Dumpling Discourse II: Professional Development Circle for BIPOC Students

Vector illustration of Chinese steamed dumplings and chopsticks
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Dumpling Discourse II
Thursday, 11 April 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM 

Dumpling Discourse is a professional development circle for BIPOC artists and designers. The focus for these workshops is to provide OCAD students with informal mentorship and guidance, specifically for emerging creative practitioners who experience marginalization, racialization, and under-representation within their respective field of practice. 

Mobilization strategies, safety tactics, and lived experiences will be shared over dim sum (Rosewood Asian Cuisine), lead by Basil Alzeri, Ian Kamau, Immony Men, and April Xie. The facilitators of this event will ensure that the design of these conversational spaces are safe, inclusive, and respectful, to ensure that the participants of this workshop are comfortable with sharing their concerns, experiences, and curiosities about employment within academic environments and creative workspaces.

This event is hosted by Public Visualization Lab, with generous support from OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, Office of the Provost, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Sciences and the Digital Futures Undergraduate Program.

Since these sessions are intended for OCAD students, we will require that you submit your student number, area/year of study, and creative interest in the comment section when you register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dumpling-discourse-ii-tickets-59168715220

Please note that the group will meet at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers on Level 3 of 115 McCaul and then walk to Rosewood.


Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 115 McCaul St., Level 3

Walk the Mikinaak: Honouring work by the Ogimaa Mikana Project

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Walk the Mikinaak: Honouring work by the Ogimaa Mikana Project
In conjunction with Onsite Gallery's exhibition, Diagrams of Power


Thursday, July 12, 2018
10 a.m. to noon

High Park
Free and open to all

Hosted by:
Eliana Macdonald and Margaret Pearce


We will gather at High Park  to honour and activate a walk created by the Ogimaa Mikana Project, by re-walking and re-mapping their work with our bodies. The walk will take us to a sequence of places around the park where we will pause for teachings and actions. The route we take reveals a map of a turtle. By renewing and remaking this walk by the Ogimaa Mikana Project, we take up the responsibility they have set before us, to make Anishinaabeg legible to the great turtle by walking and honouring the land and all Anishinaabeg. Bring: walking shoes, water, snacks, sun protection, raingear if needed. If you'd like to see the map we make as we walk, bring your favorite GPS tracking app on your phone.


Meet at: High Park main entrance on Bloor Street West, at the "High Park" sign


Directions to High Park

  • Subway: Bloor-Danforth subway line to High Park station, between Keele and Runnymede stations. Main entrance to park is a two minute walk from the station.
  • Streetcar: 508 Lakeshore streetcar to the Parkside or Colborne Lodge stops. Or take the 506 Carlton streetcar to the High Park loop by Parkside Drive.
  • Bus: 80 Queensway bus route (between Keele subway station and Sherway Gardens) to Howard Park Avenue stop on Parkside Road.
  • Car: Drive in at the main entrance on Bloor Street West. Turn south at High Park Avenue, and follow West Road south. You can park in one of the available spaces along West Road, or drive down to the lots at the restaurant or the zoo, then walk back to meet us at the entrance. Alternatively, you can use the entrance from Parkside Drive, then follow High Park Blvd.

For more info contact elianam@ecotrust.ca.

Venue & Address: 
High Park main entrance on Bloor Street West, at the "High Park" sign
416-977-6000 x456
Walk the Mikinaak
Walk the Mikinaak flyer