What we do

FLDWRK uses applied research and strategic design methodologies to undertake real-world challenges, allowing us to investigate forward-looking solutions by using speculative storytelling. Our approach is rooted in critical thinking based on a collaborative process.

FLDWRK is currently working within five research lenses in over a dozen collaborations with universities, foundations, communities, commercial and institutional organizations, journals, and forums for the projection of a positive future.

How we work

We work at the intersection of research and practice. We see projects as laboratories, as places for exploring, experimenting, prototyping, and testing hypotheses that respond to evolving and changing contexts. The practice is the project.

Team

Andrew King

Andrew King

Principal
Robert Fiorino

Robert Fiorino

Director
Jeff Ma

Jeff Ma

Research and Design Director
Julia Pascutto

Julia Pascutto

Research and Design Lead
Jasper King

Jasper King

Researcher
Charles Hajj

Charles Hajj

Researcher
Laura Di Fiore

Laura Di Fiore

Researcher

Awards and Press

22.06.14  |  FLDWRK collective to employ research-based design approach, Construction Canada

22.06.10  |  Repositioning Design as a Tool for Activism, Kollectif

22.06.08  |  A new research and design collective from Lemay, Design Dekko

22.01.18  |  Eight Inspiring Design Events to Check out at DesignTO, Azure Magazine

20.12.01  |  Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, Place des Montrealaises

18.09.06  |  Winning Project in the City of Montreal’s International Multidisciplinary Landscape Architecture Competition, Place des Montrealaises

18.06.29  |  AZ Prize Best Non-Constructed Concept, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal

PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS

We partner on different projects with collaborators and experts, both within and outside the field of design, to explore and expand ideas that seek to revolutionize and reinvent.

  • AKA
  • CITY OF CALGARY
  • RYERSON UNIVERSITY
  • MCGILL UNIVERSITY
  • DESIGNTO
  • WRLDCTY
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
  • UOFT ROTMAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
  • GOULD EVANS