The Beal Institute for Strategic Creativity is a research institute which was founded at OCAD in 2005, and has studio space on Level 6 of the Sharp Centre for Design. We have spent the last two years developing research content and a methodology which allows us to identify trends in behaviour and technology and to build on these in order to imagine new possibilities that might benefit people and society. Imagination is key in this innovation process, as we think about what could be possible. We develop truly innovative ideas, in part through the description of potential future scenarios, and based on these techniques we are able to begin mapping the future possibilities.
In addition to directed group research activities, Beal staff all work regularly on "passion projects" -- these are self-directed projects that hold deep meaning for the researcher. These projects bring a depth and breadth of material to all research activities that take place at the Beal Institute, as frequent discussion, dissemination and cross-pollination between seemingly unrelated projects help to elevate all projects while at the same time furthering the work of each individual's chosen direction.
We know that many of you are also working on passion projects in the form of Think Tank projects, Thesis, or simply your area of passion. The Beal Institute seeks to support all members of the OCAD community in the development of their own passion projects, and invites you to join us to find out how we can help, whether in the form of mentoring, workshop participation, Show & Tell events, or simply by engaging in focused and passionate discussion.
Please join us on October 25. We will talk more about what we do at the Beal Institute and how we can help you, and give you a chance to tell us how you would like us to help as well.
Coffee and doughnuts will be available to ease the pain of an early morning.
Hope to see you on the 25th.
Beal Institute for Strategic Creativity
416 977 6000 ext 438