DESIGN WO/MANIFEST.O. KICK OFF


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.

 
DateThursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

Cost

Free

Email

svankampen@faculty.ocadu.ca

Website

https://www.ocadu.ca/dev/faculty-of-design/womanifesto.htm

Location

Open Space Gallery 49 McCaul Street

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The Design Wo/ManiFesT.O. kick-off public panel discussion is part of the 2019 Design TO Festival (formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival) and will take the form of a discourse salon. The panel will be comprised of four active community members who will tell their stories of making change in their communities. The panel will then invite questions from the audience and end with a public open-microphone session encouraging guests to tell us their visions for toronto. 

The panelists include:
David Meslin Toronto-based artist and organiser, with a focus on public space issues, cycling infrastructure, voting reform, transpartisan advocacy and democratic renewal.
Ajeev Bhatia Manager of Policy and Community Connections at the Centre for Connected Communities.
Sabina Ali Sabina Ali is the chair and one of the founding members of Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee.            
Sara Ratzlaff Writer for Spacing Magazine and Public Art critic.

DateThursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

Cost

Free

Email

svankampen@faculty.ocadu.ca

Website

https://www.ocadu.ca/dev/faculty-of-design/womanifesto.htm

Location

Open Space Gallery 49 McCaul Street

Animator Lillian Chan will be giving a talk about working in the animation industry and her interdisciplinary illustration and art work, followed by a screening and discussion with students.
The Office of Research & Innovation presents the Research Lounge, open on November 16th 2018, December 14th 2018, and January 18th 2019 from 2:00-3:00pm.
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
window looking over Toronto
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

The Design Wo/ManiFesT.O. kick-off public panel discussion is part of the 2019 Design TO Festival (formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival) and will take the form of a discourse salon. The panel will be comprised of four active community members who will tell their stories of making change in their communities. The panel will then invite questions from the audience and end with a public open-microphone session encouraging guests to tell us their visions for toronto. 

The panelists include:
David Meslin Toronto-based artist and organiser, with a focus on public space issues, cycling infrastructure, voting reform, transpartisan advocacy and democratic renewal.
Ajeev Bhatia Manager of Policy and Community Connections at the Centre for Connected Communities.
Sabina Ali Sabina Ali is the chair and one of the founding members of Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee.            
Sara Ratzlaff Writer for Spacing Magazine and Public Art critic.

Venue & Address: 
Open Space Gallery 49 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/dev/faculty-of-design/womanifesto.htm
Email: 
svankampen@faculty.ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
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