The Materials Trading Post Event: Wednesday November 18, 1- 4 pm!

The Indigenous Visual Culture Program and the Library’s Learning Zone collaborates once more to bring you The Materials Trading Post!

The Materials Trading Post Is Back. Wednesday November 18, 1- 4 pm. INVC and Learning Zone joint event. Donations

It’s a swap and trade event in which you can share your knowledge, ideas and materials. This event invites us to embrace the idea of sharing over waste.

Donate or exchange any unused or lightly used art and design materials from paints, pastels to protractors and inks. We will be accepting a broad range of art supplies.

Sorry, we will not accept books, clothing or any other unrelated items.

Unable to attend the day of the event but you want to contribute? Donations can be brought to:

The Indigenous Visual Culture Office, Room 410, 4th floor at 113 McCaul Street or The Learning Zone, Room 110, 1st floor, 113 McCaul during regular hours.

Join us in the Learning Zone Wednesday November 18 between 1 – 4 pm for refreshments, to share ideas, inspiration and the exchange of materials.

All are welcome!



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Collaborative Map Project Exhibition

Collaborative Map Project GDES-1013-006. Collaborative experiment part of course Solid and Void: Drawing Form and Space

Students from Olia Mishchenko’s Environmental Design course called Solid and Void: Drawing Form and Space, collectively created a large scaled map of an imaginary city.

Visit the Learning Zone and take in this collaborative experiment — it’s views offers an explorative perspective in their rendering of this imaginary city.

Collaborative Map Project GDES-1013-006. Olia Mishchenko's Solid & Void Drawing Form and Space

Participants: Maria Vasquez, Jennifer Tian, Kimeeko Tamargo, Anna Skolzylas, Lily Ni, Jan Raddle, Jason Oh, Lan Piao, Maz Mei, Olia Mishchenko, Nathan Ma, Alexandria Lynch, Lean-Hwa Krystal Lum, Yaya Kim, Casey Ho, Zahrasadat Hashemi, Alyssa Haggstrom, Jyan Escuban, Derek Cariglia, Haochen Cai, Calvin Cabral, Liezl Arevalo, Ahmed Alzahabi, Parisa Afsarimamaghani and Maryam Abbasi

On until November 8



11 2015

FEMINIST FOMO NOMO Art Exhibition: Submissions Deadline: Ongoing

Feminist FOMO NOMO Show What Feminism Means to You. Call for Submissions Nov 3. Exhibition dates: Nov 10 - Dec 6 2015 in the Learning Zone. All artists welcome to contribute.

Feminist FOMO NOMO: Show What Feminism Means To You Art Exhibition is coming to OCADU Library Services: The Learning Zone November 10 — December 6.

Feminist FOMO NOMO embraces the term FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) by connecting artists coming from different histories, mediums and perspectives. Seeking to alleviate fear and create a safe space for participation and acceptance, allowing all to contribute.

What does feminism mean to you? Feminist FOMO NOMO is an all inclusive project that welcomes any creative work, expression or material.

Show What Feminism Means to You; Feminist Art Exihibition in Learning Zone November 10 - December 6 2015

Open call to artists to participate in this art exhibition promoting equality and inclusivity. Accepting any media or discipline — paintings, photography, performance art, video, graphic design.  Groups are invited to participate with open discussions or creative collaborations — it’s open.

Good news, a call for submissions for October 27 has now been extended to November 3!

Get Involved.  Contact; All inclusive

Artists and Groups are invited to submit artwork, host discussions, presentations or events, on what feminism means to you. To submit or for more information contact:

Artists: please include name or school, copyright or redistribution rights and a short bio.

Groups: please include an outline of your discussion, presentation or event along with the proposed event date.

This exhibit is supported by a team of OCAD University students and alumni including Pam Patterson, Julia Pereira, Nazanin Khani, Trudy Erin Elmore, Magnus Frolov, Marta Chudolinska and Leena Raudvee.

Sponsored by OCAD U Library Services: The Learning Zone, WIA Projects, CWSE/OISE University of Toronto and FAC (Feminist Art Conference).





10 2015

First Generation presents Movie Night! Thursday October 15th at 7:30 pm

Movie Night in the Learning Zone. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World;October 15th, 7:30 pm

Thanks to everyone who came out to First Generation’s Reading Week movie night! What a better way to spend a rainy night — fun cult classic film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, delicious snacks, and great company.

Audience from Movie Night presented by First Generation in the Learning Zone


10 2015

Self-Serve at the ReUse Depot

Self-Serve ReUse Depot located in Learning Zone

The Learning Zone introduced another way to access the ReUse Depot—Self-Serve!

On September 30th an extension of the ReUse service was launched, keeping Re-using, Re-claiming, Re-purposing and Re-cycling art & design materials in it’s name, but now allowing you to help yourself.

The Self-serve ReUse Depot offers an ever-changing assortment of art materials—watercolours, pastels, inks, textiles, based on availability. We also maintain a large collection of papers, matt boards and spray paints in our office, please ask staff for assistance.

Self-Serve ReUse Depot in Library Services: Learning Zone

The ReUse Depot is supported by generous donations from members of the OCAD University community, like you. So, whenever you have left-over art and design supplies, give it another chance of life—donate it to the Learning Zone’s ReUse Depot.

Donate to the ReUse Depot and share in a sustainable future!


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