Industrial Design student needs your vote in Sneaker Championship!

Rendering of sneaker by Artur Wrona, design student
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 4:00am

Artur Wrona, a second year Industrial Design student, has made it to the second round of competition in the World Sneaker Championship held by Pensole Footwear Design Academy in conjunction with Foot Locker.

The top 64 designs were announced Sunday March 20, voting continues through Thursday, March 24. Entries come from all over the world, including Poland, Hong Kong Sweden and Mexico.

Wrona describes his sneaker design:

“Inspired by Vancouver’s urban and natural landscapes, this lifestyle sneakerboot features a premium wool felt upper along with a lacing system that wraps around the perimeter of the midfoot allowing the wearer to lace the shoe in as many different ways as he can imagine.”
 

Exhibition Tour in Spanish

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:00pm

Exhibition Tour in Spanish
Wednesday, February 27 at 1 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Join us for a free guided tour of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. This tour will be conducted in Spanish, led by Karina Roman Justo, an emerging writer currently at her third year in Visual and Critical Studies at OCAD University.

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, coral, humans, insects, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others — including the 'natural' world — as active and reciprocal. The artwork invites you to consider a personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with all living things.

 

Karina Roman Justo is an emerging writer currently at her third year in Visual and Critical Studies at OCAD University. She also holds BA in Early Childhood Education. Her research focuses on the relation between pedagogy, identity and the arts. 
 

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Image: Karina Roman Justo.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exhibition-tour-in-spanish-tickets-55077785138
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x265
Cost: 
Free
Karina Roman Justo

Exhibition Tour in Farsi

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

Exhibition Tour in Farsi
Friday, March 22 at 1 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Join us for a free guided tour of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. This tour will be conducted in Farsi, led by Setayesh Babaei, multidisciplinary artist and designer in her final year at OCAD University in Environmental Design.

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, coral, humans, insects, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others — including the natural world — as active and reciprocal. The artwork invites you to consider a personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with all living things.

 

Setayesh Babaei is a multidisciplinary artist and designer in her final year at OCAD University in Environmental Design. She’s previously attended the University of Art in Isfahan, Iran and Community College of Art and Design in Liverpool, England. Currently, her area of focus is on Toronto’s ravine system and its relationship with the City’s urban fabric.

 

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Image: Setayesh Babaei. Photo by: Khadijah Morley.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exhibition-tour-in-farsi-tickets-53813853685
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Setayesh Babaei. Photo by: Khadijah Morley.

SFI Students at the Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium 7 (RSD7) Turin, Italy

SFI students Ariana Lutterman and Tara Campbell with their poster Designing Designers: A critical look at design education
SFI student Adam Oliveira presenting his poster Interstellar: “To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before” which he prepared with
SFI students Nadia Abuseif, Nicole Norris, and Jen Wilson-Lee presenting their poster Flourishing Cybernetics: A Biomimetics Pos
Thursday, November 22, 2018

By Ariana Lutterman and Tara Campbell

The Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium (RSD) is an annual international gathering of academics, researchers, and practitioners engaged in systemic design, a discipline that brings together systems thinking and systems-oriented design. This year, the seventh RSD took place in Turin, Italy from October 24-26th to explore the theme of “Challenging Complexity by Systemic Design Towards Sustainability”.

RSD is convened by the Systemic Design Association, co-founded by Dr. Peter Jones, an associate professor in the Faculty of Design here at OCAD, where he teaches in two graduate programs: Strategic Foresight and Innovation, and Design for Health. Both of these programs have courses in systemic design. As part of these courses, students create maps that visually illustrate complex topics, unpacking relationships, histories, and layers of a system in a way that can be more easily understood and digested. The symposium included a track for these visual maps specifically, and several OCAD student groups submitted and had their maps accepted to be presented in the RSD7 gallery.

The conference itself began with a day of workshops covering topics ranging from the idea of place in systemic design to connected products and the circular economy. The following days were broken down into parallel presentation sessions for participants to choose from based on different themes within systemic design. These were punctuated by keynote presentations from systems thinkers whose backgrounds spanned public policy, ecology, economics, farming, and architecture - a representation of the diverse voices needed across disciplines to truly think systemically. A number of OCAD faculty, Peter Jones, Greg Van Alstyne, and Michele Mastroeni, presented their work relating to systemic design. Students and alumni from Strategic Foresight and Innovation and Design for Health also presented work, including the aforementioned posters in the Visualization of Complex Systems exhibit, as well as paper presentations.

After the conference, participants were given the opportunity to attend a “de-conference” in the nearby alpine village of Ostana. Here, RSD members who founded the MonViso Institute brought attendees to visit their mountain laboratory, a community they are constructing using systemic design principles. Participants visited the buildings being constructed through net-positive, sustainable, cradle-to-cradle construction and shared meals sourced from local, seasonal ingredients produced with an emphasis on permaculture.

Overall, OCAD had a large presence at this year’s symposium, a tradition that will hopefully be continued at RSD8 next year in Chicago.

Security Considerations for International Travel with Mobile Devices

OCAD University employees should understand that special considerations may apply when encrypted devices are taken outside of Canada. Staff and faculty must be aware of restrictions to avoid the confiscation of their device, or other penalties and should contact the countries that they are planning to visit to determine what the requirements are in those jurisdictions.Computers and laptops managed by OCAD U IT Services have encryption enabled on them. We recommend employees set up encryption on personally-owned devices if they are using them for OCAD U related work. 

OCAD U forges new partnership with University of the Arts London

OCAD U signs partnership with UAL
Thursday, December 21, 2017

OCAD University has launched a new partnership with University of the Arts London (UAL). The agreement supports the goals of OCAD U’s internationalization strategy, to support the expansion of global opportunities for OCAD U students, faculties and staff. The partnership with UAL is among the more than 60 institutional partnerships that OCAD U has established around the globe.

UAL is made up of six colleges; Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts, and is recognized as one of the top creative institutions in the world. They offer a range of fine arts, design, creative business, media and technology programs, and, much like OCAD U in Canada, are recognized as industry leaders in their field.

The agreement, established with the intention of aligning goals, opportunities and global networks of creative thinkers for faculty, researchers and students at both institutions, was signed by Vice-President & Provost, Academic Dr. Gillian Siddall’s visit to the London College of Communication earlier in December.

In recent years, faculty at OCAD U and UAL have collaborated on various projects and initiatives. In the inaugural year of OCAD U’s Global Experience Project, the university hosted renowned artist and faculty member of UAL, Isaac Julien as an artist-in-residence, and as a capstone to the project’s in-depth creative experience, participants traveled to London for behind-the-scenes access to Julien’s studio, as well as a course taught at the Chelsea College of Arts at UAL.

In 2016, Professor Job Rutgers from OCAD U’s Industrial Design program began a collaboration with faculty from UAL’s London College of Communication (LCC). This exciting partnership between both educators and researchers at both institutions, applies design thinking to the creation of design pedagogy and design curriculum, and is inspired by OCAD U’s Industrial Design program approach on Design Competences. Although this collaboration is still in its early stages, the group recently presented workshops on Design Competencies at Cumulus in Kolding, Denmark, an annual conference for the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media and for the annual American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) conference in Minneapolis. In 2018, the collaboration will lead to additional workshops as a part of Cumulus Paris and a paper for the Design Research Society Conference in Limerick, Ireland. This work has positioned OCAD U and UAL as leaders in design education and curriculum in the global community of design educators. 

OCAD U is thrilled to have formalized its relationship with UAL, and looks forward to creating new initiatives between our communities, and broadening the range of international opportunities for OCAD U students, faculty and staff. 

Many thanks to Professors Anda Kubis, Michael Prokopow, Job Rutgers and many others for their support and hard work in establishing such an exciting partnership. 

Student Mobility/Exchange Program Information Sessions

Information Sessions for undergraduate students interested in studying abroad.

Anson Liaw's work featured at COW International Design Festival

A sample of Anson Law's work
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:00pm

Illustration, Sessional Instructor Anson Liaw's work has been selected for print and online exhibition for the COW International Design Festival ILLUSTRATION 2016, alongside the works from illustrators from Argentina, Austria, Brasil, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Canada, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, USA, Taiwan, Turkey and Ukraine.

The COW International Design Festival ILLUSTRATION 2016 exhibition & event runs from Friday, October 28 to Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in Dnipro, Ukraine at the Dniprovska Central Library.  [Voskresenska str, 23, Dnipro, Ukraine].

You can review the Top 10 best collections of illustration images selected by the judges here.

Congratulations!

Linda Carreiro participating in project opening at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa

Open Books logo_text on white background
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:30pm

Linda Carreiro is one of thirteen Canadian artists invited to create a folding book for an international project that opens at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. Curated by Mary Husted, the exhibition,Open Books: International Artists Explore the Chinese Folding Book, is a contemporary, cross-cultural exploration of a traditional artform. Artists from previous projects in China, Australia, and the United Kingdom will be displayed alongside new works by Canadian artists Barbara Ballachey, Linda Carreiro, Eric Chan (EEPMON), Pierre Durette, Jerry Evans, David Garneau, Helen Gerritzen, Gordon Harrison, Jill Ho You, Charlotte Jones, Christian Quesnel, Richard Smolinski, and Susan Wood. 

The exhibition opens at the Library and Archives on Wednesday, September 28, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

Venue & Address: 
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

Student Mobility/Exchange Program Information Session

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 5:00pm

OCAD participates in a number of mobility/exchange agreements that could allow you to spend a semester at a college or university in another part of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia or Israel. Come to this information session and learn more about the application process, host institutions and the benefits of participating in an exchange program.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1320 113 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
skemp@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

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