Research Wednesdays: All Hands on Tech: Craft, Pedagogy and the Digital Challenge

image of students looking at artwork mounted on a wall
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

All Hands on Tech: Craft, Pedagogy and the Digital Challenge

What does “handmade” mean in the digital age? OCAD U faculty Lynne Heller and Dorie Millerson (MAAD chair) will consider the place of digital craft at OCAD University from the perspectives of faculty, staff and technicians. Developed organically out of the everyday experiences of practitioners at OCAD U in Material Art & Design (MAAD), a department rooted in craft processes and materiality, the presentation will question how digital craft methods are changing teaching and learning in the studio and speculate how to understand objects that are produced by digital tools instead of through embodied making methods.

Interested in presenting for Research Wednesdays? Contact Daniel Payne dpayne@ocadu.ca

image credit: Photographer unknown. (1953). 'Lily Maley and class, Glendon Hall'.OCAD University Visual Resources & Special Collections, [PH554 / 20_220_022]

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 133 McCaul (main floor)
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free!

Craft and Design Interface

Craft & Design Interface Symposium
Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

In association with OCAD, don't miss this thought-provoking afternoon of dialogue by experts from around the world. Inspired by the Museum's exhibition, Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics, each speaker will individually address the topic, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Speakers include Jorunn Veiteberg, professor of art theory at Bergen National Academy; Glen Brown, critic and professor of art history at Kansas State University; Ezra Shales, professor of art history and theory at New York State College of Ceramics, School of Art and Design at Alfred University; Dov Granchrow, Israeli designer who won the 2003 Alix de Rothchild Prize (with Ami Drach); and Marek Cekula, curator of Object Factory. Welcome by Sara Diamond, President of OCAD.

Venue & Address: 
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Arts 111 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
$20 Public/ $16.25 Members/ OCAD students free
Keywords: 

viva voce - voices from the Craft Studio

Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This series of lectures and presentations by the Craft Studios artists-in-residence is an important part of the professional development programme. A selection of artists (often in their final year of residency) present, as part of the Craft Department's artists-in-residence biennial exhibition an illustrated lecture to their peers and greater craft community talking about their work and career and the impact the artist-inresidency has had on their development.
As part of ongoing Craft Studio programming we present an afternoon session of talks by the artists-in-residence and others. They will lecture about the development of their work and ideas.

Venue & Address: 
Harbourfront Centre, Studio Theatre 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
rmegan@harbourfrontcentre.com
Cost: 
Free

OBJECToronto

Chung Im Kim, "Blue Seeds"
Friday, October 19, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 4:00am

OBJECToronto: art exposition of contemporary craft + design is Toronto's annual urban arts event for the promotion of unique artist-made objects. The three day event gives exposure to Canadian designer-makers who create work that reflects a convergence between craft, art and design. The artists and galleries participating work in a range of media including metal, clay, textiles, jewellery, wood, paper, plastics, glass, and mixed media. At OBJECToronto the public has an opportunity to meet artists, discover galleries and view or purchase works that are a growing and vital component of the Toronto arts community. Now in its third year, OBJECToronto 07 once again takes place at the Gladstone Hotel. This year the event includes a number of satellite exhibition venues situated around Queen Street West's gallery district.
Artists include OCAD Faculty member/Technician Chung-Im Kim, as well as Ying-Yueh Chuang, Brad Copping, Marina Dempster, Domestic Collective, Jerry Drozdowsky, duerst, Ken Gangbar, Graeme Marrs, Shanna Miller, Ken Nicol, Susie Osler, Susan Rankin, Clare Scott-Taggart and Steven Heinemann. Presenting galleries include
Harbinger Gallery, McClure & Egan Contemporary Jewellery and Objects, and Galerie Noel Guyomarch.
The exhibition takes place at the Gladstone Hotel, and other Queen West satellite galleries: David Kaye Gallery, Material Matters Gallery, Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, *new* Gallery and XEXE Gallery.

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
info@objectoronto.ca
Cost: 
Free