B.Y.D.I. (Black Youth Design Initiative)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Calling out to OCAD U's Black Student Population

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond St. W., Room 7701
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"Flow" solo exhibit by MAAD Assistant Professor Robert Mitchell

"Flow" by Robert Mitchell
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm

While the visual elements in the work refer directly or indirectly to the ocean and water, the slow nature of the work references time and history as it reflects the human spirit in the context of our affinity for water. Currently eighty percent of the global population lives by a major body of water reinforcing our biological and psychological connection to water. It flows through our bodies and without it we would cease to exist. From our conception we are immersed in it and it comforts us. We are emotionally connected to the natural aquatic environment because it increases the fluid expansion of our ideas and improves our very existence. We constantly evolve and move forward, always connected to the past, always connected to water.

 

Venue & Address: 
JJ Studio, 825 Bloor Street West
Email: 
rmitchell@faculty.ocadu.ca
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Guest Speaker, eL Seed in collaboration with the city of Toronto and Nuit Blanche

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

On Monday, September 24th in OCAD U's Auditorium eL Seed with speak about his work to create dialogue, promote tolerance and change global perceptios of what Arabic means.

All are welcome!

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, Auditorium, Room 190, 100 McCaul St.
Cost: 
Free
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Public Talk with Pater Hall: Measuring & Being

P. Hall head shot
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

PUBLIC TALK with Peter Hall: Measuring & Being — How has the way we measure shaped the way we are?

Peter Hall is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London. His research focuses on mapping and visualization as critical and participatory design processes. His recent essays appear in The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture and Design (Routledge 2018), The Graphic Design Reader (Bloomsbury Academic 2018), Encountering Things: Design and Theories of Things (Bloomsbury Academic 2017) and Design in the Borderlands (Routledge 2014). Dr Hall previously taught at Yale School of Art, University of Texas at Austin and Griffith University Queensland College of Art in Australia where he led the BA Design and Design Futures (2012-15). He is a Visitor to the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London and Co-founder of DesignInquiry, a non-profit educational organization. https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/central-saint-martins/people/dr-peter-hall

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery at OCAD U, 199 Richmond St. West
Website: 
: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/measuring-being-how-has-the-way-we-measure-shaped-the-way-we-are-tickets-50134219801
Cost: 
Free
Public Talk September 20
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Public Talk with Phillippe Rekacewicz: Cartography Between Arts, Science and Politics

P. Rekacewicz head shot
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

PUBLIC TALK with Philippe Rekacewicz: Cartography Between Art, Science and Politics — an open door to manipulation or a tool for resisting power?

 

Philippe Rekacewicz is a cartographer and information designer. After completing his training as a geographer at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, he worked from 1988 to 2014 as a permanent staff for the monthly journal Le Monde Diplomatique. He concurrently directed, from 1996 to 2008, the Norwegian cartographic unity of the United Nations Programme for Environment (UNEP), the GRID-Arendal. A specialist in Geopolitics and International Relations, he addresses especially topics linked to migrations, refugees and populations’ forced displacements, as well as frontiers. He works at present on several socio-cartographic projects (public and private spaces, perception and representation of frontiers) and explores the links between cartography, art and politics, like the art’s contributions on maps’ production and the political uses of maps as objects of propaganda and manipulation. He also leads a research on the “new cartographic writings” and the emergency of radical, critical and experimental cartographies. Since 2006, he attends project of artistic mappings and political art in several European countries. He is associate researcher at the departement of Anthropology of the University of Helsinki (programme Crosslocation – Trade, Transit and Transport). He is the current editor of the research blog on mapping and visualizing Visionscarto http://visionscarto.net/

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery at OCADU, 199 Richmond St. West
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cartography-between-art-science-politics-tickets-50147408248
Cost: 
Free
poster for public talk Sept 18
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Artist Talk - Skawennati & Jason Lewis

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In addition to their creative practice, Jason and Skawennati are co-directors of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC). AbTeC is an Aboriginally determined research-creation network of artists, academics, and technologists that seek to ensure Indigenous presence in online platforms and environments, video games, and virtual worlds that comprise cyberspace. AbTeC projects include Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Video Game Design, and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. What futures we do we want to imagine, and then create, for our Aboriginal communities?

 

This keynote event is made possible by the Digitally Engaged Learning Conference (DEL 2018), hosted at York University for the first time in Canada.

We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Academic Innovation Fund from the Office of the Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the Dean's Office in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, and the Department of Design.

We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology and the Institute for Research on Digital Learning.
 

Venue & Address: 
Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East, York University
Skawennati& Jason Lewis
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Perspectives on Design Education

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Tangible tools for thinking complexity.

The tools we use to think shape the way we understand the world around us, and the opportunities for learning available to us. This talk will focus on the externalisation of complex abstractions and experiences using tangible methods.

Seating is limited so please RSVP dtam@ocadu.ca

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD Univeristy, Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul St. Room 187
Email: 
dtam@ocadu.ca
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Lace, not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques

Lace Sailboat
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 5:00pm

Dorie Millerson, Chair of the Material Art & Design Program will have three pieces of work shown in the Unterdon Art Museum.

 

Hunterdon Art Museum: Center for Art, Craft & Design, Clinton, New Jersey, Tues. to Sun. 11:00-5:00 pm.

Sept. 23, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019

 

"A ground-breaking exhibition highlighting how lace makers are expanding the traditional boundaries of their art form to create exciting work that investigates contemporary themes, materials and forms... Lace, not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques, reveals how contemporary fiber artists are applying bobbin and needle lace techniques to a multitude of fibers and filaments in unlimited colors and textures to interpret their world." – Hunterdon Art Museum

Venue & Address: 
Hunterdon Art Museum: Centre for Art, Craft & Design, Clinton, New Jersey
Email: 
dmillerson@faculty.ocadu.ca
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IDC's Three-Day Conference

Dr. Dori Tunstall, FoD Dean
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:30am to Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 1:30pm

OCAD U's Faculty of Design Dean Dr. Dori Tunstall will be a speaker at this year's IDC 3-day conference. For tickets or more information please click here: http://idcdesignsymposium.ca/

Venue & Address: 
Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay St.
Website: 
http://idcdesignsymposium.ca/#register
Cost: 
https://www.idcanada.org/english/event-registration-template/event-registration.html#id=1344&cid=294&wid=2501
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Michael Zaharuk - Punch Lines

M. Zaharuk - punch lines
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

OCAD U Sessional Instructor in the Illustration Program, Michael Zaharuk presents: Punch Lines exhibition at the Propeller Gallery

Opening- Thurs Sept 6'th: 630-930pm, 2018. Propeller Gallery. 30 Abell st. Toronto. North Gallery.

416. 504. 7142. www. propellerctr.com

 

Show runs from: Weds Sept 5’th to Sun Sept 16’th 2018

 

Venue & Address: 
Propeller Gallery, 30 Abell St. Toronto, North Gallery
Website: 
www.propellerctr.com
Email: 
mzaharuk@faculty.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-504-7142
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