Artist, Designer and Educator, Howard has taught at OCAD University for more than 25 years.
As a Designer, his practice includes specializations in space management and programming for institutional, commercial and residential clients and consulting on Universal and Accessible Design Best Practices for architectural firms and public institutions.
A practicing designer and professor in Industrial Design, Faculty of Design, Harry Mahler has worked at the Ontario College of Art & Design since 1991. He combines his interest in design education with his work as a consultant industrial designer. He became a partner with the Axis Group International Incorporated in Toronto, a full service design consultancy in 1989. Harry has extensive design and teaching experience, having worked as both staff/consultant designer and design educator in Canada and Europe.
Alexander Manu is a strategic innovation practitioner, international lecturer and author. He is a Senior Partner at Equilibrant, a boutique consultancy that provides strategic counsel and future based advisory to executive teams in Fortune 500 companies in industries as diverse as consumer packaged goods, media, logistics, advertising, communications and manufacturing.
Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, October 31, 2008 - 4:00am
Domoteka in Warsaw, Poland, hosts “Karim Rashid: From 15 Minutes into the Future” by internationally renowned designer Karim Rashid, an exhibition originating at the OCAD Professional Gallery and curated by Charles Reeve.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 4:00am
Industrial Design students from the Ontario College of Art & Design address the future needs of cellphone users in this unique, process-based design exhibition, presented by TELUS. After the meticulous examination of keys, screens, materials, components and interfaces, 25 original concepts for a new TELUS handset came to life. Follow the journey of these design concepts from beginning to end.
XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.
All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.
Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:00am to Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 4:00am
Third-year Industrial Design students from Instructor Sheila Waite-Chuah's class "Design and the Environment" showcase their exploratory projects addressing low-impact materials and fabrication processes.
Venue & Address:
Displayed on Level 5, near Faculty offices 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 4:00am
The Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta hosts “Karim Rashid: From 15 Minutes into the Future” by internationally renowned designer Karim Rashid, an exhibition originating at the OCAD Professional Gallery in the fall of 2007.
Venue & Address:
ACA Gallery of SCAD, Woodruff Arts Center 1280 Peachtree St, Atlanta, Georgia
Friday, November 23, 2007 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 5:00am
FEATURING: Andrea Chin, Andrew Morton, Amrita Takhar, Gina Yu, Joel Pollock, Grace Park, Erin McCutcheon, Marijan Zelic, Mike Kicul and Willie Tsang.
Artist, designer and educator Gord Peteran gives ten emerging designers the same brief: Go find a chair on the street, analyze the reasons behind its disposal and reconstruct the chair in any way desired'the outcome does necessarily need to be a chair. Through this restoration both history and newfound potential within the chair are exposed. Using this reconstruction as source material the designers make new chairs to highlight the discarded chairs strongest points.
Found and Crafted showcases the result of this innovative design
initiative: each new chair is displayed along side a photo of the discarded, restored chair.
The designers featured in this exhibition are students in their final year of the Ontario College of Art and Design 's prestigious Industrial Design program. This program investigates customer and commercial projects, furniture, interaction and experience design, strategic creativity and applied innovation. Engaging in extensive research and analysis, these emerging designers develop new products and experiences while addressing current and emerging human needs.
The work featured in Found and Crafted exemplifies innovative and rigorous design practice. Walking the blurry line between art and design, Found and Crafted examines the cyclical nature of objects, creating a discourse around what a chair as furniture is, and what it can be through investigation and manipulation.
Venue & Address:
XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario