OPPORTUNITY: Action Art Residency: “Re imagining Innovative Education Practices & Student Engagement”


I would like you to know about a new position we have in FCS for an Artist-in-Residence.


The position is FCS in Action Art Residency: Re imagining Innovative

Education Practices and Student Engagement.


I would appreciate your help in spreading the word through your

networks. The link to the website is below, and I have attached a PDF of

the posting.









Dr. Melanie Panitch

J.C.Eaton Chair in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

School of Child and Youth Care

Faculty of Community Services


Ryerson University

350 Victoria Street

Toronto, ON M5B 2K3


Office: 99 Gerrard Street E.

Room: SHE 627

Phone : 416 979 5000 ext. 6128

CADN SPEAKER SERIES: Luis Jacob and Mark Kingwell – Where is Your Disruption?

CADN Speaker Series

Luis Jacob and Mark Kingwell – Where is Your Disruption?

The MA Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) at OCAD University invites the public to participate in two sets of conversations between artists, scholars and activists on the current state of art and politics. The first conversation occurs on March 7 and features artist Luis Jacob and philosopher Mark Kingwell.



Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 7:00pm

Room 190, 100 McCaul Street


Where is Your Disruption?

Fragmentation and Entanglement in Contemporaneity

Divisiveness has been a prominent feature in the cultural and political discourse of the past year. Given such fragmentation, what are the possibilities for remedying social cohesiveness? What role can art play in addressing the disruptiveness that permeates contemporaneity? This speaker series explores the manifold ways that disorder and fragmentation pervade contemporary art, design and new media theory, practice and exhibition. Our speakers will discuss some of the emerging ideas of a history not yet written – the history of a contemporary art entangled with political issues, social trends and millennial concerns.

Luis Jacob and Mark Kingwell

Luis Jacob is an artist who destabilizes conventions of viewing and compels a consideration of the socio-political context of art. Since being featured in Documenta 12, he has exhibited at La Biennale de Montréal, Witte de With, Taipei Biennial, Generali Foundation, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He recently curated Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto (2016) at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Mark Kingwell teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He specializes in social and political theory, issues of ethics, justice and citizenship, and the philosophy of art, architecture and design. His recent books include Rites of Way: The Politics and Poetics of Public Space (co-edited with Patrick Tummel (2009), Unruly Voices (2012) and Measure Yourself Against the Earth (2015).


The second set of conversations will feature scholars Eve Tuck (OISE) and Robert Diaz (University of Toronto), and occur on Wednesday, March 22. The event will be free to the public.

This speaker series is organized by students in the MA Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories at OCAD University, with special thanks to the Office of Graduate Studies for its generous support.

Seating for this event is limited.

For more information, contact Jim Drobnick, CADN Program Director, jdrobnick@faculty.ocadu.ca


The MA program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories prepares students to investigate the breadth and complexity of today’s cultural landscape. Through historical contextualization, scholarly rigour, and cross-disciplinary methods, this program trains students to produce pioneering research into newly emerging art and design practices. CADN offers three fields of specialization: contemporary art history, design history, and new media art history. Working with an extensive core of over fifty faculty members, students are encouraged to generate their own insights into the ever-shifting world of contemporary art and culture.



CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Seeking illustration artists for exhibition: “Never Real & Always True”

Never Real & Always True will open on March 9th at 7PM and will run until March 21st, 2017.

Deadline: March 5th, 2017.
CALL FOR ARTISTS – Northern Contemporary is seeking illustration artists for a group exhibition running from March 9th – March 21st. This exhibition has a $20 hanging fee, and asks artists to illustrate how their individual experiences with mental illness have been impacted by social stigma. A percentage of all profits made by the gallery will be donated to the Toronto Distress Centre, an entirely volunteer based organization providing 24-hour telephone support, 365 days a year, to those experiencing emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Email submissions to kee.megan@gmail.com with the subject line “Never Real & Always True” no later than March 5th at 12:00AM. Please note that submissions that do not follow these directions may not be considered.

1. Attach clear photos of all pieces to your submission email;

– You may submit up to 10 available (for sale) works.
– There are no restrictions to size, though works MUST be hang or display ready.
– Please attach images to your submission email in JPEG format (smaller files are preferred, 72 dpi and 1000 pixels on the longest edge is ideal).
– Please DO NOT submit google drive, dropbox links, or .zip files.

2. In the body of your email, please include;

– Artist bio
– Website (and/or CV)
– List of all submitted files including; title, size, medium, and price (with the gallery’s 50% commission)

3. Artists that require shipping

– If your works are accepted, you will receive instructions via email on how to ship them to the gallery. Note that shipping fees must be covered by the artist.

PRESIDENT’S SPEAKER SERIES: renown Canadian artist-photographer Stan Douglas

Stan Douglas

Join Canadian artist-photographer Stan Douglas for a thought-provoking lecture. Internationally acclaimed, Douglas’s engaging work explores social histories played out through a complex, cinematic televisual language.


About Stan Douglas

Stan Douglas was born in 1960 in Vancouver, where he continues to live and work.

His interest in the social implementation of western ideas of progress, particularly utopian philosophies, is located in their often divisive political and economic effects. His interrogation of the structural possibilities of film and video, in concert with intricately developed narratives, has resulted in a number of groundbreaking contemporary art works.

In 2013, a major survey of his recent work, Stan Douglas: Photographs 2008–2013, was presented at Carré d’Art — Musée d’art contemporain in Nîmes, France. It traveled as Stan Douglas: Mise en scène through 2015 to Haus der Kunst, Munich, followed by Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

In 2014, Douglas created Helen Lawrence, a multimedia theatre work that merges theatre, visual art, live-action filming, and computer-generated imagery. Since its inaugural presentation at the Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver in March 2014, Helen Lawrence has been hosted by the Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich; Edinburgh International Festival; Canadian Stage, Toronto; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; and deSingel, Antwerp.

Most recently, Douglas received the 2016 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. He is a recipient of other notable awards, including the third annual Scotiabank Photography Award (2013) and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York (2012).

Over the past decade, Douglas’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at prominent institutions worldwide, including the The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2014); Centre culturel canadien, Paris (2013); Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota (2012); The Power Plant, Toronto (2011); Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (2007); The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005); kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2004); and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2002).

Presented by the President’s Speaker Series.

Artist’s statement used with permission by Reid Shier.
From: Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Contemporary Art Gallery, Stan Douglas: Every Building on 100 West Hastings, 2002

Photo by Michael Courtney


SHOWS: “Blood Ties” Opening Reception Friday, Feb 17 @xpacecc ft. @OCADU graduate students & alumni

Blood Ties with OCAD U graduate students and alumni

February 17 to March 24, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, February 17, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

XPACE Cultural Centre, 303 Lansdowne Ave

Artists: Omar Badrin (IAMD MFA, 2015), Aditi Ohri, Shahir Omar-Qrishnaswamy, Fallon Simard (IAMD MA candidate, 2017), Eve Tagny
Curators: Geneviève Wallen (CCP MFA, 2015) and Eve Tagny

Blood Ties explores the spiritual and material bonds that shape familial histories and intimacies. By presenting narratives of individuals from transnational and translocal families, this exhibition demonstrates the ways in which multi-local identities embody a web of geographical encounters and cultural memories. The selected artworks demonstrate how one’s familial identity is subjected to social and spatial negotiations underlining periods of longing, absence and change. This exhibition examines contemporary family “units” as a threshold allowing conversations about one’s relationship to their immediate landscape, spaces connected to ancestral memories, and cultural exchanges mapping colonial legacies.

More info: http://www.xpace.info/exhibition-event/blood-ties/

More info on the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

More info on the Criticism & Curatorial Practice program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practice.htm


OPPORTUNITY: 2017 Intern Graduate – Design Strategist @HermanMiller


You can have an internship. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work as a Design Strategist Graduate Intern at Herman Miller and do both.
About this Opportunity
Herman Miller’s Summer Internship Program is a paid, 12-week opportunity that provides a 100% real-world experience for students early in their career. Throughout the summer you will apply academic learning to real-world situations and cultivate leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills.
As a Design Strategist Graduate Intern, you’ll join a small, elite team focused on creating new, human-centered experiences of work– delivering value in human and economic terms– to individuals and organizations. Based on your unique perspective, your scope of work will be for a deliverable that aligns with your field of study and is applicable to the focus of the team.

More Info Here: https://hermanmiller.taleo.net/careersection/hm_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=16460

SHOWS: WARNING! Mind the Gap. Curated by MFA candidate Justine Hartlieb Power

Mind the Gap

February 25, 2017

Main Campus, 100 McCaul Street

9am  – 5pm


The office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce WARNING! Mind The Gap, a contemporary visual arts exhibit curated by MFA candidate Justine Hartlieb Power (Criticism and Curatorial Practice). Implemented as a series of site-specific interventions, the exhibition troubles the ease with which OCAD University has branded itself as a monument to imagination and creativity. Featuring new artworks by Jessica Karuhanga, Faith La Rocque and Rouzbeh Akhbari and Sona Safaei, WARNING! Mind The Gap activates transitory or seemingly secondary sites within the main campus located at 100 McCaul (such as hallways, stairwells and entryways), drawing attention to the ways in which institutional hegemony obscures itself spatially and architecturally.


A website will be launched in conjunction with the exhibition, and brochures will be distributed around campus on Monday, February 20 2017.


TALKS: Andrea Fatona’s project; “The State of Blackness: From Production to Presentation”

State of Blackness

Dear All,

Please join us for Andrea Fatona’s discussion of her ongoing interdisciplinary project: “The State of Blackness: From Production to Presentation”. The project interrogates issues of pedagogy and diversity in the context of both tertiary art education and gallery settings. It highlights the dearth of cultural production and in turn, presentation activities by black artists who because of racial difference have historically been at the margins of “traditional” visions of the Canadian nation and its art production.


When: 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Where: Room 190, 100 McCaul Street


Andrea Fatona is an associate professor in the Criticism and Curatorial program. She was the former curator of contemporary art at the Ottawa Art Gallery, and has worked as the programme director at Video In, Vancouver, Co-Director of Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, and Artistic Director of Artspace Gallery, Peterborough. Fatona is concerned with the pedagogical possibilities of art works produced by ‘other’ Canadians in articulating broader perspectives of Canadian identities.


Thank you,

Amy Jung

EVENTS: Trinh T. Minh-ha presenting her film: “Forgetting Vietnam” @TIFF_NET Bell Lightbox

Forgetting Vietnam

Forgetting Vietnam

Thursday, Feb 16, 8:30pm,

TIFF Bell Lightbox 350 King St. W

free, tickets available 2 hours before the screening.

The latest video project from noted filmmaker and theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha (Surname Viet Given Name Nam), Forgetting Vietnam is a lush and fluid portrait of the artist’s homeland at multiple stages in history. Weaving together footage shot on Hi-8 video in 1995 and HD in 2012, Trinh reflects upon the country’s emergence from historical trauma and political seclusion, poetically transposes her theoretical queries upon the imagery collected on her visits, and foregrounds the role of women as both keepers of tradition and authors of resistance. Trinh T. Minh-ha in person.



OPPORTUNITY: @RBC is hiring Design Thinking Coaches

What is the opportunity?

The Design Thinking Coach drives the design, development and delivery of the overall philosophy, strategy, curriculum, tools and processes for wide spread adoption of the Design Thinking principles and methods at RBC. The Design Thinking coach plays a key role in the ongoing development of the Design Thinking T&O COE and is engaged in strategic innovation process and delivery, consulting, education and coaching to solve complex problems for RBC customers and employees.

As a Design Thinking Coach at RBC you are a human-centered innovation thought leader. You would help employees, teams and groups develop the skills and mindset to solve problems through empathy, ideation, rapid prototyping and testing. You would also provide coaching to RBC executive leaders and trainers on how to empower teams to search for innovative solutions and lead for creativity. Your work will impact not just RBC Customers’ experience, but also the Employees lives and experience as they adopt new ways of think and work. We are looking for an empathetic and seasoned individual in applying innovation frameworks that are aligned with Design Thinking principles and process. In this role you would be part of a team of experienced coaches with exceptional mentoring and facilitation skills. You would ignite innovation through co-creation and strategy development best practices. You would be part of a growing Design Thinking and Smart Innovation community at RBC.

More info here:


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