The Stop Community Food Centre Studios

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The dictionary definition of “community” includes meanings that range from local to global levels, and this is also the range of my approach to community in teaching. On a local level, in 2009 I established an ongoing external partnership in which students design a kitchen utensil for the annual fund-raising event of Toronto’s The Stop Community Food Centre. The proceeds go to The Stop’s innovative anti-hunger programs. In pedagogical terms, this studio works under the umbrella of the model of “service learning.”

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I am particularly proud of the scope of this studio’s learning experience as it serves the entire first-year interior design population, which means that from the ”get go” students learn that design can be both aesthetically driven and serve a diverse social-economic community.

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What’s on the Table
Fundraising event for The Stop.

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Contextual Research
Students are encourage to complete the “Do the Math Campaign”

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Interviews

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