IAMD Student Featured on 'She Does the City'

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Current Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design student Mariam Magsi's artwork was recently featured on the 'She Does the City' blog. In the interview, Magsi describes her interdisciplinary practice spanning photography, video, oral history, performance and installation. She goes into more depth about the artwork in her upcoming thesis exhibition at the OCAD U Graduate Gallery this April 2017 titled Purdah:

"Purdah is the overarching umbrella concept of the project under which I record the diversity in the readings, meanings and interpretations of veils associated with Islam, while studying their social, historical and gendered contexts, through a postcolonial, intersectional, feminist lens. Using travel-led, ethnographic research methods, I have ventured to Pakistan, Morocco, Dubai and Muslim-populated parts of Toronto to obtain narratives, photographs and videos of individuals that engage with veiling."

Read the full interview online here: http://www.shedoesthecity.com/purdah-mariam-magsi

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

OCAD University congratulates the federal government for its support of research, skills and innovation with a variety of measures that will ensure that the Canadian economy remains internationally competitive and that innovation is inclusive. 
CBC’s new ten-part docu-drama series, CANADA: The STORY OF US, highlights extraordinary moments in Canada’s history and people that helped forge a nation, from early Indigenous history to the 20th century.  The series was produced under the guidance of historians and academic consultants, including OCAD University’s Indigenous Scholar, Dr. Gerald McMaster, who served as one of the primary consultants.
Portrait of Salah Bachir
OCAD University is pleased to announce the appointment of Salah Bachir as the University’s Chancellor, effective June 1, 2017.
Student volunteer award winners with Dr. Sara Diamond
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Minister Kirsty Duncan with student looking at wearable art
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan and Adam Vaughan, MP for Spadina–Fort York, met with President Sara Diamond and members of OCAD University’s research labs to learn about the unique work produced by our faculty and students.
Photo: Curtis Ho / Mark Tholen
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Current BA (Honours) in Visual and Critical Studies student Maya Wilson-Sanchez's text "Collaboration, Family and Photography: The Process of Creating and Installation for the Family Camera Exhibition" is featured on the ROM's blog.
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This is the first notification of student winners
photo of individual wearing a burka and watering a flowerbed
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Current Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design student Mariam Magsi's artwork was recently featured on the 'She Does the City' blog. In the interview, Magsi describes her interdisciplinary practice spanning photography, video, oral history, performance and installation. She goes into more depth about the artwork in her upcoming thesis exhibition at the OCAD U Graduate Gallery this April 2017 titled Purdah:

"Purdah is the overarching umbrella concept of the project under which I record the diversity in the readings, meanings and interpretations of veils associated with Islam, while studying their social, historical and gendered contexts, through a postcolonial, intersectional, feminist lens. Using travel-led, ethnographic research methods, I have ventured to Pakistan, Morocco, Dubai and Muslim-populated parts of Toronto to obtain narratives, photographs and videos of individuals that engage with veiling."

Read the full interview online here: http://www.shedoesthecity.com/purdah-mariam-magsi

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

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