EVENTS: David Suzuki (OCT 6) and Tobia Scarpa (OCT 30)

  • Our Food Systems—Are You Hungry for Change?

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI) in collaboration with Faculty, Learning Zone, Student Union and grOCAD is proud to be participating in David Suzuki Foundation’s Blue Dot Tour (bluedot.ca) hosted by the National Film Board (NFB) and Humber College focusing on our food systems. The Blue Dot tour is a cross country tour movement to recognize every Canadian’s right to live in a healthy environment, which includes the access to clean water, fresh air and healthy food.

Event Details
Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
Time: 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Location: OCAD U Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, accessible venue

FREE FOOD will be provided by Student Union’s Hot Lunch initiative with a suggested food donation to OCAD SU Starving Artist Pantry.

Presentation

11:00 am: Opening remarks by Roberto Chiotti (Sustainability Officer, Faculty of Design) and Minesh Mandoda (Coordinator, Sustainability Initiatives)
11.15 am: Film Screening of Tanya Davis’ film ‘Island Green’. Documentary on agricultural industry and organic farming.
12.00 pm: Panel discussion (live stream) featuring David Suzuki, 100-Mile Diet co-author J.B. MacKinnon and food justice expert Utcha Sawyers

This is a public event – Everyone is welcome

FACEBOOK event https://www.facebook.com/events/1387132524910219/

MINESH MANDODA
COORDINATOR, SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
OFFICE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

T 416-977-6000 x4862
F 416-977-6006
E mmandoda@ocadu.ca

 

  • TOBIA SCARPA

Public Lecture: A Life in Architecture and Design

In collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Office of Graduate Studies, with support from the Office of the President, OCAD University, presents Tobia Scarpa: A Life in Architecture and Design. On the occasion of his first visit to Toronto, the celebrated Italian architect and designer will offer an overview of his long distinguished career.

EVENT INFORMATION:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
OCAD University Auditorium
Room 190, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Free Admission
PLEASE RSVP
at www.ocadu.ca/scarparsvp

In a career spanning five decades, Tobia Scarpa has designed buildings, glassware, and furniture. Educated at the School of Architecture at the University of Venice, Scarpa’s work has been characterized by a sensitivity to form and history, materiality, and what operates as a rigorous and intellectually progressive quest for enduring solutions to design problems. Among his many achievements are his Occhi vases for the Italian glassmaker Venini, introduced in 1956, his 1969 “Soriano Chair” (designed in the year he graduated from architecture school and for which he won a Compasso D’oro), and his landmark 1993 design for the headquarters of the Benetton Group in Castrette di Villorba near Treviso, Italy. Since 2002 Mr. Scarpa has served as a faculty member at the Art and Design Faculty of the Istituto Universitario di Architettura (IUAV) in Venice. The recipient of numerous prizes and accolades — including a 2008 award for lifetime achievement from the Compasso D’oro Foundation — Mr. Scarpa’s practice demonstrates the transformative power of critical creativity across time and place. Most recently — in 2013 — he completed a poetic, powerful and widely acclaimed renovation of Andrea Palladio’s Galleria dell’ Academia in Venice.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
www.ocadu.ca
416.977.6000 Ext. 423