17 NOVEMBER 2022
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
The Cotton Factory
270 Sherman Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 6N4
Technologies for a better world. A gathering of change-makers.
ARTS and DESIGN
PIVOT will demonstrate how the disciplines of arts and design intersect with science, engineering and technology to help tackle city-building challenges in new and creative ways. Arts and design bring meaning, magic and identity to communities thirsty for beauty and connection. They help us perceive the world with fresh eyes, build bridges among people, and provoke positive change. The program will involve a range of artists and designers fluent in the use of technology and active in community development, new media and creative expression. Attendees will have an opportunity to experience examples of arts and design that incorporate new technologies and hear the stories of people and projects redefining life in local communities.
PIVOT will provide a forum to discover the power of creativity – the ability to transcend traditional ways of thinking and acting to develop new and original ideas, methods and objects. Creativity fuels the innovations required to build healthy, prosperous and resilient organizations and communities. It is a skill that can be learned and applied to solve difficult problems. The program will dive into the theory of creativity, showcase the cognitive science informing our understanding of creative thinking, and showcase examples of creativity applied to technology, arts and design, and city-building. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about different methods used to unlock one’s imagination and personal creativity.
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Mobility — New and emerging ways to move people and goods in a low-carbon world increasingly interconnected by smart digital technologies.
Shelter — Innovations to ensure that everyone has access to affordable housing designed to enhance the human experience and foster environmental sustainability.
Belonging — Novel approaches that help strengthen healthy connections among people of all ages at a time of growing social isolation and a crumbling public square.
Safety and Security — Advances in the design and application of technologies and systems intended to protect life, property and heritage in an era of global instability.