Design Abroad: Costa Rica Exhibition

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to Friday, November 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

The exhibition runs from November 19th to 29th in the Great Hall and features the work of students from across the FoD who participated in the Design Abroad course in May. Their individual projects are inspired by their experiences traveling and engaging in a comprehensive participatory design project with the El Cocal community in Costa Rica.

In May of 2019, sixteen undergraduate design students worked with the residents of El Cocal, a small informal community located next to the town of Quepos, Costa Rica. The focus of the project was working with key residents in El Cocal to co-design a comprehensive waste management solution that would assist the community to reach its goals of protecting the natural environmental and sharing its beauty with its residents and visitors. Using the participatory design process, OCAD University students engaged in systems thinking to develop a robust solution that can be implemented and sustained by the community. This solution provides not only a way to manage El Cocal’s waste, but also provides a grassroots platform to empower community leaders and residents, offers economic opportunities and job creation, and provides a strong visual identity that can serve as a unifying symbol of the strength, beauty, and Pura Vida that is El Cocal.

This project is the result of a partnership between OCAD University and GVI, an award-winning organization that focuses on high-impact and high-quality conservation and community development programs in several countries. In collaboration with the GVI field office in Quepos, the Design Abroad faculty developed the program structure built upon GVI’s long-term, trusted relationship with the El Cocal community. The work the students accomplished in collaboration with the community continues as GVI field staff provides ongoing support to El Cocal residents to implement the waste management solution.

The students’ work in the community and concentrated time and effort on the project acted as a catalyst for this initiative to move forward. Meetings with town officials and other staff in the municipality raised the profile of the project and led to the mayor’s and town officials’ support for the El Cocal community as it endeavours to make the project a sustainable system for managing waste. This is the ultimate goal of the Design Abroad course: to connect OCAD University students with communities to co-design robust solutions and to work with local partners who provide support and help to build capacity within the community to make the projects into viable, long-term solutions.

Learn more about the course and the 2019 project by visiting:

http://blog.ocad.ca/wordpress/designabroad/project-gallery/

and

http://blog.ocad.ca/wordpress/designabroad/category/2019-class/

Venue & Address: 
OCADU - Great Hall
Cost: 
Free
Design Abroad Exhibition Poster

Design in India

Design Study Abroad - Information Session

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Design Abroad: India is an exciting opportunity for students in both the Faculty of Design and the Faculty of Art to travel, explore and to co-design with a local community in rural India. This 1.0 credit elective course will run from May 11 to May 29, 2015 in India. If you are/will be a third year student or above at the end of the winter term (April 2015) and have a 70% overall average or higher, attend an upcoming info session and submit your application today!

To learn more about the course and how to apply, ocadu.ca/designabroadindia

UPCOMING INFO SESSIONS:
Wednesday, November 12, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
100 McCaul, Rm 530

Thursday, November 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
100 McCaul, Rm 530

Thursday, January 15, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
100 McCaul, Rm 530

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE:
Friday, January 23 by 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Room 530
Cost: 
Free

Design Study Abroad - Information Session

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Design Abroad: India is an exciting opportunity for students in both the Faculty of Design and the Faculty of Art to travel, explore and to co-design with a local community in rural India. This 1.0 credit elective course will run from May 11 to May 29, 2015 in India. If you are/will be a third year student or above at the end of the winter term (April 2015) and have a 70% overall average or higher, attend an upcoming info session and submit your application today!

To learn more about the course and how to apply, ocadu.ca/designabroadindia

UPCOMING INFO SESSIONS:
Wednesday, November 12, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
100 McCaul, Rm 530

Thursday, November 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
100 McCaul, Rm 530

Thursday, January 15, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
100 McCaul, Rm 530

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE:
Friday, January 23 by 5 00 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Room 530
Cost: 
Free

Design Abroad: India Info Session

Event Poster
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

An opportunity to study abroad

Design Abroad: India is an exciting opportunity
for students in both the Faculty of Design and the Faculty of Art to travel, explore and to co-design with a local community in rural India. This 1.0 credit elective course will run from May 12 to May 30, 2014 in Malavli, India (101 km from Mumbai). If you are/will be a third year student or above at the end of the winter term (April 2014) and have a 70% overall average or higher, submit your application today

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
stranum@faculty.ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Design Study Abroad - India

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:00am to Friday, October 17, 2014 - 4:00am

Student Exhibition of the Design Study Abroad - India May 2014

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Design Abroad: India Exhibition

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 4:00am to Friday, September 27, 2013 - 4:00am

opening reception on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Student exhibition

This week-long exhibition features the work of OCAD University students who participated in Design Abroad: India. This new and exciting course launched in May of this year. Learn about the projects the students accomplished while co-designing with community-based organizations in rural India. The students' individual pieces reflect their experience designing and traveling in India and how this unique opportunity has influenced their own design practice going forward.

Join us in the Great Hall for an opening reception on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Design Abroad: India Exhibition with event info and photographs of people in India

Design Abroad: India Info Session

 Design Abroad: India Info Session
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 10:00pm

An opportunity to study abroad

Design Abroad: India is an exciting opportunity
for students in both the Faculty of Design and the Faculty of Art to travel, explore and to co-design with a local community in rural India. This 1.0 credit elective course will run from May 12 to May 30, 2014 in Malavli, India (101 km from Mumbai). If you are/will be a third year student or above at the end of the winter term (April 2014) and have a 70% overall average or higher, submit your application today.

To learn more about the course and how to apply, visit ocad.ca/designabroadindia or send an email to stranum@faculty.ocadu.ca.

 

www.ocadu.ca/designabroadindia

 

stranum@faculty.ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario