Design With Dialogue

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:00pm to Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:00am

 

The issues facing working parents are most often posed at either the individual level (“How can I achieve better work-life balance?”) or at the level of society at large (“Should Canada have a national child-care strategy?). On Wednesday October 8, Jane Thompson will lead a Design With Dialogue session centred on the question “How can community-level change help working families?”. Can local initiatives like babysitting co-ops, community kitchens and pedestrian school-buses transform the lives of working parents?  Jane would like your help considering this question.

 

Jane will introduce the session with an overview of the issues facing working moms and dads, and how reframing our understanding, at both the individual and the family level, can help us navigate our way to greater resilience and sanity.

 

While these family issues are played out against the backdrop of broad social policies (including paid parental leave, child-care subsidies, and full-day kindergarten), this session will focus on how we can address the challenges of working families at a community level. Please join this lively workshop conversation.

 

THE HOST

Jane Thompson is the author of Resilient Woman: Weaving Together Work, Family, and Self. She writes and speaks on the challenges and opportunities faced by working families.  A working mother herself, Jane has a PhD in women’s history, as well as a business degree, and a certification as a life coach. As part of her broad commitment to helping people live their best lives, she also works as the executive director of a national scholarship program, granting $1.4 million in undergraduate funding each year.

DESIGN WITH DIALOGUE

Design with Dialogue (DwD) is an open community of practice learning together to lead organizational & community change through participatory design, strategic dialogue and emerging facilitation methods.

We gather monthly to convene workshops as a practice in social design to engage the organizations, projects, and civic communities to which we're committed.

Join us from 6-9pm on the second Wednesday of every month at OCAD's Lambert Lounge.

DwD is coordinated by:

Peter Jones
OCADU professor and Principal at Redesign

Greg Judelman
Chief Design Officer at The Moment

Kaitlin Almack
Process Facilitator at ICA Associates

Christopher Lee
Principal at Potluck Projects

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Lambert Lounge, Room 187 100 McCaul Street M5T 1W1    
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/we-know-it-takes-a-village-but-how-does-that-work-dwd-08102014-tickets-13435829929
Cost: 
Free

Monthly Open Review at the Inclusive Design Research Centre

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Please join us!

Interested in having a say about inclusive design? Want your ideas about digital accessibility heard? Your feedback is important to us!

We will be holding a monthly, open design review meeting where we will present work from current and ongoing projects at the Inclusive Design Research Centre. We want to hear from you -- our potential users, fellow designers and anyone interested in seeing what we're up to here at the IDRC. Spread the word!

Join us from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University, 205 Richmond St., 2nd floor.

If you are interested please respond with your preferred contact information. You will receive a reminder each month and you can choose to participate on a month-by-month basis.

Questions or concerns? Please send an email to dayotte@ocadu.ca.

The IDRC is a research and development centre at OCAD University where an international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, advocates, and volunteers work together to ensure that emerging information technology and practices are designed inclusively. Learn more about the IDRC.

Venue & Address: 
Inclusive Design Research Centre, 2nd Floor 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
Email: 
dayotte@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Be Mysterious

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 4:00am

Opening Reception Friday, August 1, 5:00 p.m.

Exhibition including work by MFA Alum Rebecca Baird

Be Mysterious is a survey of recent sculpture by Canadian and international artists, who invert the practicality of commonplace things. Accentuating the sensual and physical qualities above their use, these artworks go beyond appearances and allow for the development of alternate relationships with and among objects.

The exhibition includes work by: Mark Clintberg, Rebecca Baird, Patrick Jackson, Daniel Jacoby, Joo Choon Lin, Alex Morrison and Brent Wadden

Exhibition Hours: Wednesday through Sunday,
12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 12:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
The Banff Centre, Walter Phillips Gallery 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive Banff, Alberta
Website: 
http://www.banffcentre.ca/wpg/
Email: 
walter_phillipsgallery@banffcentre.ca
Phone: 
403.762.6281
Cost: 
Free

Call for Submissions - Relating Systems Thinking & Design 2013

Call for Submissions - Relating Systems Thinking & Design 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 8:30pm

With presentations by former Strategic Forseight and Innovation students Josina and Jonathan Veale as well as David Ing

Theme: Emerging Contexts for Systemic Design

The second RSD symposium will take place at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) 9-11 October, 2013. The symposium is a meeting of roughly 50 researchers and scholars committed to developing discourses and methods in this emerging field, with a schedule of presentations and workshops being held at AHO.

We also invite up to 100 non-presenting participants who may wish to attend and participate in discussions and dialogue as part of this developing international community of practice and scholars. The symposium is free of charge, but is hosted as a working conference without the typical amenities of a revenue-based and sponsored event.

Interested applicants are invited to view details and register at the symposium website: http://systemic-design.net

The schedule includes up to 50 presenters in 5 thematic tracks. The schedule consists of a day of workshops and two days of presenter discussions based on reviewed and accepted abstracts.

October 9: Workshops
October 10 - 11: Symposium

Overview of Symposium:
The emerging renaissance of systems thinking in design responds to the increasing complexity in all challenges faced by designers and transdisciplinary innovators. Our worlds have become too complex for linear and goal-driven management, resulting in hopelessly complicated social, economic, and political systems. The global demand for sustainability, democratic economies, and the emerging social arrangements for better education, employment, and development have become too complex for conventional thinking.

In re-examining the relationship of systems thinking to design we believe it possible for systems thinking and design praxis to develop the foundations for new, interrelated practices. This synergistic relationship will launch a new generation of systems-oriented thinkers empowered with the creativity and perspectives of design thinking. As educators and researchers, we also seek better theoretical foundations and rigor in design thinking.

Organizing Committee
Birger Sevaldson, AHO, Institute of Design http:// birger-sevaldson.no
Harold Nelson, University of Montana http:// haroldnelson.com
Peter Jones, OCAD University, Toronto http://designdialogues.com
Alex Ryan, Ph.D.
Linda Blaasvaer, AHO

 

systemic-design.net/

 

peter@redesignresearch.com

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) Maridalsveien 29 Oslo, Norway

Navigating the World of Design (w/ Zahra Ebrahim)

Navigating the World of Design (w/ Zahra Ebrahim)
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 7:30pm

Learn more about the professional design world!

Join designer and OCAD U faculty member Zahra Ebrahim for an intimate conversation as we discuss the strategies which can enable a fulfilling, successful professional life.

 

416-977-6000 x3843

 

www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment

zfarber@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario

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