MAAD Speaker's Series: Philip Beesley

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Material Art & Design (MAAD) Speakers' Committee are pleased to be presenting visual artist and architect, Philip Beesley, as our fall speaker on Wednesday, November 23 at 1:00 pm. The talk will be held in Rm. 230 at 100 McCaul St. with a reception to follow at 2:00 pm. Beesley's Toronto-based practice, Philip Beesley Architects Inc, collaborates internationally with artists, scientists, and engineers, and incorporates industrial design, digital prototyping, and mechatronics engineering in his array of hybrid projects. His recent multi-media installation Ocean, in collaboration with the H&M Garment Collecting Initiative, was a highlight of Nuit Blanche 2016. 

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Philip Beesley, MRAIC OAA RCA, is a practicing visual artist, architect, and Professor in Architecture at the University of Waterloo and Professor of Digital Design and Architecture & Urbanism at the European Graduate School.

He serves as the Director for the Living Architecture Systems Group, and as Director of Riverside Architectural Press. His Toronto-based practice Philip Beesley Architect Inc. operates in partnership with the Europe-based practice Pucher Seifert and the Waterloo-based Adaptive Systems Group, and in numerous other collaborations. The studio's methods incorporate industrial design, digital prototyping, and mechatronics engineering. Beesley frequently collaborates with artists, scientists and engineers. Recent projects include a series of hybrid fabrics developed with Atelier Iris Van Herpen, curiosity-based machine learning environments developed with Rob Gorbet and Dana Kulic of the Adaptive Systems Group, and the synthetic metabolisms developed with Rachel Armstrong of the University of Newcastle. His most recent collaboration with Iris Van Herpen has translated a shared sensibility for subtle materials, electricity, and chemistrly into a collection of highly complex and diverse textile and haute couture collections. 

His research focuses on responsive and distributed architectural environments and interactive systems, flexible lightweight structures integrating kinetic functions, microprocessing, sensor and actuator systems, with particular focus on digital fabrication methods and sheet-material derivations. 

Beesley has authored and edited sixteen books and proceedings, and has appeared on the cover of Artificial Life (MIT), LEONARDO and AD journals. 

Features include national CBC News, Vogue, WIRED, and a series of TED talks. His work was selected to represent Canada at the 2010 Venice Biennale for Architecture, and has received distinctions including the Prix de Rome, VIDA 11.0, FEIDAD, Azure AZ, and Architizer A+.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St. Room 230
Cost: 
Free
Philip Beesley Poster
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Material Art & Design Students' banners purchased by The Link for their permanent collection

Madeline Bonk
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:15pm

Congratulations to Chung-Im Kim, Associate Professor in Fibre and the students in Surface Design 1 on their recent collaborative textile banner project with The Link, a community centre in Sutton, Ontario which has resulted in 11 of the banners being purchased by the centre!

The project brought together Fibre students and Sutton’s community to identify appropriate wayfinding locations at The Link and collaborate on the design development of textile banners.

Through a brainstorming session, students learned the history and geography of the area, the importance of The Link, the services it provides, how it should feel and even its previous life as a school as source inspiration for the design of the banners which they them created.

After an exhibition, 11 of the students' banners were chosen as winners by the public and purchased by the The Link for their permanent collection. 

 

The winners were: Madeline Bonk, Brittney De Lattibeaudiere, Lyndsay Grover, Ofra Hauferman, Jaclyn Martyn, Angela McIntosh, Nan Sun, and Xing Yu. The project was developed and facilitated by Chung-Im Kim, Associate Professor in Fibre.

 

 

 

MAAD Shadow Box Sale

MAAD Shadow Box
Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, December 5, 2008 - 5:00am

Don't miss this opportunity to own unique, one of a kind art, help raise money and have a lovely evening.

Shadowboxes will be full of treasures each individually crafted by OCAD's Matrial Art & Design (MAAD) graduating students from Jewellery, Textiles and Ceramics. Boxes will be available to view, bid on, and then purchase.

Cash and cheques accepted.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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Come Eat With Us

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:00am to Monday, November 17, 2008 - 5:00am

The inspiration for this exhibition is the everyday conscious and subconscious human interaction with material art and design through the utensils and materials related to the preparation or consumption of food.

Students from Jewellery, Fibre and Ceramics will participate in this juried exhibition.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
MAAD presents COME EAT WITH US poster with text on plates with forks and knives at side

Soft Grids Elastic Walls

Friday, April 4, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 4:00am

Stride Gallery in Calgary, Alberta presents new work by Material Art & Design Instructor Vessna Perunovich.

Venue & Address: 
The Stride Gallery 1004 MacLoed Tr. S.E., Calgary, Alberta

MAAD at the One of a Kind Spring Show

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 4:00am to Monday, March 24, 2008 - 4:00am

Material Art and Design (MAAD) thesis students and recent graduates will represent OCAD at this year’s One of a Kind Spring Show, March 20 to 24 at the Direct Energy Building, Exhibition Place. Be sure to drop by and see the work of Monica Brodirsky, Kat O'Shaughnessy, Krystal Speck, Filipa Pimental, Ani Tung, Margaret Lim, Natalie Ryan, Naomi Yasui, Ricky Salked, Amanda Ho and Vivian Lee.

Venue & Address: 
Direct Energy Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Adults $10 (online); $12 at the door

MAAD Thrifty!

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 4:00pm to Friday, February 29, 2008 - 1:00am

Treasures to be Found: Clothes, accessories (jewelry, belts, bags etc.), knick knacks (house hold items, pottery, lamps etc.)

Donating items to our sale: Please drop off all items in the jewelry studio during Open Studio times by Monday Febuary 24th. Please ask to speak with a thesis student or a studio monitor to ensure your items will be included within the Thrift sale. The only items we ask you not to donate are shoes.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD Main Entrance, Nader/Caldwell Hallway 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
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integrateassimilate

Integrateassimilate
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 5:00am

*new* gallery in Toronto presents work by Material Art & Design alumni Monica Bodirsky, Annie Tung and 2007 medal winner Margaret Lim.

Venue & Address: 
*new* gallery 906 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

MAAD Christmas Sale

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 5:00am to Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:00am

Ceramic, fibre and jewellery work by OCAD Material Art & Design (MAAD) students will be on sale in the lobby of the main building at 100 McCaul Street.

Venue & Address: 
Lobby 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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Currents at Nuit Blanche 07: Alumni Reception

Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 8:00pm

Toronto's version of Nuit Blanche, the all-night, city-wide contemporary art celebration, returns on the weekend of September 29 to 30. This year, OCAD will mark the occasion with an Alumni reception, a speaker series and exhibitions from William Hodge and David McIntosh.
An Alumni Reception on Saturday, September 29, 4:00 pm, will kick-start Nuit Blanche celebrations. Why not reconnect with former classmates while enjoying fantastic hors d'oevres and an exclusive preview of OCAD's Nuit Blanche contribution? Tickets for the reception can be purchased online for $15 at https://secure.ocad.ca/currents/

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
$15

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