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Call for Submissions: Black Future Month 3015

Black Future Month; Call for submissions January 31, 2015; 3rd Annual Afrofuturism Exhibition 3015

In celebration of Black History Month, OCAD U will be installing an exhibition called Black Future Month the 3rd Annual AfroFuturism Exhibition 3015.

Sponsored by OCAD University Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives, and curated by Toronto based artist and OCAD graduate Danilo McCallum, also the founder of Black Future Month. This group exhibition envisions the future of Black people.

A call for submissions for works in all mediums—paintings, photography, digital/graphic arts, architecture, poetry, audio or video works – it’s open! Hurry, space is limited and the submission deadline of January 31st is fast approaching.

Black Future Month, call for submissions, January 31, 2015;3rd Annual Afrofuturism Exhibition 3015

The Black Future Month 3015 Exhibition is a platform for artists who identify as black to explore the infinite expressions of Afrofuturism and other expansive themes like black identity and existence in the future

Submission deadline: January 31st, email your submission to:



01 2015

IT Salons — Software Tutoring and Troubleshooting

A reimagined version of last semester’s IT Salons will be launching in the Learning Zone today — Tuesday, January 13 — and running every Tuesday until February 10.

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Instead of running open tutorials on specific software, IT’s Andrew McAllister will be on hand to help students with individual questions or problems. Need a hand with Illustrator? Can’t figure out why your computer is so slow? IT Salons are your chance to get one-on-one attention from an tech professional.

Come by between 1 and 2pm every Tuesday to get help with your computer confusions.

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01 2015

Faculty of Art Majors Info Fair – January 15th

Faculty of Art Info Fair, Learning Zone January 15, 4-6pm

Hey GART students, Faculty of Art – Major Program Request Form due dates is fast approaching, January 29 & February 6—offering many creative programs to pick from. Do you have questions or in need for some advice? Come to the INFO FAIR at the Leaning Zone January 15, 4pm – 6pm, featuring a special presentation by Kelly Dickinson, Manager of Student Advising. Get a jump start to your future at OCAD U.

Info Fair at the Learning Zone January 15th, 4pm-6pm


01 2015

Indigenous Poetics in Canada – Book Launch! Tuesday November 11th, 5-7 pm

Indigenous Poetics in Canada Book Launch; November 11th, 5-7pm; The Learning ZoneJoin us at the Learning Zone Tuesday November 11th, 5 – 7 pm, for the book launch of Indigenous Poetics in Canada presented by The Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD U. With special guests editor Neal McLeod, authors Lillian Allen and Lee Maracle, with introductions by Mark Dickinson.

Neal McLeod, Associate Professor in the Indigenous Studies Department at Trent University was raised Cree on the James Smith Reserve in Saskatchewan. McLeod is also a National Aboriginal Poetry Award recipient for his first book of poetry, Songs to Kill a Wihtikow.

Authors Lillian Allen, Canadian “dub poet” and prolific First Nation writer Lee Maracle are among the twenty-eight contributors to Indigenous Poetics in Canada.

Indigenous Poetics in Canada

Featuring work by academics and poets, the book examines four elements of Indigenous Poetics. First, it explores the poetics of memory: collective memory, the persistence of Indigenous poetic consciousness, and the relationships that enable the Indigenous storytelling process. The book then explores the poetics of performance: Indigenous poetics exist both in written form and in relation to an audience. Third, in an examination of the poetics of place and space, the book considers contemporary Indigenous poetry and classical Indigenous narratives. Finally, in a section on the poetics of medicine, contributors articulate the healing and restorative power of Indigenous poetry and narratives.

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11 2014

OCADU RECYCLES! OCTOBER 22 & 23 at Butterfield Park – rain or shine

OCADU Recycles October 22/23 2014; Green Exchange & Material Trading Post

Join us October 22nd and 23rd for OCADU Recycles, in association with Waste Reduction Week of Canada.  This event will be held in Butterfield Park—rain or shine! OCADU Recycles is a collaboration  of OCADU Library’s Learning Zone, the Indigenous Visual Culture Program, Facilities, Planning & Maintenance and Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI).

Be a part of OCADU’s ongoing sustainability initiatives—trade in your old art and design supplies. Find something new for your next art project or share ideas, knowledge, and discover new materials to feed your imagination. Exchange or recycle outdated technology that can be re-purposed into art, or managed for safe disposal. The range of materials at this year’s OCADU Recycle event have been expanded to include previously used OCAD U furniture.

OCADU RECYCLES October 22/23 2014; 10 to 3:30 pm in Butterfield Park

Excited to get involved? Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to donate, recycle, upcycle and repurpose any leftover or underused art materials and electronics.

Donations can be brought directly to Butterfield Park during the event or to the Learning Zone prior to the event dates. Examples of acceptable items are: computers, hard drives, cell phones, printer cartridges, household batteries, paint brushes, magazines, fabrics.

Please remember to erase all data from electronics before dropping off these items. We cannot accept kitchen electronics or electronics that came in contact with water or encased in wood. 

To learn more about acceptable and non-acceptable items to donate or recycle at this event, please read Greentec Think Recycle. Non-acceptable items will be turned over for responsible recycling by professionals GreenTec, Think Recycle, RPR Environmental and Green For Life.

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate even without bringing or offering items for the event: it’s a great opportunity to learn about other OCAD U sustainability initiatives, and resources related to disposal and reduction practices.

Check out the image link below to find artwork using recycled materials and discarded electronics:

Mandela by Jane Perkins


Michel de Broin

Michel de Broin




10 2014

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