2011 CADN GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM: WITHIN/OUT SPACE

WITHIN/OUT SPACE CADN SYMPOSIUM 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

Engaged in an ongoing process of development, the metropolis constitutes a defining aspect of contemporary society and artistic production. Since the rise of industrialization, conceptualizations of the city have been accompanied by notions of anxiety, progress, consumption, isolation, communication and dislocation. Within/out Space will engage with these varying conceptions and examine the metropolis through the lens of artistic engagement. Conditions and theories associated with urban space remain fertile ground for discussion among artists, critics, curators and theorists. This panel will engage with members of the Toronto artistic community whose work addresses issues raised by the metropolis.

The theme unifying all three presenters is that of the constantly evolving urban landscape and the psycho-geographical boundaries that shape our human psychology and identity.  He will seek to address the question of how is it that we negotiate the realistic conditions of urban life with media representations and popular culture.

"The face of the city changes more quickly, alas! Than the mortal heart."


- Charles Baudelaire

 

Speakers:

Evan Tyler

“Psycho-Geography and Urban Spaces”

Evan Tyler is a multi-media artist working in photography, video, drawing, text and performance. After providing an overview of his Having grown up in a small urban center, his ideals of the metropolis have become seminal to his current explorations. In this presentation, he will explore the theme of our discussion – Within/out Space – through three separate but related fascinating projects he has embarked on.

 

Flavio Trevisan

“The Game of Urban Renewal”

Flavio Trevisan is a visual artist and designer. He will discuss the Regent Park neighbourhood in Toronto and specifically how it was developed in the late 1940s to replace a notorious slum, only for it in turn to become a place associated primarily with crime and poverty. Flavio will present his work The Game of Urban Renewal as an in-depth study about how socio-political concerns continue to impact this particular community.

 

Keith Bresnahan

“The Metropolis and Its History”

Keith Bresnahan is Associate Professor at OCAD U, and a historian and theorist of modern architecture and graphic design. His writing and teaching explore the political, social and philosophical contexts of design. For our panel tonight, Keith will discuss the mapping (in) the city, particularly strategies for visualizing urban structures and flows, and the relation between such representations and lived urban experience. Keith will approach this talk from a historical and theoretical point of view, and the manner in which history has impacted today’s conceptions regarding the metropolis and urban spaces. He will emphasize problems concerning experience and representation, immediacy and mediation.

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Room 190
WITHIN/OUT SPACE

2017 Manning Innovation Symposium

2017 Manning Innovation Symposium Poster
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Join us at the Symposium, to hear from and mingle with six innovators – four Manning Laureates and two OCAD U innovators. Their brief and dynamic presentations about their pathways to innovation will be followed by a complimentary lunch and a ‘speed innovating’ experience where you can connect one-on-one with these inspiring innovators and more.

For 36 years, the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation has been creating a culture of innovation in Canada by discovering, encouraging and rewarding Canadian innovators and telling their stories. Manning Laureates’ innovations are commercially viable and touch all areas of human endeavour.

 

On-site registration will begin at 11:00am.

The Symposium will begin at 11:30am.

 

To register please click here.

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Venue & Address: 
The Great Hall 100 McCaul Street, Room 270 Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://2017-manning-innovation-symposium.eventbrite.ca
http://bit.ly/2ydPIlE
Email: 
kkwon@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x4782
Cost: 
FREE

Opportunity to Display Your Art

Open call for artwork to be displayed in the Great Hall during the 2017 Manning Innovation Symposium, Submission Deadline: November 10 at 11:59pm

Stories from the Vault: 7th Annual Indigenous Visual Culture Symposium

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:00pm

Stories from the Vault: 7th Annual Indigenous Visual Culture Symposium
Sunday, September 17
2 to 5:30 p.m.

Free
Light refreshments available

Panelists: Barry Ace, David General, Rick Hill, Tom Hill, Barry Pottle, Ryan Rice
Moderated by: Linda Grussani
Welcome by: Elder Garry Sault, Mississaugas of New Credit

In conjunction with the exhibition, raise a flag: work from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015), Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University and Onsite Gallery co-present the symposium, Stories From The Vault. The symposium will include a panel of former managers and curators of the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s National Indigenous Art Collection who will speak of their experience in developing the collection, identify and speak of their favorite works and share unique stories to shed light on the national collection’s 50 year history.

Image: views of the Indigenous Art Centre's vault.
 

raise a flag is produced with the support of the Collection of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, courtesy of the Indigenous Art Centre/Collection des Affaires autochtones et du Nord Canada, courtoisie du Centre d'art autochtone; Our Children's Medicine program and HigherMe; the Canada Council for the Arts; the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council; the Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD University; and, the Delaney Family Foundation.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W. (Ground Floor)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Views of the Indigenous Art Centre's vault

TODO Talks Symposium: Design and the pursuit of well-being

TO DO Talks Symposium: Design and the pursuit of well-being
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

TO DO’s second annual symposium brings 12 multi-disciplinary experts into one room to discuss design and the pursuit of well-being. The four-hour event features keynote speaker Jamer Hunt, three thematic sessions, and an opportunity for fulsome discussion among those in attendance.

 

Theme:

Imagine a world where homes, neighbourhoods, and things make you feel good about yourself, where your lifestyle and workplace help you reach your full potential, where everything around you is designed to keep you healthy and safe, and enable you to be compassionate and reach a state of flow.

Multidisciplinary experts discuss how well-being is understood and created through design, innovation, and change at the second annual TO DO Talks Symposium on design and the pursuit of well-being.

Registration begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Ticket holders need to arrive by 2pm to guarantee their seat.

Program:

 

Keynote Speaker: Jamer Hunt

Session 1: Well-being in the workplace

The future of work and the powerful influence of design
Maggie Dempster, Workplace Consultant
John Roberts, Design Strategy Lead
Herman Miller

Play to Perform: Why Play is the Future of Work
Farzad Sedghipour, Futurist
Farzad Innovation

Designing a Culture: Experiments in rapid behavioural prototyping
Erika Bailey, Innovation Designer
The Moment

 

 

Session 2: Well-being and health

Designing beyond the health service
Robbie Bates, Design Director
Uscreates

Role of Design in Synthesizing Different Kinds of Truth about Health and Wellbeing
Dr. Kate Sellan, Director, Graduate Program in Design for Health
OCAD University

Designing for Health in a Connected World
Dr. Kamran Khan, CEO and Founder|
James Yoon, Director of Design
BlueDot

 

 

Session 3: Well-being and society

In Light of Dark Matter
Daniel Rossi, Visual Maker
Pantopicon

The Art of Building Community: How JAYU builds safe spaces to share human rights stories through the arts.
Gilad Cohen, Founder & Executive Director
JAYU

Designing for Meaning
Len Senator, Founder/Owner, The Depanneur & Co-founder, Newcomer Kitchen
The Depanneur

 

* For full session descriptions please visit the Toronto Design Offsite Festival website*

 

Funding generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council. Special thanks to our institutional partner OCAD University, and sponsor Gladstone Hotel.

TO DO Talks Symposium is a signature event organized by the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Main Auditorium (Room 190) Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/to-do-talks-symposium-design-and-the-pursuit-of-well-being-tickets-28942426577
Cost: 
$30

Relating Systems Thinking & Design 5: Leading Thinkers Converge in Toronto

Liz Sanders presents at RSD5 Symposium
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 2:45pm

The fifth Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) symposium took place at OCAD University and MaRS Discovery District from October 13 to 15, 2016. The symposium presented work from the developing intersection of systems perspectives and strategic design known as systemic design. RSD focused this year’s event on systemic design for social complexity, such as the design problems of sustainable business, good governance, social services, urban design, healthcare services, human flourishing, and the intersections of these domains. RSD featured leading presenters from around the world with significant research, validated applications, and engaging workshops.

Peter Jones (RSD5 lead chair and OCAD U professor, Design for Health and Strategic Foresight and Innovation) notes: “We are continuing a tradition started a few years ago in Oslo. RSD combines the deep legacies of systems and cybernetics with today’s emerging design practices and teaching to share in compelling talks and intimate dialogue to bear on many of the complex human challenges we all face in an over-modernized civilization.”

The 2016 symposium featured five keynote speakers:

  • Humberto Maturana, founder of the Santiago School of cognitive science, and originator of the sciences of autopoiesis, evolutionary drift, and structural coupling;
  • Aleco Christakis, (with Maria Kakoulaki), visionary of science of dialogic design, leading thinker in social systems design since the Club of Rome’s “Predicament”;
  • Paul Pangaro, a visionary in design cybernetics, now heading the Interaction Design program at Detroit’s CCS design school;
  • Erik Stolterman, Chair of Informatics at Indiana University, co-author of The Design Way (with Harold Nelson), editor of MIT Press Design Thinking/Design Theory series;
  • Liz Sanders, founder of MakeTools, a leader in generative design thinking, human-centered design, and emerging practice, and co-author of Convivial Toolbox.

RSD is an annual symposium presented by the Systemic Design Research Network, an organization that advances the integration of systems thinking and design, to help individuals and organizations take action towards improving the wicked, interconnected challenges facing our planet. For more information visit: http://systemic-design.net/rsd-symposia.

More about Design for Health: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/design-for-health.htm

RSD 5 Symposium

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 1:00pm to Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00pm

Join the world’s leading systems and design thinkers October 13-15 in Toronto to share talks, emerging practices, and up to 50 presentations at the RSD5 Symposium at OCAD University and MaRS Discovery District. The fifth Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) symposium presents work from the developing intersection of systems perspectives and strategic design known as systemic design.

RSD focuses this year’s event on systemic design for social complexity, such as the design problems of sustainable business, good governance, social services, urban design, healthcare services, human flourishing, and the intersections of these domains. RSD features leading presenters from around the world with significant research, validated applications, and engaging workshops.

RSD5 lead chair and OCADU design professor Peter Jones notes “We are continuing a tradition started a few years ago in Oslo. RSD combines the deep legacies of systems and cybernetics with today’s emerging design practices and teaching to share in compelling
talks and intimate dialogue to bear on many of the complex human challenges we all face in an over-modernized civilization.”

The 2016 symposium features five keynote speakers:
Humberto Maturana, founder of the Santiago School of cognitive science, and originator of the sciences of autopoiesis, evolutionary drift, and structural coupling;
Aleco Christakis, (with Maria Kakoulaki), visionary of science of dialogic design, leading thinker in social systems design since the Club of Rome’s “Predicament”;
Paul Pangaro, a visionary in design cybernetics, now heading the Interaction Design program at Detroit’s CCS design school;
Erik Stolterman, Chair of Informatics at Indiana University, co-author of The Design Way (with Harold Nelson), editor of MIT Press Design Thinking/Design Theory series;
Liz Sanders, founder of MakeTools, a leader in generative design thinking, humancentered design, and emerging practice, and co-author of Convivial Toolbox.

RSD is an annual symposium presented by the Systemic Design Research Network, an organization that advances the integration of systems thinking and design, to help individuals and organizations take acion towards improving the wicked,
interconnected challenges facing our planet.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U
Email: 
pjones@faculty.ocadu.ca
Keywords: 

Ethics Out of the Box: examining ethical issues in art & design research

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:30pm

Ethics out of the box: examining ethical issues in art and design research" is a symposium that brings together an exceptional group of researchers/ artists/ practitioners/ administrators to discuss their perspectives on ethical issues unique to art and design research.

Moderator:  Nancy Walton, RN, PhD (Director, e-learning, Ryerson University and Chair, Research Ethics Board, Women's College Hospital)

Keynote: "There will be a happy meeting”: Participant Engagement, Practice-based Research and Ethics in an Art + Design University—supporting risk-takers 
Glen Lowry, PhD (Assistant Dean, Faculty of Culture and Community, and Chair, Research Ethics Board, Emily Carr University of Art and Design)

Theme: “Examining intersections of research ethics in the pedagogical ecology”

Ethics and Collaborative Research in Language Documentation, Keren Rice, PhD (University of Toronto)               

Dilemmas in Research Ethics and Pedagogy, Suzanne Stein, PhD cand (OCAD University)  

Art and Antagonism: Negotiating the ethics of discomfort in the classroom, Allison Rowe, PhD cand (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)       

Panel Discussion

Theme: “The role of research ethics in art and design”                  

Bringing the Riots In: considerations on the use of activist culture within artistic practice, video presentation, Syrus Marcus Ware, PhD cand (York University)

Internet Research Ethics: What (Art & Design) Researchers Should Know, Yukari Seko, PhD (University of Guelph)              

Why Are You Asking Me? The Reporter/Researcher, Joyce Smith, PhD (Ryerson University)     

Panel discussion                           

Morning refreshments and light lunch to be served.

Please register here

Venue & Address: 
320/ 3F OCAD University (Richmond St. Campus), 205 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Email: 
cpineda@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
FREE

Draw to Perform

photo of a man on his knees painting yellow circles around himself
photo of a blurred woman on a chair with a painting behind her
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 5:00am to Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 5:00am

An exciting event called Draw to Perform has been put together for all students and faculty of OCAD U. It is a two day symposium incorporating drawing with performance on Wednesday February 10th and Thursday February 11th in the Great Hall. Please find attached more details for this fantastic event!
Drawing Symposium, Draw to Perform

Participating Artists:
Ram Samocha, Nava Massas Waxman, Robert Luzar, Kerryn Graham, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Nicole Collins, Kate Wilson and Cathy Daley

Day 1: Wednesday February 10
Live Performances: 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Great Hall
Panel Discussion with the Artists: 2:30 - 4:00 pm, Great Hall
Day 2: Thursday February 11
Artist Talk: by Ram Samocha, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room MCA 190.
Workshop 1: hosted by Ram Samocha, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Great Hall
Workshop 2: hosted by Ram Samocha, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Great Hall

Draw to Perform visits OCAD U was made possible with the generous donation on behalf of Ada Slaight, and supported by the Ada Slaight Chair of Contemporary Painting and Print Media, Natalie Waldburger. Art materials during this event were generously sponsored by Above Ground Art Supplies.

In the spirit of pushing the boundaries of imagination we proudly welcome Draw to Perform, an international symposium for drawing performance. This symposium is a two day event, curated by Ram Samocha in collaboration with James Olley, Lecturer in the Faculty of Art at OCAD U. Samocha is a multidisciplinary artist currently living in the UK and is the founder and curator of Draw to Perform.

Day one of the symposium will feature live performances by local and international artists. Day two will open with an artist talk by Ram Samocha, followed by workshops in the Great Hall. The workshops will explore drawing as performance and strategies for forming a dialog between drawing, process and performance. Participants will draw live, share and discuss their outcomes and ideas. The resulting works will be exhibited in the Great Hall. Participants welcome. Please contact jolley@faculty.ocadu.ca to sign up.

For the workshops, participants will need to bring basic drawing materials such as graphite, charcoals, chalks, Conté, ballpoint pen, acrylic paints, black ink, brushes, and/or masking tape. Paper will be provided for the workshop.

For further information on Draw to Perform, follow the links below:
http://drawtoperform.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVF6SNhjsDMpFK7YVTVNphg
https://www.facebook.com/drawtoperform

Gestural Figuration
Paul Klee wrote that drawing is “an active line on a walk, moving freely, without a goal. A walk for a walk’s sake. The mobility agent is a point, shifting its positions forward.” DRPT 2003 Drawing Workshop, composed of mostly second year students from a variety of specializations, has been “taking drawing for a walk” pursuing ideas around how the activation of a contemporary drawing practice can affect the very way we think about drawing. In this project, Gestural Figuration, the artists have been exploring, through partner dialogue, the interrelationship between the body and drawing, making use of unconventional performative strategies to challenge their own assumptions, their use of materials, and the very definition of drawing itself.

Also exhibiting as part of the Draw to Perform Visits OCAD U Symposium:
Artists:
Ricka Huang & Arleen Maldia, Anthony Masucci & Maxim Korpan, Nikita Macedo & Bailey Porter, Gordis Wong & Uyen Huynh, DJ Stewart & Bailey Marinovich, Josie Fiegehen & Sydney McManus, Daniel Acker-Paquin, Margaret Cornell Kirk & Emma Leah-Hall, Aaron Bosnjak & Emma Burkeitt, Juilee Raje & Sonia Raje, Sorour Pourzadeh & Wenjing Zhang

Facilitators:
Pam Patterson & Ghazaleh Baniahmad: Project leadership
Josie Fiegehen & DJ Stewart: Video compilation & editing

Special thanks to James Olley and Ram Samocha.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., The Great Hall
Email: 
jolley@faculty.ocadu.ca
poster for Draw to Perform, including dates and times of events and images of performances

Making & Thinking Symposium

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Making & Thinking Symposium
Keynote speaker: Scot Laughton, Head of Industrial Design, Sheridan College

Making & Thinking is a one-day symposium investigating the craft world’s reinvigorated interest in the relationship between craft and design. While fine craft and design are often defined in opposition – one-of-a-kind versus multiples, concept- versus client driven, material specialization versus flexibility – contemporary craftspeople and designers are melding these two methodologies. This hybrid field results in new work that is inventive, unique and user-centered.

Symposium Details
Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West (Links to an external site.), Toronto
Symposium: November 14th, 2015 10am-4pm
Reception: 4pm-6pm (open to public)
Tickets: General $48.25 / Students $25.75 / Buy Now (Links to an external site.)
Symposium Presenters
Scot Laughton – Jean Johnson CM Commemorative Lecture: Keynote
Lysanne Latulippe from String Theory
Carl & Rose (Suzanne Carlsen and Noah Rosen)
Greg Sims - Jeweller, designer, professor OCADU
Shaun Moore from MADE
NDC: Heather Lam and Scott Bodaly

Venue & Address: 
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Website: 
http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/craft/making-thinking-symposium/
Cost: 
Reception: open to the public 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Tickets: Student: $25.75; General $48.25
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