Death and Dying Discussions


Death and Dying Discussions is a mini-symposium on design for end of life running in conjunction with DesignTO (Toronto Design Offsite Festival, January 18-27) and Health Design Studio at OCADU and Taboo Health. The symposium will provide an opportunity to share experiences of the changing landscape of end of life and open dialogue about the multiplicity of ways in which design collaborations might push the boundaries of design to engage with end of life issues. 

 
DateThursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am to Friday, January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm

Website

laurahalleran@gmail.com

Location

OCAD U

The mini-symposium seeks to be a catalyst, to open-up discussion and expressivity around the role of design and the still relative dominance of the medical perspective in approaches to dying and death. These discussions will connect across interrelated spheres - the academy, medicine, the broader public, and the art and design community.

 

The mini-symposium will start with a keynote by Ivor Williams (Helix Centre) on the evening of Thursday, January 24th followed by a day of discussions through panel, poster/video/demo session, invited and peer reviewed talks on Friday, January 25th. During the DesignTO there will be a number of events under the Death and Dying Series with an opportunity to visit four exhibits in Toronto including a juried exhibit ‘Until the Last Breath’ at the Artscape Youngplace gallery. 

 

Invited Speakers

 

Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions for peer review in the form of a 500 word abstract for either a short talk and/or poster/video/demo from a broad range of design researchers, practitioners, and teams working on end of life issues.  

Submissions will undergo a period of peer review and approx 10 individual talks will be selected for presentation and a maximum of 16 posters.

 

Deadline for submission is December 7th at 11.59 pm. Results will be available by December 21st.

 

Submission link : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ddd1

 

Organizing committee

  • Dr Kate Sellen, OCADU
  • Karen Oikonen, The Moment
  • Laura Halleran, OCADU

 

Venue

The conference will be held at OCADU in Toronto. 

 

Contact

Laura Halleran laurahalleran@gmail.com

 

 

 

DateThursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am to Friday, January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm

Website

laurahalleran@gmail.com

Location

OCAD U

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The mini-symposium seeks to be a catalyst, to open-up discussion and expressivity around the role of design and the still relative dominance of the medical perspective in approaches to dying and death. These discussions will connect across interrelated spheres - the academy, medicine, the broader public, and the art and design community.

 

The mini-symposium will start with a keynote by Ivor Williams (Helix Centre) on the evening of Thursday, January 24th followed by a day of discussions through panel, poster/video/demo session, invited and peer reviewed talks on Friday, January 25th. During the DesignTO there will be a number of events under the Death and Dying Series with an opportunity to visit four exhibits in Toronto including a juried exhibit ‘Until the Last Breath’ at the Artscape Youngplace gallery. 

 

Invited Speakers

 

Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions for peer review in the form of a 500 word abstract for either a short talk and/or poster/video/demo from a broad range of design researchers, practitioners, and teams working on end of life issues.  

Submissions will undergo a period of peer review and approx 10 individual talks will be selected for presentation and a maximum of 16 posters.

 

Deadline for submission is December 7th at 11.59 pm. Results will be available by December 21st.

 

Submission link : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ddd1

 

Organizing committee

  • Dr Kate Sellen, OCADU
  • Karen Oikonen, The Moment
  • Laura Halleran, OCADU

 

Venue

The conference will be held at OCADU in Toronto. 

 

Contact

Laura Halleran laurahalleran@gmail.com

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U
Website: 
laurahalleran@gmail.com
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