He gave us terms like “McJob” and “Terminal Wanderlust” to help us navigate our ways through the insanity that is the accelerated world. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 21 years since Douglas Coupland first published Generation X. Since then, the Canadian icon has become one of the most celebrated authors of his generation, a renowned visual artist, a screenplay writer and the man responsible for some of Canada’s most impressive public installations like the Terry Fox memorial in Vancouver. So it should come as no surprise that Coupland will be the first Canadian to receive the Gamechanger award tonight at the Design Exchange’s fundraiser, DX Intersection.
If you need a party to jumpstart the holiday season, look no further than DX Intersection. Some of Canada’s most innovative artists, designers, architects, filmmakers, chefs, mixologists and musicians will be at Toronto’s Design Exchange tonight for the design museum’s annual fundraiser, which also happens to be one of the wildest parties of the year. All three floors of the Design Exchange will be filled with art and design installations from some of the country’s best talent. If you’ve started gift hunting early and you’re looking for something special for the person who has everything, we suggest trying your luck during the evening’s silent auction, Auktion. IKEA has teamed up with DX and some of Canada’s most celebrated innovators (Bruce Mau Design, Sid Lee Collective, Philip Sparks, VAWK) to auction off reimagined IKEA products. Douglas Coupland and reimagined IKEA furniture? We couldn’t think of a better combination, really. Did we mention that there will enough food, drinks, music, interactive art installations and prizes to last until the early hours of Saturday morning when the Food Dudes arrive with breakfast treats from their new food truck?
The party starts at 8pm, and all proceeds from this event support DX Youth Education Programs. For tickets, visit dx.org.
Photo Courtesy of: Design Exchange