The Design Wo/ManiFesT.O. kick-off public panel discussion is part of the 2019 Design TO Festival (formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival) and will take the form of a discourse salon. The panel will be comprised of four active community members who will tell their stories of making change in their communities. The panel will then invite questions from the audience and end with a public open-microphone session encouraging guests to tell us their visions for toronto.
The panelists include: David Meslin Toronto-based artist and organiser, with a focus on public space issues, cycling infrastructure, voting reform, transpartisan advocacy and democratic renewal. Ajeev BhatiaManager of Policy and Community Connections at the Centre for Connected Communities. Sabina AliSabina Ali is the chair and one of the founding members of Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee. Sara RatzlaffWriter for Spacing Magazine and Public Art critic.