Death and Dying Discussions


Death and Dying Discussions is a mini-symposium on design for end of life running in conjunction with DesignTO (Toronto Design Offsite Festival, January 18-27) and Health Design Studio at OCADU and Taboo Health. The symposium will provide an opportunity to share experiences of the changing landscape of end of life and open dialogue about the multiplicity of ways in which design collaborations might push the boundaries of design to engage with end of life issues. 

 
DateThursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am to Friday, January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm

Website

laurahalleran@gmail.com

Location

OCAD U

The mini-symposium seeks to be a catalyst, to open-up discussion and expressivity around the role of design and the still relative dominance of the medical perspective in approaches to dying and death. These discussions will connect across interrelated spheres - the academy, medicine, the broader public, and the art and design community.

 

The mini-symposium will start with a keynote by Ivor Williams (Helix Centre) on the evening of Thursday, January 24th followed by a day of discussions through panel, poster/video/demo session, invited and peer reviewed talks on Friday, January 25th. During the DesignTO there will be a number of events under the Death and Dying Series with an opportunity to visit four exhibits in Toronto including a juried exhibit ‘Until the Last Breath’ at the Artscape Youngplace gallery. 

 

Invited Speakers

 

Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions for peer review in the form of a 500 word abstract for either a short talk and/or poster/video/demo from a broad range of design researchers, practitioners, and teams working on end of life issues.  

Submissions will undergo a period of peer review and approx 10 individual talks will be selected for presentation and a maximum of 16 posters.

 

Deadline for submission is December 7th at 11.59 pm. Results will be available by December 21st.

 

Submission link : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ddd1

 

Organizing committee

  • Dr Kate Sellen, OCADU
  • Karen Oikonen, The Moment
  • Laura Halleran, OCADU

 

Venue

The conference will be held at OCADU in Toronto. 

 

Contact

Laura Halleran laurahalleran@gmail.com

 

 

 

DateThursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am to Friday, January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm

Website

laurahalleran@gmail.com

Location

OCAD U

Prefix ICA welcomes you to celebrate the holiday season and to take a peek at the work-in-progress of our first artists-in-residence: Aaron Jones, Cameron Lamothe, Joel Lee and Bidemi Oloyede. 
All students are invited by the OCAD Student Union to join in a Winter Wonderland evening to gather, exchange stories, food and music. 
An exhibition of recent graduates of OCAD University’s  Drawing and Painting Program.
Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists and designers! 
Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists and designers! 
For furniture makers, it is not always the object alone that is pursued. As students at OCAD University, we are encouraged to look beyond the final object, to explore and to develop our thinking around the context. The role of furniture as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behaviour becomes the focal point. This exhibition presents original furniture pieces that take these broader discussions into consideration. Growth requires exploration, the goal is to plant the seeds of passion rather than ego. This annual exhibition of furniture created by the students of OCAD University is now in its eighth year and has become a valued tradition within the school’s design department. Logo and banner by Jasmin Liu
Free public reception of Onsite Gallery's newest exhibition, How to Breathe Forever
How to Breathe Forever is an exhibition that underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, coral, humans, insects, land, plants and water.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am to Friday, January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm

The mini-symposium seeks to be a catalyst, to open-up discussion and expressivity around the role of design and the still relative dominance of the medical perspective in approaches to dying and death. These discussions will connect across interrelated spheres - the academy, medicine, the broader public, and the art and design community.

 

The mini-symposium will start with a keynote by Ivor Williams (Helix Centre) on the evening of Thursday, January 24th followed by a day of discussions through panel, poster/video/demo session, invited and peer reviewed talks on Friday, January 25th. During the DesignTO there will be a number of events under the Death and Dying Series with an opportunity to visit four exhibits in Toronto including a juried exhibit ‘Until the Last Breath’ at the Artscape Youngplace gallery. 

 

Invited Speakers

 

Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions for peer review in the form of a 500 word abstract for either a short talk and/or poster/video/demo from a broad range of design researchers, practitioners, and teams working on end of life issues.  

Submissions will undergo a period of peer review and approx 10 individual talks will be selected for presentation and a maximum of 16 posters.

 

Deadline for submission is December 7th at 11.59 pm. Results will be available by December 21st.

 

Submission link : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ddd1

 

Organizing committee

  • Dr Kate Sellen, OCADU
  • Karen Oikonen, The Moment
  • Laura Halleran, OCADU

 

Venue

The conference will be held at OCADU in Toronto. 

 

Contact

Laura Halleran laurahalleran@gmail.com

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U
Website: 
laurahalleran@gmail.com
Ignite Imagination - The Campaign for OCAD U

Please be advised that OCAD U hosted events may be documented through photographs and video. These images may be used by the University for promotional, advertising, and educational purposes. By participating in our events, both on campus and off-site, you consent to allowing OCAD University to document and use your image and likeness. However, if you do not want us to use a photo or video of you or your child, please don’t hesitate to let us know when you arrive at the event. You’re also welcome to get in touch with OCAD University’s Marketing & Communications office: communications@ocadu.ca.

Be mindful of those in our community who have scent sensitivities; please help OCAD U maintain a healthy, scent-free campus.