Guest Speaker and workshop with Aldo de Jong: "The Future of Mobility"

Singapore LTA
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:30pm

Co-creating services for the future of mobility
After an intro presentation on the future of mobility, Aldo will facilitate an interactive session with participants to explore and co-create services to enable future of urban mobility. By combining their understanding of human needs from their ethnographic research in Australia and Singapore and mapping out global emerging value propositions, Claro has identified key opportunity spaces for new services. These will serve as inputs to inspire participants to co-create in small teams innovative products and services for the future mobility landscape.

Aldo de Jong, co-founder of Claro Partners

Together with Rich Radka, Aldo founded Claro Partners in Barcelona 2010. Recently Aldo moved to Toronto, to set up their second hub, at the Centre for Social Innovation. Aldo helps corporations and startups to design services and business models in the context of disruptive shifts. Over the years he has lead deep ethnographic and business expoloration initiatives about the deep shifts that create whole new opportunity landscapes, such as the personal data economy, the internet of things and people, FinTech, the digital customer, from ownership to access, microbusiness, urban mobility and networked business models. Aldo is a strategist with strong analytical capability and business acumen, coupled with creativity and passion for understanding people. He understands what it takes to take an initiative through the organization to the marketplace. He focuses on working with leaders in industries affected by disruption, like media, telecoms, technology and financial services and with disruptive start-ups. Prior to founding Claro, he brought Smart Design to Europe and worked at General Electric. Aldo also co-founded the leading accelerator program Startupbootcamp IoT & Data in Barcelona in 2013. He holds an MSc in engineering from Delft and MBA from IESE. 

Venue & Address: 
sLab 4th Floor, 205 Richmond St. W.
Email: 
gradstudies@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free!

Student Mobility/Exchange Program Information Sessions

Information Sessions for undergraduate students interested in studying abroad.

MMMMM…. Gendai Kitchen: A deliciously innovative curatorial concept

In the summer of 2016, Gendai Gallery — a Toronto institution with a focus on the intersection of East Asian perspectives and diverse cultures— launched the experimental culinary project MMMMM… Gendai Kitchen. This initiative presents programming that aligns itself with the seasons and focuses on a different natural food source in each iteration, or case in point: spring featuring sugar, summer featuring rock, fall featuring seed, and winter featuring salt. Two artists have been assigned to produce content for each season, and with OCAD U alumni including Myung-Sun Kim, Lisa Myers and Stuart Sakai on board, the results have been delectable.

 Summer: Lisa Myers with Myung-Sun Kim, miijim for time beings, 2016. Photo by Morris Lum. 

The program’s curators, Emily Fitzpatrick and Maiko Tanaka, have brought something refreshingly original to Toronto’s art scene. The concept includes more familiar offerings, such as artist-hosted meals, but also a subscription service. Subscribers receive an artist’s multiple for every season of the year, delivered right to their front doors! The multiples are created as collaborative pairings with the artist-hosted presentations in order to highlight and explore the multiple, which enhances the presentation, and vice-versa. For example, in the winter iteration of the project, Mitchell Akiyama’s multiple Elements of Exchange — a collection of synthetically crafted salts mimicking those found in bodily fluids, such as sweat and tears — was used in the food prepared by Stuart Sakai in his workshop Salt of the Body.

 

Fall: Diane Borsato, ALL OUR FLOURISHING IS MUTUAL, 2016. Photo by Morris Lum. 

The subscription, limited to just 50, is enticingly exclusive, and yet accessible. The price tag for this four-piece artwork delivery service is a mere $250. Furthermore, if the cost of a year-long membership is still out of reach, the programming around the multiples is free to all. Not only are the events free, but they also take place in various locations such as Artscape Gibraltar Point and the Theatre Centre, which engage and bring together different communities from across the city.

 

Winter: Mitchell Akiyama, Elements of Exchange, 2017. Photo by Jacob Pojar.

Beyond its creative and accessible format, MMMMM… Gendai Kitchen is also vanguard because of the ideas it tackles. The five Ms of MMMMM… Gendai Kitchen function as both a clever onomatopoeia and acronym. According to the prospectus, the Ms stand for Mapping, Myth, Mobility, Magic and Migration, and together act as “maxims for a deeper, complicated and historical engagement with contemporary food politics, economy and place.” For example, Diane Borsato’s event ALL OUR FLOURISHING IS MUTUAL (BREAD AND HONEY) at The Drake Hotel served up a sampling of five honeys produced throughout the GTA, which revealed distinct flavour variations among products from different neighbourhoods and beekeepers. The presentation encouraged visitors to reflect on the movements of flora and fauna throughout the city, the potential to integrate oneself into the ecosystem in a healthy way, and what one can learn from eating locally.

 

Winter: Mitchell Akiyama, Elements of Exchange, 2017. Photo by Jacob Pojar.

Although three seasons have already passed, it’s not too late to experience spring with Gendai Kitchen. The upcoming season will celebrate the motif of sugar with an event by Lesley Loksi Chan, and a multiple by Karen Tam. For more information please visit www.gendaikitchen.squarespace.com.

 

Author: 
By Emily Cluett, MFA, Criticism and Curatorial Practice, 2017
Template: 
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XChanging Cities

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 2:30pm to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:30pm

XCHANGING CITIES is a photography-based showcase meant to explore the cultural, environmental and architectural values of diverse cities from across the world. These are cities that students from the faculty of Design have resided and studied in for their fall and winter semesters during the 2015/2016 academic year, as participants in the Mobility Program. Join us to explore the spirit of these cities and become immersed in the memorable visual experiences captured through photography.

Venue & Address: 
Anniversary Gallery, 100 McCaul
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/310608955992248/
Email: 
anniversarygallery@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
FREE
XCHANGING CITIES poster with event info

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

Deadline: Joubin-Selig Bursary and Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 4:00am

Deadline for students participating in the Mobility/Exchange Program in the 2007/2008 Winter Semester to submit applications for the Joubin-Selig Bursary Program and the Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship to the Financial Aid & Awards Office.

Email: 
Kelly Faller, Financial Aid Assistant (Scholarships)

Deadline for Mobility/Exchange Program applications

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 4:00am

For more information contact:
Susan Kemp
Student Services Administrator
416-977-6000, Ext. 293

DesignJam Toronto: "TrafficJam"

How can we improve mobility in the region
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 1:00pm to 9:00pm

DesignJam Toronto is an all-day innovation jamboree – a curated open space guiding more than a hundred design leaders & design learners, sharing ideas, tools & perspectives, to better understand design thinking & use it to address a complex problem. 

Nicknamed "TrafficJam," DesignJam Toronto will gather young leaders, mentors, teams and aspiring entrepreneurs to conceive and develop innovative user experiences and activate ideas to improve mobility in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton region.

Our spotlight will feature great people:

  • Adam Lawrence, service innovation director, standup commedian, & co-initiator of Global Sustainability Jam, Global GovJam & Global Service Jam, the world’s biggest service design event
  • Jennifer Leonard, founder of Brand New Ways, IDEO alumna, co-author of Massive Change
  • Peter Stoyko, Industry Canada service designer whose work visually unpacks urban mobility
  • Matti Siemiatycki, U of T expert in transportation policy, infrastructure, and planning
  • Roger Keil, York University research chair whose work illuminates global suburbanization 

Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) is a centre for research and innovation at OCAD University. sLab integrates applied research, professional engagement, education and skills development to assist private, public, and not-for-profit organizations attain their goals. sLab trans-disciplinary teams draw on the growing SFI community of researchers and practitioners, design and business professionals, teachers and students, who are passionate about creative economies and sustainable futures. slab.ocadu.ca 

Venue & Address: 
MaRS Discovery District 101 College St  Toronto, ON M5G 1L7
Website: 

Student Mobility/Exchange Program Information Session

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 4:30pm

Spend a semester at one of OCAD U's partner universities in another country and earn credit towards your degree!

Living and studying in another country can provide you with a wealth of unique experiences to enhance your creative, academic and personal development.

Undergraduate students are invited to attend this information session to learn more about available exchange opportunities and hear from students who participated in the program last year.

 

www.ocadu.ca/programs/alternative_studies/mobility_exchange.htm

international@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 544, Level 5 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Student Mobility/Exchange Program Information Session

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Spend a semester at one of OCAD U's partner universities in another country and earn credit towards your degree!

Living and studying in another country can provide you with a wealth of unique experiences to enhance your creative, academic and personal development.

Undergraduate students are invited to attend this information session to learn more about available exchange opportunities and hear from students who participated in the program last year.

 

www.ocadu.ca/programs/alternative_studies/mobility_exchange.htm

 

international@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 284, Level 2 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

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