CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Reconstructing Resilience


Reconstructing Resilience is a symposium and exhibition that brings together researchers, artists,
educators, students and community members who are interested in reimagining what it means to be
creatively resilient and sustainable within contemporary society

 
DateTuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:00am to Friday, December 4, 2015 - 5:00am

Location

49 McCaul street

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Reconstructing Resilience is a symposium and exhibition that brings together researchers, artists,
educators, students and community members who are interested in reimagining what it means to be
creatively resilient and sustainable within contemporary society. Hosted by the Impact Economy
Research Hub (IERH) at OCAD University and using varied engagement methods, this event will
highlight local initiatives and act as a knowledge exchange platform for participants.
Resilience, here, refers to a community’s ability to creatively adjust and sustain itself in light of rapid
and occasionally negative change. Sustainability permeates multiple arenas, including economics,
ecology, politics and culture. Reconstructing Resilience will provide the opportunity to examine
intersections of all these spheres.
Is it possible to construct initiatives that truly bridge all four areas of sustainability? What do these
initiatives look like? How is it possible to ensure success, given the diverse intersection of dimensions?
And how do we measure this success? Sprout Guerrilla, an urban gardening business that makes
graffiti art out of moss to counteract air pollution and educate the community about environmental
issues, serves as an illustrative project that addresses these questions.
Reconstructing Resilience invites submissions from researchers, artists, designers and makers. We
welcome submissions in diverse formats, including academic research papers, talks and workshops for
the symposium, and art/craft/design projects suitable for a group exhibition. The exhibition is
scheduled to run from January 15 th – 30 th , 2016 in 49 McCaul street. The symposium will fall on Friday
January 15 th and culminate with the exhibition opening on the evening of the 15 th .
How to apply:
To submit for the exhibition, please send a short bio, statement of interest and 5 -10 supporting
images.
For symposium submissions, please send a short bio, statement of interest and abstract.
To volunteer, please email your preferred area of expertise.
All completed application packs should be sent via email to vclough@faculty.ocadu.ca by 5pm, Friday
December 4 th , 2015. A limited number of bursaries are available for select students, to cover transport
or material costs, please state on your submission if you would like to be considered for funding.

DateTuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:00am to Friday, December 4, 2015 - 5:00am

Website Location

49 McCaul street

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:00am to Friday, December 4, 2015 - 5:00am

Reconstructing Resilience is a symposium and exhibition that brings together researchers, artists,
educators, students and community members who are interested in reimagining what it means to be
creatively resilient and sustainable within contemporary society. Hosted by the Impact Economy
Research Hub (IERH) at OCAD University and using varied engagement methods, this event will
highlight local initiatives and act as a knowledge exchange platform for participants.
Resilience, here, refers to a community’s ability to creatively adjust and sustain itself in light of rapid
and occasionally negative change. Sustainability permeates multiple arenas, including economics,
ecology, politics and culture. Reconstructing Resilience will provide the opportunity to examine
intersections of all these spheres.
Is it possible to construct initiatives that truly bridge all four areas of sustainability? What do these
initiatives look like? How is it possible to ensure success, given the diverse intersection of dimensions?
And how do we measure this success? Sprout Guerrilla, an urban gardening business that makes
graffiti art out of moss to counteract air pollution and educate the community about environmental
issues, serves as an illustrative project that addresses these questions.
Reconstructing Resilience invites submissions from researchers, artists, designers and makers. We
welcome submissions in diverse formats, including academic research papers, talks and workshops for
the symposium, and art/craft/design projects suitable for a group exhibition. The exhibition is
scheduled to run from January 15 th – 30 th , 2016 in 49 McCaul street. The symposium will fall on Friday
January 15 th and culminate with the exhibition opening on the evening of the 15 th .
How to apply:
To submit for the exhibition, please send a short bio, statement of interest and 5 -10 supporting
images.
For symposium submissions, please send a short bio, statement of interest and abstract.
To volunteer, please email your preferred area of expertise.
All completed application packs should be sent via email to vclough@faculty.ocadu.ca by 5pm, Friday
December 4 th , 2015. A limited number of bursaries are available for select students, to cover transport
or material costs, please state on your submission if you would like to be considered for funding.

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul street
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