2017 Manning Innovation Symposium

2017 Manning Innovation Symposium Poster
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Join us at the Symposium, to hear from and mingle with six innovators – four Manning Laureates and two OCAD U innovators. Their brief and dynamic presentations about their pathways to innovation will be followed by a complimentary lunch and a ‘speed innovating’ experience where you can connect one-on-one with these inspiring innovators and more.

For 36 years, the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation has been creating a culture of innovation in Canada by discovering, encouraging and rewarding Canadian innovators and telling their stories. Manning Laureates’ innovations are commercially viable and touch all areas of human endeavour.

 

On-site registration will begin at 11:00am.

The Symposium will begin at 11:30am.

 

To register please click here.

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Venue & Address: 
The Great Hall 100 McCaul Street, Room 270 Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://2017-manning-innovation-symposium.eventbrite.ca
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Email: 
kkwon@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x4782
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FREE

Writing in Dangerous Times: Survival, Resistance, Joy

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This event is a collaboration between Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP), TIA House (University of Calgary), and OCAD University, Creative Writing, co-sponsored by the Writing and Learning Center and organized in conjunction with the CCWWP board meeting to take place Sunday, October 29th at OCADU.

The October 28th 2017 program is free and open to OCAD University students and faculty, students and faculty from across Turtle Island, CCWWP members, Toronto writers and the general public. Please write cblack@faculty.ocadu.ca to confirm your presence using the subject: Writing in Dangerous Times RSVP.

OCAD U is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free experience to students, faculty, staff, and visitors with accessibility needs. This event is fully wheelchair accessible. All panels will take place in OCADU’s Learning Zone, on the ground floor, room #110, 113 McCaul. The Learning Zone is a wheelchair accessible space with two accessible washrooms and no fixed seating. This is a mic’d event.

The Learning Zone is accessible through the McCaul or St. Patrick Street entrance at 122 St. Patrick St. Parking is available in the underground lot directly below the venue, with handicapped parking closest to the elevator at the McCaul Street entrance. The cost of parking is $15 daily maximum, $6 evening maximum.

Please contact 416-977-6000 extension 2205 or accessibility@ocadu.ca for information on the best barrier-free routes on campus, Wheel-Trans pick-up and drop-off points, locations of elevators and accessible washrooms, requests for ASL translators, or information in alternate formats.

https://www.ocadu.ca/services/odesi/accessibility.htm
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/Library/hours.htm

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1 (also accessible from 113 McCaul Street)
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MAAD Speakers Series: David R. Harper

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

David R. Harper (b. Toronto, Canada / Lives and Works in Sheboygan, Wisconsin) received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Fiber and Material Studies. 
 

His work has been included in group shows at museums in the US and Canada, including MASS MoCA, The National Gallery of Canada and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and has participated in numerous solo exhibitions including My Own Personal Ghost (John Michael Kohler Arts Center), Plateau (South Bend Museum of Art) Skin and Bone (Textile Museum of Canada). In 2013, the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto Scarborough organized a touring exhibition of his work titles Entre Le Chien et Le Loup.

He has participated in several residencies including he Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency (2016), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2014), and the Kohler Arts Industry (2012/2014).

Harper's work can be found in a number of notable collections including The Museum of Arts and Design, National Gallery of Canada, The John Michael Kohler Art Center, The Museum of Wisconsin Art, The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to name a few. 

Venue & Address: 
Room MCA230, 100 McCaul Street
Cost: 
Free. Open to the public
MAAD Speakers Series: Davir Harper
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Augmented Assembly for Tessellated Structures

Augmented Assembly
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:15am

Environmental Design Sessional Instructor, Parantap Bhatt presented the talk "Augmented Assembly for Tessellated Structures" at the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2017, hosted by the University of Toronto (John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design).

Augmented Assembly for Tessellated Structures
Parantap Bhatt, Nicolo Bencini, Spyros Efthymiou and Antoniya Stoitsova

"This paper focuses on describing how augmented reality (AR) and object tracking methods can become tools for overlaying real-time information, for assembly of structures with tessellated geometries. Within this context, guided assembly is explored as an alternative to the energy intensive construction and demolition processes currently used in the building industry. For the research, sheet folding is chosen as the process upon which all assembly data is based on, and object tracking and augmented reality software are used as tools to guide the assembly of the proposed system. Experiments across multiple scales are conducted to study various methods of translating digital geometric information into a series of physical guided manipulations, which form the techniques for achieving a correct degree of folding within the component. Through large scale assembly tests, the viability of using guided assembly techniques as well as the potential of applying them in construction ascenarios is assessed. The paper concludes with a description of benefits and drawbacks in which such technology may be used for, and outlines suggestions for further developments of the system to become a viable tool for construction assembly."
 

*From SimAUD 2017 program

Future is a Choice, Alex Manu's keynote at Romanian Design Week 2017

Romanian Design Week
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Instalart launches Instalart/Object/005 "The future is a choice" theme project, on Sunday, May 21st, starting at 19:00 hrs. The project is part of the Romaninan Design Week event, May 21-27, at Eden Garden. 

In his 5th edition, Instalart invited Alexander Manu, Romaninan designer, who has been living in Toronto, Canada, for over 30 years; tenured professor at OCAD University, writer, and international design event advisor. 

For this year;s Instalart project, Alexander Manu reveals the research "The Future is a Choice" theme statement. 

Guests come up with a project, which can be either a concept, a video installation or an object, Film, video art, poetry, action, performance, etc. The brief for the guests astists is the essence of alexander Manu's conference, which will take place on Sunday, May 21st, at 13:00 hrs. 

Website: 
http://www.institute.ro/arhitectura/conferintele-romanian-design-week-2017-2364.html
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Starting from Scratch: The Future as a Choice by Alexander Manu

Alex Manu Future As a Choice
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Provocative author, speaker and leading practitioner in the field of strategic foresight Alexander Manu, surveys the fast changing context for incumbent organizations in market spaces where online behaviour is replacing physical proximity, and users seek engagement with platforms and services that allow them to behave, to leave a mark, and to participate in the community of others.

This is a major challenge to incumbent organizations as their markets are being disrupted on an unprecedented scale. To survive and be adopted in the new ecology, incumbents need to understand that this is not about change, but it is about transformation. While Change affects the condition of something in relation with a previous condition, Transformation affects the nature of something, the very structure and working mechanisms of an activity, as well as its relationship to everything around. This is the major provocation of the future, the transformation of all relationships, and how it will affect society, business, culture and consumption models.

The transformation at hand starts with the strategic question: if you were designing your organization today how would you design it? This means Starting from Scratch; it means the ability and agility to create the future from the ingredients of the present alone. In this context the future is not an imagined destination years down the road, but simply a symbol placeholder for an environment that is unlike the environment around us today. This means designing life on Earth at the level of the possibility that surrounds us, and not at the level of our inherited capability.

Manu proposes that we have two clear choices when it comes to our treatment of the future: Choice number one is to stay in the present and let the future flow towards you. Choice number two is to design your path to where the future is, and purposefully claim it as YOUR future. The future is not a Forecast; the future is a Foresight.

KEY TOPICS

  • Future-proofing the organization for the behaviour economy
  • Strategic Ambition
  • New Models: The Subscription Economy
  • Data as Material and the challenge of working without archetypes
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Material Innovation Centre presents: Lecture with Tom Bernard

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday, February 15

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Material Innovation Centre
Room MCA530

Venue & Address: 
Material Innovation Centre. Room MCA530 100 McCaul Street
Octopus Lecture

Decolonizing Conference

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 5:15pm to Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 5:15pm

"Race, Anti-Racism and Indigeneity: Anti-Colonial Resurgence and Decolonial Resistance"

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of CIARS and the 10th Anniversary of the "Decolonizing the Spirit" Conference

Join Assistant Professor Audrey Hudson in her workshop titled: "I Got Your Back: Building Black and Indigenous Relationships in the Academy". Co-Presenting with Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing.

For more information regarding the speakers and the program please visit the Decolonizing Conference website.

Venue & Address: 
University of Toronto / Ontatio Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website: 
http://www.decolonizingconference.com/
Decolonizing Conference Poster with event info and headshots of Keynote speakers

INTERSECTION: Entrepreneurship & Indigenous Art Conference

INTERSECTION is a unique gathering of Indigenous artists, entrepreneurs, academics and students, telling success stories. The keynote speaker is Dr. Jessica Metcalfe. Stemming from enduring appropriation of Indigenous material culture, Dr. Metcalfe will speak about how her blog Beyond Buckskin applied entrepreneurship as a platform to address local and global social issues. Three distinct panels will expand discussions on emerging business ideas and social innovation approaches. A series of practical workshops using design thinking and a NEW flourishing business model methods will allow attendees to practice and test their ideas for scaling up and sustainability.

The conference will:

  • Highlight successful examples of Triple bottom line (Financial, Social, Environmental) enterprises
  • Provide practical tools and workshops for students and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Provide success stories of income generation for organizations looking for ways to replace government funding
  • Address intersections and breakdown barriers between creative and business types
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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00pm to Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:00pm

OCAD U hosts Canadian Association of Fine Arts Deans conference

Woman painting portraits
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 3:15pm

OCAD University is hosting the 2016 conference of the Canadian Association of Fine Arts Deans (CAFAD), Creative Leadership and Inclusion, October 20-22. .

CAFAD is a nationwide organization of post-secondary Fine Arts faculties, institutions and other academic units with a mission to be the national voice for post-secondary programs in the Fine Arts to the public at large, government and within the academic community. The CAFAD conferences are held annually and hosted by its member institutions.  Last year the conference was held at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan.

This year’s conference was designed to engage decanal academic leaders in reflection and dialogue on a number of important topics including: Indigenizing art curriculum, research creation and community engagement, creativity in academic planning, change management, as well as focused presentations on the role of Canadian Art magazine in the 21st century and LandMarks/Reperes 2017 – a national collaborative project developed in collaboration between Partners in Art, Parks Canada and CAFAD.

“I am delighted to welcome CAFAD members and host this important gathering at OCAD U that champions creativity and inclusion as pivotal to the ideas of leadership, social change and the democratization of education through the arts,” says Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of FoA and Chair of CAFAD. The conference also features a keynote address by Stephanie Smith, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario and a talk by Gerald McMaster, OCAD U’s first Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Studies. The conference will also generate unique opportunities for networking and professional development for the deans.

 

 

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