Shedding Light on New Design Frontiers: TEDxToronto Hosts Salon Featuring Brad Hindson

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Salons are intimate gatherings where hand-selected speakers talk about “ideas worth spreading.” These events aren't lectures where people file in and then file out with notes in hand; rather they're structured in the form of “old school” Salons — 1700s style. They consist of groups of intellectuals brought together by a host in an intimate setting to educate and spark discussion on issues of interest to the community.

Brad Hindson will be focusing on the subject of lighting design – and how lighting needs to be considered as a material, not just a utility. His talk is the third in our 2013 Salon Series with Mark Surman of the Mozilla Foundation having kicked off the series in June around Technology and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) having spoken in July.

Brad Hindson is an intern architect with Diamond Schmitt Architects, a lighting designer and artist who has notched extensive experience working with Canada’s top design firms while creating interactive art installations. As a global thought leader based out of Toronto, Brad has contributed to the design of numerous high-profile buildings internationally and has served as project architect on prominent public art installations. Brad’s work with Studio F Minus partner Mitchell F Chan is as varied as it is intriguing, from a sound-responsive, environmentally themed sculpture to nine, two-storey-tall robotic windsocks.

Join us on Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at Toronto’s new Shopify Office, 241 Spadina Avenue, 3rd floor. Seating is limited and only those with advance tickets will be admitted. Select videos will be screened and Brad Hindson’s talk will be followed by breakout discussions.

Beverages are being provided by Budweiser and food will be provided as well. We thank our generous partners, supporters and sponsors who help to make these kinds of events possible.

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