THIS IS RESEARCH, V3

James Miller's research poster
Gabrielle Moser's research poster
Alia Weston's research poster
Lynne Milgram's research poster
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 12:45pm

OCAD University faculty are engaged in inclusive, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research that audaciously and responsibly pursues the questions of our time.“THIS IS RESEARCH” will help to raise the profile of research performed across faculties by the creative professionals, scholars, and strategic thinkers that make up our research community. The third iteration features the work of Dr. Gabrielle Moser, Dr. James Miller, Dr. Lynne Milgram, and Dr. Alia Weston.The first and and second versions of this campaign are available at https://www2.ocadu.ca/news/this-is-research and https://www2.ocadu.ca/news/this-is-research-v2.

Stay tuned for more releases coming soon!

PDF versions are available for download below. If you would like your research to be profiled through “THIS IS RESEARCH,” please contact our office at research@ocadu.ca.

SSHRC Representative Campus Visit

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

The presentation will focus on Insight and Insight Development Grants and may be of interest to researchers working in the fields of architecture, design, creative writing, visual arts (e.g., painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles), performing arts (e.g., dance, music, theatre), film, video, performance art, interdisciplinary arts, media and electronic arts, and new artistic practices.

The presentation will be open to researchers and research administrators affiliated with post-secondary institutions in the Toronto area.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation and SSHRC representatives will be available between 1:00-3:00 pm for informal drop-in sessions with the possibility of smaller group discussions and face-to-face meetings in the afternoon. The location for these informal sessions will be confirmed closer to the date.

Please RSVP to Melissa Golberg, mgolberg@ocadu.ca, by Tuesday, September 3rd.  

Venue & Address: 
MCA 190, 100 McCaul Street,Toronto M5T 1W1
Email: 
research@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR CANADIAN ART TEACHER JOURNAL, GUEST EDITED BY PAM PATTERSON

Assistant Professor Pam Patterson (Faculty of Art) is the guest editor of the spring 2020 issue of The Canadian Art Teacher (CAT), a peer-reviewed journal published semi-annually by the Canadian Society for Education through Art and edited by April Mandrona. The goal of the journal is to enable the exchange of exciting teaching ideas, to disseminate novel art education research, and to discuss pertinent issues in the field. Readers and contributors include artists, educators, and researchers interested in teaching and learning in the visual arts.

The theme of this issue is art education, trauma, and difficult knowledges. Submissions from art and design educators are welcome! CAT invites teachers and scholars to explore within themselves and with their students artistic and pedagogical responses to complex and potentially “difficult knowledges” and trauma.

Contributions may be theoretical or practical in nature, and submissions may include: scholarly research papers; reports; creative content such as photo essays; reviews of books (academic, children’s, or art), exhibitions, or resources; and lesson/project ideas. For more information, see the call for proposals (attached here).

An expression of interest (approx. 200 words) is requested September 15, 2019 and a full, final submission is due November 15, 2019.  Inquiries and submissions may be directed to Pam Patterson at ppatterson@faculty.ocadu.ca.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR CANADIAN ART TEACHER JOURNAL, GUEST EDITED BY PAM PATTERSON

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 1:30pm

Assistant Professor Pam Patterson (Faculty of Art) is the guest editor of the spring 2020 issue of The Canadian Art Teacher (CAT), a peer-reviewed journal published semi-annually by the Canadian Society for Education through Art, edited by April Mandrona. The goal of the journal is to enable the exchange of exciting teaching ideas, to disseminate novel art education research, and to discuss pertinent issues in the field. Readers and contributors include artists, educators, and researchers interested in teaching and learning in the visual arts.

The theme of this issue is art education, trauma, and difficult knowledges. Submissions from art and design educators are welcome! CAT invites teachers and scholars to explore within themselves and with their students artistic and pedagogical responses to complex and potentially “difficult knowledges” and trauma.

Contributions may be theoretical or practical in nature, and submissions may include: scholarly research papers; reports; creative content such as photo essays; reviews of books (academic, children’s, or art), exhibitions, or resources; and lesson/project ideas. For more information, see the call for proposals (attached below).

An expression of interest (approx. 200 words) is requested September 15, 2019 and a full, final submission is due November 15, 2019.  Inquiries and submissions may be directed to Pam Patterson at ppatterson@faculty.ocadu.ca.

INAUGURAL EVENT OF ASIA-GLOBAL-CULTURAL-STUDIES-FORUM (AGCSF)

Photograph of Dr. Park and speaker conversing with audience at the AGCSF event.

The inaugural event of the Asia-Global-Cultural-Studies-Forum (AGCSF) facilitated by Dr. Soyang Park (LASSIS) was successfully held on May 17, 1-6 pm in room 115 at 205 Richmond St. West. 11 speakers presented their research, creations, community activities/entrepreneurship on and dealing with diverse topics concerning the issues in Asia and the Asia-Global. The presenters and discussants consisted of OCAD U student-researchers from both undergrad and graduate programs, OCAD U faculty members, graduate researchers from other institutions (UofT), and a professional (the founder of Tea Base).

Topics dealt with at this event included: the art, creation, media, and strategies concerning, multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism, (techno-)orientalism, memory/trauma, multi-directionality, race and gender, the matriarchic history of Vietnam, the colonial history of Philippines, K-pop and Korean pop cultural industry, the intersection of racial and sexual oppression in Canada, and the visual strategies of the artists working in-between cultures. 

Congratulations to Dr. Park and coordinators Yilong Liu and Richard Luong on such a lively and inclusive event!

To learn more about the AGCSF, please visit https://www2.ocadu.ca/research/spark/project/asia-global-cultural-studies-forum and https://asiaglobalculturalstudiesforum.wordpress.com/

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Land – LIMINALITY- Loss: Workshop on IDENTITY AND BELONGING

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

About the Artist: Angie Ma is a DRPT major in her fourth year at OCADU. In her art practice, she reflects on her Chinese Canadian identity, expressing her thoughts, memories and desires through watercolour painting. She is actively pursuing art education as researcher and as educator. In her workshops, she collaborates with participants using storytelling to animate a dialogue that will connect everyone’s experiences.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Graduate Gallery (Ground Floor, 205 Richmond St. West)
Email: 
ppatterson@faculty.ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

OCAD Research Featured in Council of Ontario Universities Publication

OCAD University has been featured in the Council of Ontario Universities recent Policy Discussion Series publication, "Partnering for a Better Future for Advanced Manufacturing". Research performed in partnership with IBM and Esri Canada, the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo aimed improving urban transportation is featured on pg. 15, and OCAD U's Industrial Design program receives a special nod on pg. 12.

The full publication can be accessed here: https://ontariosuniversities.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MPP-PDS2-booklet-final-accessible.pdf 

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Dobble Debate Takes Europe

Photograph of Dr. Heller, Nina Czegeldy and other workshop participants handling the cards.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Lynne Heller and Nina Czegledy on their recent success with presenting the research project Dobble Debate: Serious Play at two European venues. Lynne shared the following comments:

"Dobble Debate is an umbrella project that uses games, humour and imagination to promote discussion and education about dis- and differing abilities. Our team were honoured to be invited to present our research at two European venues this spring. The first event took place at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab at the University of Coventry, a university funded space that "is a semi-autonomous cross-University experimental unit whose remit is specifically to drive innovation of teaching, learning and practice forward”. We were invited by Dr. Jackie Calderwood, a researcher in the institution and the director of the lab Dr. Jonathan Shaw. We conducted a workshop with a group of interested researchers, counsellors and administrators. As always in our workshops co-creation is key. In this case the group seemed most interested in developing the game to avoid labels and rote ways of identifying dis- or differing abilities. This led to gameplay suggestions that were vastly different than any of our other workshops had elicited. 

Our second engagement was with the Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, in Gdansk, Poland. Nina Czegledy, our principal investigator, has a long history of collaboration with the centre and in particular its director Jadwiga Charnzynska. We stayed for a week and during that time were able to work extensively with the staff, a translator and graphic designer to translate the card game into Polish for wide distribution to public institutions throughout the country. We also conducted a well attended presentation and workshop. Most of our participants for this event were students of education from the University of Gdansk. The Laznia Centre provided us with simultaneous translation more for our benefit than the audience’s—they all spoke English very well, but when they started to play the game and innovate they spoke Polish and that is when we really benefited from having some language help. After the students and their professors came up with variations on the gameplay we realised there was a very different approach developing. Narrative was forefront in all their iterations. Storytelling and embellishment were the mechanisms they found most useful for learning through play. 

We are very grateful to everyone who helped us with this phase of our SSHRC funded project. It was an encouraging and uplifting experience, offering up different perspectives and nuances for consideration. We are looking forward to more collaboration with both institutions."

 

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Isabelle Mondou, University Champion, Tours OCAD U Research Spaces

Photograph of Marcus Gordon presenting research on a large screen to a group of seated listeners in the visual analytic lab.

On May 3rd, 2019, Isabelle Mondou, Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage and Government of Canada University Champion for OCAD U, visited the university for the first time. Following a visit to Onsite Gallery's exhibition T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers, Ms. Mondou toured research spaces at 205 Richmond. Part of Ms. Mondou's tour included a visit to the Visual Analtyics Lab, where she discussed ongoing and future research endeavours with OCAD U faculty and research assistants including Marcus Gordon, Dr. Lynne Heller, Dr. Peter Coppin, and Kartikay Chadha.

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New Publication from Dr. Gerald McMaster

The cover of the ab-Original journal

OCAD University is pleased to announce the new peer-reviewed journal ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples' Cultures is now available. This special issue entitled “The Entangled Gaze: Indigenous and European Views of Each Other” co-edited by Dr. Gerald McMaster and Dr. Julia Lum (University of Toronto), contains ten essays. The Entangled Gaze shares its title and theme with the 2017 conference that was co-hosted by OCAD University and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The conference convened an international group of scholars and museum professionals from the fields of art history, anthropology, cultural studies and curatorial practice to explore the topic of how Indigenous and European artists have represented each other in historical art and visual culture.  

Congratulations also to Dr. McMaster for the Honorary Doctor of Letters recently awarded to him by the University of Saskatchewan. 

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