Bruce Mau pop-up Bureau Doing Something

Bruce Mau Design tries to solve Toronto's problems

Here's an idea for a pop-up shop: take the hundreds of grievances and annoyances filed by residents to the Toronto Complaints Choir and try to somehow solve them. That, in a nutshell, is what Bruce Mau Design is up to at its pop-up studio in the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts. It's a bold project, and sure to produce a mix of ingenious, wacky and downright silly ideas — which is, of course, the whole point.

Along with the initial feedback given via the complaints choir, the design team hopes that Torontonians will stop by the studio to watch them work through some of the problems they're dealing with, which range from the weather to the TTC to, you guessed it, Rob Ford. As the designers come up with solutions to all of our problems, they'll collect them for a book that will eventually distributed throughout the city.

Given that it serves as the inspiration for the performance/project, the Complaints Choir will also give a special performance from the gallery on July 28th, just a few days before the pop-up closes down, having made Toronto the ideal place to live.

The Bureau of Doing Something About It runs until July 31st. Exhibition hours: Wednesday to Saturday 12 - 6 pm, Sunday 12 - 5 pm.

Check out photos of the shop below:

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Photos by Jesse Milns


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