Inflatables 101 with Studio Rat and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Inflatables 101 is an educational workshop designed by Studio Rat that explores the experiential and impermanent qualities of inflatable architecture in relation to single-use plastics and circular design thinking. During this hands-on experience, Studio Rat will walk participants through the step-by-step process of making a 20’ inflatable bubble by using a mix of reclaimed plastic sheeting and plastic bags.

In collaboration with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, participants leave with a deeper understanding of plastic and our complicated relationship to it: where it comes from, and where it is going.

Workshops are free; attendees are welcome to register for one or all sessions.

What you need to know:

  • The Bentway Studio is a ground-level, physically accessible space.
  • All gender and accessible washrooms available.
  • Family-friendly. Youth under age 16 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
  • Participants are requested to bring their plastic bag collection from home (up to 10 or more!)