight ? A peepshow in the park ? A pi?ata in the park ? Paint hockey ? Giant movable cubes ? A Toronto memory map ? A race with a "randomizer" ? Giant toys ? And more?

The entire park is the canvas, and passers-by the subject. With the recent interest Toronto's public spaces, these student projects represent what hap= pens when people look at our city's communal space and say "how can we engage people there."

Location: Butterfield Park, 100 McCaul Street

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Added by saira on March 29, 2006

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