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!)