Meet a 2021/2022 Student Group Leader:
“My name is Nour Abdulhussain (she/her). My program is Environmental Design (with the Interior Design specification) and I’m in my final thesis year (fifth-year).
I am one of the leaders of OCAD Reuse, a student group dedicated to reducing waste on campus and within students’ work by integrating circular design processes. We are advocating to increase awareness of the importance of reuse in art and design as well as supporting the sustainable work that our fellow students create.
I am a designer and artist who enjoys dabbling in a variety of media. Personally, my design work—and by extension my thesis—is about urban landscape design and atmospheric architecture, creating spaces in the future with the exasperated issues of today and attempting to find resilience through design. Furthermore, the physical models and other tangible designs I create open the door to important discussions, such as gender, racial and socioeconomic inequality, sustainability, and the evolution of technology.
Learning, designing, and working within the framework of the future while being restricted due to COVID-19 during the present has created its own set of challenges such as the loss of studio space and resources, but it has also opened opportunities to innovate with the simplest of materials and to find new ways to achieve the goals of a project.”