Dying


An interactive public event series, which explores death through design and art, running during the DesignTO Festival. Brought to you by OCAD University’s Health Design Studio and Taboo Health, in Toronto, January 14 – February 2nd 2019. Let’s get comfortable with the uncomfortable and talk about #whatmatters.

 
DateMonday, January 14, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 4:00pm

Location

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Dying. takes place at four exhibits across three locations. 

 

See below for a listing of all the events! 

 

Keynote by Ivor Williams, Royal College of Art  (Registration Required)

Jan 24th at OCADU 100 McCaul, Room 190,@ 6:30 pm

Williams leads the end-of-life care projects at the Helix Centre, an innovation design lab inside the Institute for Global Health led by Lord Ara Darzi and St Mary’s Hospital in London, UK 
To attend Ivor's keynote is free, just register to save your seat!  

 

Death and Dying Discussions (Registration Required)

January 25th at OCADU 100 McCaul, Room 190, 9:30am - 6:30pm

A mini-symposium on design for end of life, with an exhibition, 12 talks and Hello Game play – the easy non-threatening way to start a conversation about what matters most to you by Nick Jehlen of CommonPractice.
Tickets are $30, Student Tickets cost $10, and include lunch! Register today!    

 

Time Moving

January 18th - 27th at OCADU 100 McCaul, Great Hall

Opening reception January 22nd 7-9 pm

A participatory exhibit by Kate Sellen to explore how people perceive time at end of life

 

Before I Die...

January 18th - 27th OCADU 100 McCaul, Exterior Wall

A Before I Die... wall provides an opportunity for the public to share what they wish to do before they die, by Candy Chang.

 

Constellations

January 14th – February 2nd, Artscape Youngplace on 180 Shaw St

A participatory installation exploring the family experience of end of life. 

Designers: Karen Oikonen & Kate Wilkes

 

Ghost Stories

Jan 18 to Jan 20th, 2019 OCAD University, Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. West

A critical perspective on the liminal spaces of care and the grieving process. 

Artists: Ellen Snowball & Kritsti Poole-Adler

 

Until the Last Breath

January 14th – February 2nd, Artscape Youngplace on 180 Shaw St

Opening reception - January 17, 6-9pm – register here

An art exhibition questioning and exploring current care experiences, asking — what is truly important at the end of life?

Artists: Lucien Durey, Corbett Fogue, Bryn Ludlow, Karen Oikonen, Robin Pacific, Katrina Pruss, Kate Sellen, Debbie Woo

& Helen Zajkowski

 

DIYing Free

Jan. 17 to 27th, 2019, Critical Distance, Artscape Youngplace on 180 Shaw St

We can’t stop from dying but we can die smarter and more ecological — we can D-I-Y. 

Artist: Justin Tyler Tate

 

We hope to see you there!

DateMonday, January 14, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 4:00pm

Website Location

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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. 
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A screening of the documentary, Muffins for Granny written and directed by filmmaker and Faculty and Curriculum Development Centre team member, Nadia McLaren. 
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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.
Large panel that states "before I die" and has lines to fill in the blanks
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 4:00pm

Dying. takes place at four exhibits across three locations. 

 

See below for a listing of all the events! 

 

Keynote by Ivor Williams, Royal College of Art  (Registration Required)

Jan 24th at OCADU 100 McCaul, Room 190,@ 6:30 pm

Williams leads the end-of-life care projects at the Helix Centre, an innovation design lab inside the Institute for Global Health led by Lord Ara Darzi and St Mary’s Hospital in London, UK 
To attend Ivor's keynote is free, just register to save your seat!  

 

Death and Dying Discussions (Registration Required)

January 25th at OCADU 100 McCaul, Room 190, 9:30am - 6:30pm

A mini-symposium on design for end of life, with an exhibition, 12 talks and Hello Game play – the easy non-threatening way to start a conversation about what matters most to you by Nick Jehlen of CommonPractice.
Tickets are $30, Student Tickets cost $10, and include lunch! Register today!    

 

Time Moving

January 18th - 27th at OCADU 100 McCaul, Great Hall

Opening reception January 22nd 7-9 pm

A participatory exhibit by Kate Sellen to explore how people perceive time at end of life

 

Before I Die...

January 18th - 27th OCADU 100 McCaul, Exterior Wall

A Before I Die... wall provides an opportunity for the public to share what they wish to do before they die, by Candy Chang.

 

Constellations

January 14th – February 2nd, Artscape Youngplace on 180 Shaw St

A participatory installation exploring the family experience of end of life. 

Designers: Karen Oikonen & Kate Wilkes

 

Ghost Stories

Jan 18 to Jan 20th, 2019 OCAD University, Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. West

A critical perspective on the liminal spaces of care and the grieving process. 

Artists: Ellen Snowball & Kritsti Poole-Adler

 

Until the Last Breath

January 14th – February 2nd, Artscape Youngplace on 180 Shaw St

Opening reception - January 17, 6-9pm – register here

An art exhibition questioning and exploring current care experiences, asking — what is truly important at the end of life?

Artists: Lucien Durey, Corbett Fogue, Bryn Ludlow, Karen Oikonen, Robin Pacific, Katrina Pruss, Kate Sellen, Debbie Woo

& Helen Zajkowski

 

DIYing Free

Jan. 17 to 27th, 2019, Critical Distance, Artscape Youngplace on 180 Shaw St

We can’t stop from dying but we can die smarter and more ecological — we can D-I-Y. 

Artist: Justin Tyler Tate

 

We hope to see you there!

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