DESIGN MANIFEST.O. AND CREATIVE PRACTICE AS PROTEST

Image of Youth participants working in groups as part of the Creative Practice as Protest Workshop held at OCAD U in January 202

“It was nice to see everyone coming together to solve problems that not many people take time to figure out. I think that workshops like these enable us and make us feel that our voice does matter” - T. Alexander, Youth Participant, Photographer and Artist, Toronto.

Associate Professor Cheryl Giraudy, Faculty of Design and Assistant Professor Saskia van Kampen, School of Design (San Francisco State University) hosted the workshop ‘Creative Practice as Protest’ (CPP) with SSHRC grant partner Colloqate Design, an award-winning platform for racial, social, and cultural equity of public spaces and places. Co-founder Bryan C. Lee Jr. architect and activist joined the research team including Lead Research Assistant Lena Phillips (Urban Development Planner), assistants Nicholas Sagar (Photography) and Jun Li (Digital Futures) to welcome youth ages18–25 from across Toronto to share collective aspirations for a more just and equitable Toronto. CPP is one of several events aligned with the research project Design ManifesT.O. (DM2020) launched at DesignTO in 2019. The project is a two-year effort to learn about grassroots initiatives fostering respectful design for placemaking, and place-keeping, and has engaged over 100 participants to date, including community youth leaders attending the workshop. 30 youth participants registered for the event and a further 42 were on a waiting list. The response indicates the need for greater opportunities for youth to come together to vision a future based on real world experience and imagination of what can be. Listening to the deep and heartfelt stories of trying to keep and make spaces/places in the city reflect and respect the communities they serve via the open forums and workshops is yielding both expected and unexpected outcomes. DM2020 continues to gather the creative endeavours with an aim of co-designing community-based, socially-driven design tools for inclusive placemaking across Toronto and elsewhere.

To learn more about the CCP and this research please visit https://www.ocadu.ca/news/design-manifesto-and-creative-practice-protest and https://www2.ocadu.ca/research/cgiraudy/project/design-manifesto-2020

Photo by Saskia Van Kampen.

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Image of Youth participants working in groups as part of the Creative Practice as Protest Workshop held at OCAD U in January 202

“It was nice to see everyone coming together to solve problems that not many people take time to figure out. I think that workshops like these enable us and make us feel that our voice does matter” - T. Alexander, Youth Participant, Photographer and Artist, Toronto.

Associate Professor Cheryl Giraudy, Faculty of Design and Assistant Professor Saskia van Kampen, School of Design (San Francisco State University) hosted the workshop ‘Creative Practice as Protest’ (CPP) with SSHRC grant partner Colloqate Design, an award-winning platform for racial, social, and cultural equity of public spaces and places. Co-founder Bryan C. Lee Jr. architect and activist joined the research team including Lead Research Assistant Lena Phillips (Urban Development Planner), assistants Nicholas Sagar (Photography) and Jun Li (Digital Futures) to welcome youth ages18–25 from across Toronto to share collective aspirations for a more just and equitable Toronto. CPP is one of several events aligned with the research project Design ManifesT.O. (DM2020) launched at DesignTO in 2019. The project is a two-year effort to learn about grassroots initiatives fostering respectful design for placemaking, and place-keeping, and has engaged over 100 participants to date, including community youth leaders attending the workshop. 30 youth participants registered for the event and a further 42 were on a waiting list. The response indicates the need for greater opportunities for youth to come together to vision a future based on real world experience and imagination of what can be. Listening to the deep and heartfelt stories of trying to keep and make spaces/places in the city reflect and respect the communities they serve via the open forums and workshops is yielding both expected and unexpected outcomes. DM2020 continues to gather the creative endeavours with an aim of co-designing community-based, socially-driven design tools for inclusive placemaking across Toronto and elsewhere.

To learn more about the CCP and this research please visit https://www.ocadu.ca/news/design-manifesto-and-creative-practice-protest and https://www2.ocadu.ca/research/cgiraudy/project/design-manifesto-2020

Photo by Saskia Van Kampen.

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