Design With Dialogue


Join us for March's DwD with hosts Ross Curtner and Scott Baker of Adjacent Possibilities

 
DateWednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:00pm to Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:00am

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Location

OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Lambert Lounge, Room 187

The Experience of Climate Change at the Intersection of Art & Neuroscience

How do we experience climate change? How does the nature of our experience influence our ability to take action? How might insights from art & neuroscience inform our leadership on the issue? 

Join us for March's DwD  with hosts Ross Curtner and Scott Baker of Adjacent Possibilities. Set to the back drop of international climate negotiations, we will explore the physiological and civic experiences of climate change. From here, we deploy insights at the intersection of art and neuroscience to imagine alternatives. Drawing inspiration from systems thinking and game design methodology, the session will provide participants the opportunity to prototype the mechanics, dynamics and aesthetics of renewed relationship with this complex issue.

Insights generated from this workshop will be used to inform the design of Adjacent Possibilities' next exhibition at the Cop21 climate negotiations in Paris, November 2015.

About The Hosts
At heart, Ross Curtner is a facilitator, curator and purveyor of purposeful play. Putting these passions to work he’s lead strategic planning retreats for cleantech investment and business development groups, designed leadership experiences for arts foundations, consulted for government and recently, co-founded Adjacent Possibilities, an agency which connects artists and entrepreneurs to enable new approaches to complex challenges. An alumni of MaRS’ Studio Y Fellowship, he previously worked at The Stop and Community Food Centres Canada. When he’s not scheming of creative ways to address big issues, you can find Ross exploring Toronto’s forests with the PINE Project. @RossCurtner

Scott Baker was raised on wind-licked west-coast of Vancouver Island and has since been working at the intersection of climate policy and civic engagement with the Canadian and European Green Parties, Leadnow, and Tides Canada. Currently Scott is a StudioY Fellow at MaRS Discovery District and the co-founder of Adjacent Possibilities. 

DateWednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:00pm to Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:00am

Website

http://Register on Eventbrite

Location

OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Lambert Lounge, Room 187

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:00pm to Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:00am

The Experience of Climate Change at the Intersection of Art & Neuroscience

How do we experience climate change? How does the nature of our experience influence our ability to take action? How might insights from art & neuroscience inform our leadership on the issue? 

Join us for March's DwD  with hosts Ross Curtner and Scott Baker of Adjacent Possibilities. Set to the back drop of international climate negotiations, we will explore the physiological and civic experiences of climate change. From here, we deploy insights at the intersection of art and neuroscience to imagine alternatives. Drawing inspiration from systems thinking and game design methodology, the session will provide participants the opportunity to prototype the mechanics, dynamics and aesthetics of renewed relationship with this complex issue.

Insights generated from this workshop will be used to inform the design of Adjacent Possibilities' next exhibition at the Cop21 climate negotiations in Paris, November 2015.

About The Hosts
At heart, Ross Curtner is a facilitator, curator and purveyor of purposeful play. Putting these passions to work he’s lead strategic planning retreats for cleantech investment and business development groups, designed leadership experiences for arts foundations, consulted for government and recently, co-founded Adjacent Possibilities, an agency which connects artists and entrepreneurs to enable new approaches to complex challenges. An alumni of MaRS’ Studio Y Fellowship, he previously worked at The Stop and Community Food Centres Canada. When he’s not scheming of creative ways to address big issues, you can find Ross exploring Toronto’s forests with the PINE Project. @RossCurtner

Scott Baker was raised on wind-licked west-coast of Vancouver Island and has since been working at the intersection of climate policy and civic engagement with the Canadian and European Green Parties, Leadnow, and Tides Canada. Currently Scott is a StudioY Fellow at MaRS Discovery District and the co-founder of Adjacent Possibilities. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Lambert Lounge, Room 187
Website: 
http://Register on Eventbrite
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