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Established in January 2011, CAPACITY was created to provide an opportunity to promote Canadian women designers. Women remain vastly outnumbered by men in most sectors of design, and the curators feel it is important to provide a venue for the work and names of under-represented women professionals to be seen. At the same time, we have worked to create a resource for both women working in design, and a public curious to discover them.

CAPACITY is an annual exhibition featuring a range of work from both emerging and established designers, and the exhibit has garnered much critical praise and press coverage, and attracted visitors from both within and outside of the design community, from Canada and abroad. The incredible support from the press and public, combined with a very high number of attendees, convinced us that CAPACITY needed to become an annual event.

Now in its fourth year, CAPACITY was founded and curated by Katherine Morley and Erin McCutcheon, and featured guest co-curator Ange-line Tetrault (imm Living) in 2012.  Our inaugural exhibit was invited to be re-mounted at Toronto’s prestigious Design Exchange in August 2011. CAPACITY continues to attract +2500 visitors annually, and is one of the founding exhibitions of the annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival.

2014 Participants:
Maiwenn Castellan
Shea Chang
Heidi Earnshaw
Simone Ferkul
Kristen & Fiona Lim Tung
Erin McCutcheon
Katherine Morley
Margaret Pryde
Anne Thomas
Katrina Tompkins