Designing Together for Complexity, with Mieke Van Der Bijl-Brouwer and Claire Buré

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

 

Many have turned to the application of design practices when addressing complex societal problems. One of the differences between ‘traditional’ design practice and design in a complex societal context is that design no longer just happens within specialised design teams. Instead, designing has broadened to what Ezio Manzini calls ‘designing networks’, where design roles and skills are distributed over many stakeholders. This fundamentally changes the roles of designers, the people they work with, and arguably the processes they run. In this interactive session, Mieke and Claire will facilitate a discussion about these designing networks, focusing on the following topics:

  • What are the essential roles in a designing network in public and social innovation?
  • How much design ‘expertise’ is required for different roles in a designing network?
  • What are the ‘human dynamics’ in a designing network? How do we manage relationships, keep people engaged and motivated?
  • What is the role of capacity-building in a designing network, and what are their advantages and pitfalls?
  • How do we learn and build knowledge in and about designing networks? What is the role of academia versus practice?

To start the session, Mieke and Claire will briefly share some of their experiences and expertise on these topics. Afterwards, they will facilitate a salon-style interactive discussion with participants.

 

About the presenters

Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer portrait

Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer (@MiekevdBijl) is a researcher, designer, and educator with an interest in human-centred and systemic design applied in the context of public and social innovation. She is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney, responsible for coordinating part of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. In a recent study she investigated the practices of public and social innovation labs including design expertise, systemic design principles, and managing relationships. Mieke is co-founder of Rad Social Design, a social and systemic design agency. She holds a Master of Science in Industrial Design Engineering and a PhD in human-centred design. Download Mieke's paper "Designing for Social Infrastructures in Complex Service Systems: A Human-Centered and Social Systems Perspective on Service Design"  in She Ji 2017 RSD special issue.  

 

Claire Buré portraitClaire Buré (@ClaireBure) is a social scientist specializing in research and process design for systems change. She thrives on bringing diverse groups of people together to tackle complex challenges and build solutions for concrete outcomes. Claire has conducted research with the International Development Research Centre and has consulted for the World Bank, Open Data Barometer, and EDGE Lab at Ryerson University. Claire’s social entrepreneurial experience includes co-founding Commons11, and co-starting a Chilean business, both of which created user-driven technology solutions for human development. She is also on the UNDP Expert Roster for Social Innovation and Design. Claire is fluent in Spanish and Dutch and is an avid cyclist and traveler.

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We hope you can make it!

Cheers, sLab (Strategic Innovation Lab)

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U, 205 Richmond Street West, Suite 410
Cost: 
Free
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Koyama Press Double Launch with Fiona Smyth & Michael Comeau

Fiona Smyth book launch
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 7:00am to 10:00pm

About SOMNAMBULANCE:

"Collecting a career in comics from 1983-2017 by a joyous, feminist contemporary of Julie Doucet, Seth and Chester Brown. 

A comics collection by Canadian cartoonist, painter, and illustrator Fiona Smyth. Over thirty years of comics that feature Fiona’s world of sexy ladies, precocious girls, and vindictive goddesses is revealed in all its feminist glory. This is recommended reading for sleepwalkers on a female planet.

FIONA SMYTH is a Toronto based painter, educator, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her feminist artwork has exhibited internationally. Fiona collaborated with writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg on the kids’ series What Makes A Baby in 2013, and Sex Is A Funny Word in 2015, published by Seven Stories Press."

About WINTER’S COSMOS:

"Collage and comics combine in this fotonovela about the psychology of space travel and the limits of exploration.

In the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Silent Running, this genre-bending photo and comics hybrid presents the final years of a mission to seed a planet in a distant constellation and the failings of both human and artificial psyches in the face of the vastness of space.

MICHAEL COMEAU works on the wall, the print sheet and the page. Creating window displays and paste-up murals utilizing generations of street posters he created for parties, gigs, etc. His comic trilogy Hellberta won the Doug Wright award for experimental comics in 2012."

Fiona & Michael will be holding a conversation with each other about their work, among all the other goings-on. This event is sort of a soft open for TCAF, so we're looking to make it kind of a BIG DEAL. We hope to see you there!

Venue & Address: 
The Beguiling, 319 College St.
Phone: 
416-533-9168
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OCAD U Illustration Podcast host: Lauchie Reid

Gillian Iles and Lauchie Reid Podcast
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:30pm

In this latest edition of the OCADU Illustration podcast host, Lauchie Reid, chats with Toronto painter and OCADU Illustration lecturer, Gillian Iles about her painting practice and teaching in her Artscape studio, Toronto. Please check out the podcast blog with photos from the visit and links to the podcast on SoundCloud. Gillian Iles has a show of her painting at the Red Head Gallery  that opens Thursday, March 29th from 6-8:30 and runs until April 21st 

Venue & Address: 
PODCAST
Website: 
https://ouipblog.wordpress.com/
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New Balance #2

Queen Specific Show on now
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 2:45pm to Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 2:45pm

New Balance #2

up now at

Queen Specific, 787 Queen Street West

QueenSpecific is a window exhibition space displaying site specific art installations. This tall, rectangular vitrine is located on Queen Street West adjacent to and is co-sponsored by Dufflet Pastries. Artists exhibiting in the space are asked to consider the dimensions of the window, the locale, and the potential to engage with the casual passer-by.

QueenSpecific is programmed by Toronto-based artist Joy Walker

Please join us on Wednesday, March 28th between 6 & 7 for a cake reception!

Venue & Address: 
Queen Specific, 787 Queen Street West
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Longevity or a Lack Thereof

Meghan Price, MAAD instructor's exhibition at Janice Laking Gallery
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Longevity or a Lack Thereof
Anthea Black and Thea Yabut, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Derek Liddington, Alex Morrison, Meghan Price
March 29 to June 24, 2018
Janice Laking Gallery
Curator: Renée van der Avoird
Reception: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Meghan Price's work is titled "Body Rock"

 Photo credit:  Brian Medina

 

Venue & Address: 
Janice Laking Gallery
Website: 
https://maclarenart.com/exhibitions/longevity-or-a-lack-thereof-anthea-black-and-thea-yabut-francisco-fernando-granados-dere
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Gillian Iles: Towards eternal glory

Red Head Gallery exhibit for Gillian Iles
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 5:00pm

The work represents a dichotomy of the idea of what power is.  Some images are direct and unavoidable, demanding the viewer to engage, react and navigate within their presence.

Other imagery is tucked away, at first not obviously visible, appearing or literally being inaccessible. Imagery sits on acute angles to the walls, the scale is small, and some are positioned out of reach.  The imagery requires the viewer to seek it out, to physically work or be uncomfortable in order to view it.

Although fueled by geo-political events, the work references the individual sublime experience, tapping into primal sensations and providing visceral opportunities for the viewer. 3-D objects.

 

Opening Reception is Thursday march 29th 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Venue & Address: 
Red Head Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West, Ground Floor, Suite 115
Website: 
www.redheadgallery.org
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Homework

Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries, 180 Shaw Street
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8:00pm

OCADU’s Illustration Program students, working in fourteen small groups in their 4th Year Illustrative Painting course, curated and developed the exhibition themes and artwork for this collection of group exhibitions.

Open Daily 8 am – 8pm except Saturday Mar 24, 8am – 2pm.

Exhibition closes at 2pm on March 24    

Informal artist reception March 20, 7 - 9pm in the 2nd & 3rd floor hallway galleries.

Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON, M6J 2W5

Venue & Address: 
Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Website: 
www.artscapeyoungplace.ca
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Whiteness WITHOUT White Supremacy talk

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Whiteness WITHOUT White Supremacy — Panel discussion with OCAD U faculty members
  • Panel discussion with Caroline Langill, Gwen McGregor, Adam Tindale, and Emma Westecott moderated by Patricio Dávila
  • Room (MIC) at 100 McCaul St.
  • Wednesday March 21st at 12pm-1pm
  • Our panel will discuss issues of white identity as it relates to teaching, research and practice in a climate of increasing pro-nationalist, anti-immigrant rhetoric and continuing anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism. We will explore notions of whiteness that help come to terms with a history and present of white supremacy, and help to imagine whiteness that works beyond this legacy. 

Seating is limited.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U, Material Innovation Centre, Room 530 Sharp Centre
Cost: 
Free
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Daan Roosegaarde: Landscapes of the Future

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Virtual floods, smart highways and smog sucking towers — Studio Roosegaarde examines and activates solutions to improve daily life in urban environments. In his interactive talk, Daan Roosegaarde explores the social role of design, the importance of Schoonheid (beauty and cleanliness in Dutch) along with his vision for the future.

 

Link to Studio Roosegarde: https://www.studioroosegaarde.net/

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Room 190 (Auditorium)
Website: 
https://www.studioroosegaarde.net
Cost: 
Free
Artist Talk, room 190, March 21 at 6:30 pm
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MAAD-4001 Design 3 course and Baycrest Centre

MAAD-4001 Design 3 project with Baycrest Centre
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

Inspired by the centennial anniversary of the Baycrest Centre, the students explored the history of the building, services and community involvement to develop their work. At the reception several students discussed the meaning behind the work and how the Centre inspired them. 

 

The exhibition of student work runs from January 12th to mid April. The project is led by Associate Professor Chung-Im Kim and features the work of ten MAAD students: Jillian Jerat, Natalie Karhu, Emily Moffet, Yovska Martinez Moreno, Charlize-Nhung Nguyen, Jaclyn Palanen, Nan Sun, Maria Tapal, Xingyu Yan, and Hannah Zbitnew.

 

Location: Winter Garden at Baycrest Centre, 3560 Bathurst St., North York

Venue & Address: 
Winter Garden at Baycrest Centre, 3560 Bathurst St. North York
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