This Toronto Design Offsite Exhibit Aims to Prevent Overdoses

 - Jan 11, 2018
References: ocadu & todesignoffsite
At this year's Toronto Design Offsite Festival, OCAD University will host the 'Designing for Health, Wellness, Action and Destigmatization' exhibit.

The exhibit will include information how to set up pop-up supervised injection sites, as well as further information regarding the use of Naloxone and the importance of increasing its visibility. As Naloxone is often used as an emergency first aid measure to block the effects of opioids and prevent overdoses, it's vital to make the kits accessible to those in need of them so that fewer unnecessary deaths occur.

By exploring different options that were created by undergrad students from the Industrial Design for Health and Wellness department, the exhibit considers the ways that these measures can be destigmatized and given more awareness.