Creative City Campus INFO Session

CCC Information Session
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:30am

Fabrication & DRPT Studio Renovations!

Information Sessions:

February 20th at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm -- MCA 258 - George Reid House


February 26th at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- MCA 258 - George Reid House


PLUS there will be a few Pop-up Discussions:

February 27th 2:30 to 4:00 pm -- Learning Zone

March 5th and 6th, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Main Lobby at 100 McCaul


Venue & Address: 
Room 258, 100 McCaul
Digital Screen: 

POW! WOW! @ Honolulu, Hawaii 2019

Beyond the Veil 3 (The Gambler)
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 8:45am to Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:45am

This year, the exhibition will take place at the Wade Warehouse (see below) during POW! WOW! Hawaii curated by Thinkspace Projects.

The opening night celebration is tomorrow, February 9th, 6-10pm:

Wade Warehouse
449 Cooke Street 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

For more information and inquiries, please contact


Venue & Address: 
Wade Warehouse
Digital Screen: 

Illustration Speaker Series

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Illustration Speaker Series 2019

Artist presentations and panel discussion moderated by OCAD U Illustration lecturer Lauchie Reid!

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, Room 230, 100 McCaul
Illustration Speaker Series
Digital Screen: 

International Collage Art Exhibition has selected work from Louis Fishauf

L. Fishauf
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 7:00am

Louis had 5 digital collages that were selected for inclusion in the International Collage Art Exhibition taking place in April 2019.

Venue & Address: 
Retroavangarda Gallery in Warsaw, Poland
Digital Screen: 

Making Indigenous Activism More Creative

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm


Melanie Printup Hope is of Tuscarora and European descent and was raised on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Western New York State. An award winning and acclaimed artist, her talk will discuss her linking of traditional Indigenous forms like beadwork with electronic arts. She has exhibited her work across North America. She is an Associate Professor at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and an Associate Professor Emerita at The Sage Colleges, Albany and Troy, New York.

Venue & Address: 
Hartwick College, The Yager Museum of Art & Culture
Free and open to the public
Digital Screen: 

U of T Connaught Project

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

We really hope to engage a wide range of scholars working in different fields, which is why we would love to have OCAD faculty and students in attendance at our events.

Venue & Address: 
Chapel, Victoria College
Digital Screen: 

Daan Roosengaarde Student Workshop 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Continuing on from projects such as virtual floods, smart highways and smog sucking towers - Studio Roosegaarde examines and activates solutions to improve daily life in unrban environments. Daan Roosegaarde explores the social role of design, the importance of Schoonheid (beauty and cleanliness in Dutch) along with his vision for the future.


The workshop will engage students to explore “What future do you want?” Thinking of clean air, clean water and clean energy, students will conceptualize and strategize solutions for present day global social and environmental issues. Daan will be working with the student groups, supported by external professionals and internal mentors.


This workshop supported by the Faculty of Design Dean’s Office. 


Please RSVP to Jana Macalik at, Faculty of Design Associate Dean, Research, Outreach and Strategic Projects  as space will be limited.



Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde (1979) is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space. Roosegaarde has been driven by nature's gifts such as light emitting fireflies and jellyfishes since an early age. His fascination for nature and technology is reflected in his iconic designs such as Smart Highway (roads which charge from sunlight and glow at night), Waterlicht (a virtual flood) and Smog Free Project (the largest outdoor air purifier in the world which makes jewellery from smog).


Roosegaarde graduated from The Berlage Institute with a master in architecture. He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where he works with his team of designers and engineers towards a better future. Together they develop ‘Landscapes of the Future’ building smart sustainable prototypes for the cities of tomorrow. Roosegaarde is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and named Artist of the Year 2016 in The Netherlands.


Roosegaarde has won the London Design Innovation Medal, the INDEX Design Award, the World Technology Award, two Dutch Design Awards, the Charlotte Köhler Award, and China's Most Successful Design Award. He exhibited at the Design Museum in London, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Tate Modern, Tokyo National Museum, Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris, Victoria & Albert Museum and various public spaces in Europe and Asia. Selected by Forbes and Good 100 as a creative change maker, Daan Roosegaarde shares his visionary ideas frequently at conferences across the world such as TED and Design Indaba.

Venue & Address: 
MCA 542, 100 McCaul St.
Digital Screen: 

Call for nominations is now open!

Call for nominations
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

Nominate your peers today!

Digital Screen: 

Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects 8

Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects 8
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

OCAD University student explore the role of furniture as a medium for personal expression as a reflection of social and cultural norms and as an influence upon human behaviour.

Venue & Address: 
Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Avenue
Digital Screen: 

The Plastic-Free Kitchen part of DesignTO

Design TO
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 9:00pm

. The opening will take place on Wednesday, January 23rd from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at Haworth’s showroom located at 55 University Avenue. The exhibition will run from January 22nd to 27th.


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An exhibition of work created through a collaboration between SKETCH Working Arts, Codesign, and students and faculty in OCAD University’s Participatory Design course


Funding from the Ontario Arts Council supported four SKETCH youth artists to participate in a 13-week program facilitated by Codesign, a social enterprise that connects design students with marginalized communities to collaborate on projects for mutual benefit. Through the fall of 2018, SKETCH artists developed their design thinking skills, learned to work with wood, identified market opportunities and constraints, and brainstormed their ideas until final prototypes were developed for the four designs shown in this exhibit. These design objects reflect the values set forth by the SKETCH artists as part of their shared vision for a plastic-free kitchen.


Students in the OCAD University Participatory Design course, taught by Assistant Professor Sarah Tranum, co-designed with SKETCH artists and staff members. This course offers students from any program the opportunity to engage in an intensive semester-long community-based participatory design project. The goal of this project was to develop an overall vision and platform that will support SKETCH youth to create, market, and sell their work as part of SKETCH’s broader mission to foster creative enterprise. The OCAD U students developed companion products to those developed by SKETCH artists. Student teams also co-designed a branding and packaging strategy, a mobile sales kiosk, and a Holiday Market way-finding system and customer engagement plan. Through the process, SKETCH artists and OCAD U students collaborated closely, exchanging ideas and supporting each other as the resulting work was developed.


This exhibition and the deliverables created through this dynamic participatory design process represent the first phase in a collaborative process to assist SKETCH engage more youth in sustainable creative enterprise activities. Based on the success of this pilot project, further funding is being sought to support the continuation of this initiative, which will provide more opportunities for learning and collaborating between SKETCH artists and OCAD University students.


Project Participants:


SKETCH Artists:

Brittland Derrain, Ashley King, Ailyn Malit, Daniel Xue


OCAD University Faculty:

Sarah Tranum


OCAD University Students:

Shaista Amjad, Sandra Beigi, Raphaelle Caroff, Elisabetta Costa

Narmeen Gorail, Rhece Holung, Yogaluxmi Jeyachchandiran,

Amoolia Kodukulla, Priscilla Lee, Saga Lindelöw, Shyine Makin,

Yusra Mukhtar, Annisha Ramlall, Fatima Riaz, Meaghan Robson,

My Vuong, Mingyue Wang, Yuxin Wang


SKETCH Facilitator:

Kerry Boileau


Codesign Facilitator:

Connie Chisholm



A special thank you to the following for their involvement and support of this project:


DesignTO Festival



OCAD University

Ontario Arts Council

One of a Kind

Red Bull

Andrew Reesor

SKETCH Working Arts


Venue & Address: 
Haworth, 55 University Avenue
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