Design for Health, Wellness, Aging and Inclusion
January 17-26, OCAD University - Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street. Reception: Monday, January 20, 5-7 p.m.
In this exhibition, OCAD U third-year Industrial Design students explore ways to better design our world that reflects the diversity of people's needs. Examples include a shaver and toothbrush designed for folks with arthritis and a grip-assist device for children with special needs. In collaboration with Baycrest Health Sciences, Beverley School and Safe Haven. Curation: Job Rutgers
Event Sponsor: Scotia Bank
re:LOCATION // an offsite OCADU design course in Regent Park
January 17-26. OCAD University - Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street. Reception: Monday, January 20, 5-7 p.m.
See work created by OCAD U Industrial Design students and women from The Sewing Studio in Regent Park’s Centre of Learning and Development. The bespoke textile goods created by students and these women will be sold by these women as a way to create an income. The Sewing Studio is a social enterprise incubation program consisting of immigrant women from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Iran. Curation: Ranee Lee
Event Sponsor: Scotia Bank
January 18-26. 950 Queen Street West. Reception: January 23, 7-11 p.m.
Check out in-progress work by students from the fourth-year Industrial Design and Graphic Design programs at OCAD University including print, interaction design, prototypes, and full-scale models. Topics include intersectionality, immigration, sustainable fashion, sound pollution, and digital culture. Curation: Karin Von Ompteda, Koby Barhad, Angelika Seeschaaf Veres
Space Sponsored by Hullmark.
Tables Chairs and Other unrelated objects 9
January 17-26. Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Avenue, Toronto. Reception: Saturday, January 18 from 2-4 p.m.
See the best furniture designs by OCAD U students. This exhibition doesn't just focus on the final object, but encourages students to explore and experiment. Check out how furniture can go beyond function and be a medium for personal expression. Curated by Kristi Chen and Courtney Thompson.
January 17-26. Umbra Concept Store, 165 John Street, Toronto. Reception Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 6-9 p.m.
Prototypes respond to how half of the world’s population now lives in urban centres where real estate is expensive and space is hard to come by. In Toronto alone, average condo sizes have shrunk by over 100 square feet over the last ten years. This has resulted in a trend toward making small spaces more livable and efficient. At the same time, the nature of and ways to work have changed drastically. We no longer work 9-5 in standard office spaces. For the knowledge industry, co-working spaces, home offices, and digital spaces have proliferated. The boundaries between work, home, and “life” are hard to define.
‘Work/Life’ is organized by DesignTO in partnership with Umbra. A jury will recognize best-in-show with a Best Product award and a cash prize. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to cast their vote to award Fan Favourite. Participating exhibitors: Annie Tung Creative, Castor Design, Department of Unusual Certainties, Joseph Zhuang, Keillor MacLeod, Mezzaluna Studio, Mickey LaForge, Plural, radical norms, Studio Node
Bottē Design Exhibition
January 18-26. Bottē Gallery, 398 King Street East.
This event is a celebration of colour in contemporary design and textile art. In this exhibition we will showcase a curated collection of contemporary carpets, textiles, furniture, and tapestry by local artists and designers. Viewers will also enjoy a great collection of contemporary middle eastern textiles imported from a region often overlooked by art and design lovers. In our modern spaces where carpets and textiles have gradually become a commercial product and are often used for functionality, bottē gallery is aiming to bring forth the artistic aspect of this historic medium. Our collection of contemporary rugs are designed by artists who have studied the history of carpets, and are inspired by the patterns and designs of their predecessors. Yet, they have adapted to the needs of this era to expand their body of art and to translate these forms to a universal language. Featuring work by OCADU faculty Claude Miceli and Jean-Christian Knaff, and alum Shayan Khosravi. The exhibit also features Heidarian Carpets and Mirmola Soraya.