Date: January 27, 2018
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm

STUDIO VISIT: BOOKHOU | bookhou, 798 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Arounna Khounnoraj will lead us on a tour of bookhou, the shop and studio where she and John Booth showcase their individual and collaborative work. They both work with natural handmade materials and focus on small production pieces such as hand printed bags and pouches as well as home furnishings. The visit will include a hands-on printmaking activity.

Arounna Khounnoraj received her education from the Ontario College of Art, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a MFA from the University of Waterloo. She is currently exploring pattern and image in her textiles and sculptures.  

Photo: Rob Howard



Object + Idea | Ask  the  big  questions about  what you  wear, eat  and  take in

Be part of Conscious Consumption Series 3 as the Textile Museum of Canada pulls together important conversations about consumption and moves them into the city around us. We start with the premise that consumption is an everyday activity that benefits from awareness. We also see it as a deeply personal one – full of commitment, passion and learning.

Towards  a personal code of  consumption
What do I consume?
How and where are things made?
What makes “craft” craft?
And does it matter to me?

Hear big ideas, get  the inside scoop! Join us as we explore how the idea of craft has become part of philosophies of a more responsible life, driving artisanal and sustainable movements today. This year our focus is exclusively on textiles, bringing to light where household textiles and garments are being manufactured in Toronto, and the people behind these businesses and projects. Conscious Consumption: Scales of Production focuses on how both small and large scale production can be sustainable while supporting local economies.

Conscious Consumption is presented with the support of TD Friends of the Environment and the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation.

Tickets to Conscious Consumption events are $20 each
Advance registration is required as space is limited. Register online or call 416-599-5321 x2228.