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

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The second exhibition of this series takes place at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects and features the work of 4th-year Thesis student, Maria Flawia Litwin.
Gallery hours are: Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects 1080 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The first exhibition of this series takes place at InterAccess and features the works of 4th-year Thesis students, Kentaro Ikegami and Melissa Fisher.
Gallery hours are: Wednesday to Saturday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
InterAccess 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The fifth exhibition of this series takes place at Gallery 1313 and features the works of 4th-year Thesis students, Lauren Casey, Jennifer Degan, Laird Henderson, Christina Spina. Gallery hours are: Wednesday to Sunday 1-6 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 1313 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The fourth exhibition of this series takes place at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects and features the work of 4th-year Thesis student, Agnes Niewiadomski.
Gallery hours are: Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects 1080 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The third exhibition of this series takes place at Lennox Contemporary and features the works of 4th-year Thesis students, Carmen Albano, James HB Estrin, Jake Cutone, Christopher Gordon Laycock, Tinka Magocsi, Kayli Rodgers, Kirsten Rohloff, Catherine Wong. Gallery hours are: Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary 12 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Photo Thesis Print Sale

Photo Thesis Sale
Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 5:00am

Just in time for Valentine's. Buy a print for your sweetie! Selling postcards, T-shirts and original photographs made by second-, third- and fourth-year students.

Venue & Address: 
Lobby 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD Photo Thesis Fundraiser

Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 1:00am

Performances by: Owl Eyes (OCAD photo thesis student), Andre Therault, Entire Cities, the Slam poetry of Spencer Butt, and a very special final act.
Photos/prints/buttons/and T-shirts for sale, raffle prizes and more.

Venue & Address: 
Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
$5

EXTRA:MUROS:INTRA - An IAMD Thesis Exhibition

exhibition poster for Jay Irizawa's EXTRA:MUROS:INTRA
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 1:00pm

Beyond the Walls: Exploring the Interface Between Digital and Physical Space

An MFA thesis exhibition by Jay Irizawa, a thesis candidate in the Interdisciplinary Master's of Art, Media and Design program.

Extra:Muros:Intra is an interactive space integrated into the historic site of Evergreen Brick Works. Using wearable technology, a participant’s state of awareness is captured with sensors and visualized in a digital landscape of colour and sound, creating a feedback of virtual presence in the material environment. 

Public Event: September 7, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Experience Live: Thursday, September 1 to Sunday, September 4 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto

 

For more information on Jay’s work please visit: http://www.jayirizawa.com/

More about the IAMD program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/interdisciplinary-masters-in-art-media-and-design.htm

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Designing a new food future

“Design can change the world, if design helps people change,” says Jessye Grundlingh. That’s the philosophy Grundlingh — a Toronto-based, Cape Town-born product designer and cofounder of Area 91 — brought to her fourth-year thesis project in OCAD University’s Industrial Design program.


Felicia Semiawan Victoria Milley Jessye Grundlingh (by Martin Iskander) Felicia Semiawan Victoria Milley Jessye Grundlingh (by Martin Iskander)


Recently, InStudio met with Grundlingh and two other Industrial Design graduates: Felicia Semiawan and Victoria Milley. All three devoted their thesis projects to reimagining — and then redesigning — the ways people interact with food.


Alō: a sustainable eating toolkit

Alo’s four main components: a base of ash wood, leather lunchbox carry-case, three prep bowls and an app (by Jessye Grundlingh) Alō’s four main components: a base of ash wood, leather lunchbox carry-case, three prep bowls and an app (by Jessye Grundlingh)


We recorded two short videos with Grundlingh, in which she discusses:

In his book Design Thinking in Making, OCAD U professor Job Rutgers notes, “good designers are true scavengers of experience: they observe how the world works around them because it is up to them to create things to make this world function” (119). As Grundlingh looked around at her world, she was struck by “a big issue: the food crisis. By 2050, there will not be enough food to feed the planet if we keep eating the way we do now — meatcentrically, with waste to spare.”

Working within the broad domain of “sustainability,” Grundlingh devoted much of her thesis year to developing a product that would both encourage a shift to consuming plant-based protein and help to reimagine household food waste.

 

Alo’s app: for tracking daily nutritional servings (by Jessye Grundlingh)
Alō’s app: for tracking daily nutritional servings (by Jessye Grundlingh)


Alō’s leather case: for nomadic dining (by Jessye Grundlingh)
Alō’s leather case: for nomadic dining (by Jessye Grundlingh)


At the end of a lengthy process involving multiple steps — including theorization, stakeholder and market analysis, brand development and costing — Grundlingh arrived at a “sustainable eating toolkit” she calls Alō. Made of wood (ash), ceramic and leather (and supported by a digital recipe app), Alō is a “nomadic” set that enables one to measure, prepare, store and carry plant-based, protein-rich meals without relying on plastic containers. Grundlingh’s work on Alō garnered her a 2016 OCAD U medal.

 

Kompakt: tools for food storage and composting

Kompakt is a set of tools that enables us to strengthen our relationship and experience with food. ​ (by Victoria Milley and Felicia Semiawan) Kompakt is a set of tools that enables us to strengthen our relationship and experience with food. ​ (by Victoria Milley and Felicia Semiawan)


Taking a related path, fellow 2016 Industrial Design graduates Semiawan and Milley spent their fourth year in the program pondering food-related sustainability. In their case, the focus was primarily on how food is stored and then how we dispose of food waste.

Documenting “relationships” (their own and others’) with food, Semiawan and Milley realized that food storage and disposal were especially challenging for people who live in small spaces (e.g., Toronto’s teeming population of tiny condo-dwellers).

We recorded two videos with Semiawan and Milley, in which they discuss:

One of the most unique insights arising from their research concerned the “ritual” component of people’s food relationships. Essentially, this boils down to a lack of “consciousness” concerning our relationships with food. Drawing inspiration from the “ritual culture” embedded in Japanese tea ceremonies and North American coffee culture, Semiawan and Milley sought “to transform everyday actions into something with great meaning, thereby increasing the value of the food being stored, prepared and disposed of.”

The end result of their intense year of design thinking is kompakt — a modular, adaptable series of fruit-and-vegetable storage and composting containers (stoneware and glass) that fit into a sleek maple cart. In honour of their hard work and ingenuity, Semiawan received the Eugene Yao Award, while Milley was presented with the Tucker Award.

 

Kompakt is a set of tools that enables us to strengthen our relationship and experience with food. ​ (by Victoria Milley and Felicia Semiawan)
Kitchen cart top functions as both cutting board and lid to in-cart compost collector (by Victoria Milley and Felicia Semiawan)


Kompakt is a set of tools that enables us to strengthen our relationship and experience with food. ​ (by Victoria Milley and Felicia Semiawan)
Herb keeper made of hand-thrown stoneware ceramic, glass and cork used for storing herbs (by Victoria Milley and Felicia Semiawan)


Work cited

Job Rutgers, Design Thinking in Making: Industrial Design at OCAD University. Toronto: OCAD University, 2015. (For a quick video glimpse, check out the accompanying Design Thinking in Making video.)



 

 

 

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