We are very proud and excited that OCAD U will be hosting a project called The Swing Lounge at the Pride Street Fair in the Church-Wellesley Village June 26th, 27th and 28th.

Conceived and built by OCAD U students and recent alumni The Swing Lounge is unlike conventional booths in the Pride Street Fair. The Swing Lounge invites participants into a 10’x10’ installation space to engage with stories and experiences representing the diverse voices of members of LGBTQQI2SA communities at OCAD U. The installation is being constructed by Alumni & Students Nelly Goodarzi, Sayyad Glassford and Rouzbeh Akhbari.

We would warmly welcome your involvement in this:

  1. Volunteer at the Booth over Pride weekend

Join our team to welcome Pride Street Fair guests into our space and share your experiences about Pride and OCAD U. Drop by for an hour or swing with us for a whole day! We’ll provide you with an OCAD U t-shirt, keep you hydrated and make sure you have a lot of fun. Email if you would like to join our team of OCAD U Pride 2015 volunteers.

  1. Share a written piece or audio clip and have your story shared at Pride 2015.

We have tried to make it as easy as possible – and simply ask individuals to send an email with a copy of what they hope to share.  If you are not able to record the clip yourself, just send it written out and we will contact you shortly to arrange a time to record, or to narrate it for you. You can also directly email us and we will work something out to make sure you can be included.  Official Call for Submissions with description:

This project is sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives, OnSite Gallery & Admissions and Recruitment and made possible by donations from Project 31. If you have any questions or would like to request an accessibility accommodation to participate in this event please email