DoUC is a Toronto-based studio who design collaborative processes for engagement, communication and education


Welcome to Department of Unusual Certainties

DoUC's objective is to use thoughtful, research-driven design to inspire engagement and dialogue.

We practice the tradition of pragmatism, strategically applying design in the physical world to affect the social good.

We are directed by curiosity, information and the human experience.

In 2010, DoUC started as a result of a shared need to ask questions about our everyday existence. This curiosity continues to grow and has manifested over the years through projects that traverse urban design, public art, education, cartography and social engagement.

Sometimes strange, beautiful or controversial, DoUC starts each project with a dedication to creating substantive experiences and content that people can engage with, reflect on and react to.

Past clients

Art Gallery of Ontario
Ascentia Collaborative
Town of Georgina
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
Textile Museum of Canada
Museum of Markham
Shenzen Biennale
Cirque du Soliel
Harbourfront Centre
Venice Biennale