CANCELLED - Curator's Tour of Diagrams of Power

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Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Regrettably, the Curator's Tour of Diagrams of Power is cancelled. We will post here if we are able to reschedule to a future date. Our apologies for any disappointment.


Patricio Dávila, curator of Diagrams of Power, will lead a free, in-depth tour discussing the works and overall exhibition premise. All are welcome.

Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

Featuring work by Joshua Akers, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Vincent Brown, Bureau d'études, Department of Unusual Certainties, W. E. B. Du Bois, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Forensic Architecture, Iconoclasistas, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Ogimaa Mikana, Margaret Pearce, Laura Poitras, Philippe Rekacewicz and Visualizing Impact.

Exhibition runs July 11 to September 29, 2018.


Patricio Dávila is a designer, artist and educator. He is currently Associate Professor in Design at OCAD University, Director of Public Visualization Lab and member of the OCADU Mobile Media Lab and Visual Analytics Lab. His research focusses on developing a theoretical framework for examining data visualization as assemblages of subjectivation and power. In his creative practice he has created mobile applications, locative media projects, essay videos, new media installations, and participatory community projects including: Shadow!, Powers of Kin, Chthuluscene, Tent City Projections, The Line, and In The Air Tonight. His research and practice focuses on the politics and aesthetics of participation in the visualization of spatial issues with a specific focus on urban experiences, mobile technologies and large-scale interactive public installations.

Diagrams of Power is produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, OCAD University's Office of the Faculty of Design, Public Visualization Lab, Nexus Investments, Multi Touch Digital and Microsoft.

Diagram of Power's public workshops and research engagement events is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Images: Installation view: Diagrams of Power, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, 2018. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
416-977-6000 x265
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