Design TO Festival re:LOCATION


In a collaboration between OCAD University and the Toronto Centre for Community learning and Development (TCCL&D), a second year OCAD U industrial design class taught by Ranee Lee was held off-site as a way to pilot an innovative participartory design framework.

 
DateFriday, January 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

Cost

Free

Location

OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor - The Great Hall

Opening Reception: Tuesday January 22, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

 

https://designto.org/event/relocation/

In a collaboration between OCAD University and the Toronto Centre for Community Learning and Development (TCCL&D), a second-year OCADU industrial design class taught by Ranee Lee was held offsite at the TCCL&D as a way to pilot an innovative participatory design framework. The course project tasked the students to design bespoke textile goods to be sewn and distributed by Regent Park Sewing Studio as part of their livelihood. The Sewing Studio, a social enterprise incubation program within TCCL&D, consisted of a few immigrant women sewers who, along with the students in the same classroom, learned and taught each other to create a truly participatory design experience. Creating an offsite classroom made for a real experiential learning studio course and through designing soft goods items, topics of locality, culture and identities were explored. In this new participatory learning framework, students went beyond the university’s walls and into the community where they researched and designed with/for the community. Only by approaching community differently, can we expect to achieve different results.

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DateFriday, January 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

Cost

Free

Website Location

OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor - The Great Hall

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. 
The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. This winter’s residents are Jessica Leong and Basil AlZeri.
A screening of the documentary, Muffins for Granny written and directed by filmmaker and Faculty and Curriculum Development Centre team member, Nadia McLaren. 
20/20—from retrospect to prospect, a participatory Design Wo/ManiFesT.O. for the next decades
20/20—from retrospect to prospect, a participatory Design Wo/ManiFesT.O. for the next decades Design is both an evolving and evocative creative process permeating all aspects of social, economic, and political life, and it is shifting the way our city operates, and functions. With human-centred values and diverse perspectives, advocacy, and calls to action, we are collectively and individually changing the social and physical fabric of Toronto, often with design as the catalyst.
Art and Design Education (ADEL): Community investigated various concerns around how we might achieve a healthier art and design education community at OCAD U.
OCAD U Faculty are invited to attend the 5th Annual Teaching Expo! 15 diverse sessions, united by the theme Teaching & Practice, will be led by members of the OCAD U community.
A keynote examining Education and Reconciliation by Dr. Mike DeGagné, Founding Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University.   
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
DesignTO’s fourth annual symposium brings 10 multidisciplinary experts into one room for an inspiring discussion on the Future of Work. The event features five thematic sessions on topics like meaningful work, inclusion and diversity, work space, economic systems, and ethics.
ToDo Festival
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

Opening Reception: Tuesday January 22, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

 

https://designto.org/event/relocation/

In a collaboration between OCAD University and the Toronto Centre for Community Learning and Development (TCCL&D), a second-year OCADU industrial design class taught by Ranee Lee was held offsite at the TCCL&D as a way to pilot an innovative participatory design framework. The course project tasked the students to design bespoke textile goods to be sewn and distributed by Regent Park Sewing Studio as part of their livelihood. The Sewing Studio, a social enterprise incubation program within TCCL&D, consisted of a few immigrant women sewers who, along with the students in the same classroom, learned and taught each other to create a truly participatory design experience. Creating an offsite classroom made for a real experiential learning studio course and through designing soft goods items, topics of locality, culture and identities were explored. In this new participatory learning framework, students went beyond the university’s walls and into the community where they researched and designed with/for the community. Only by approaching community differently, can we expect to achieve different results.

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Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor - The Great Hall
Cost: 
Free
Digital Screen: 
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