The lead researchers on the conference are Wendy Cukier, Janine Marchessault (York University), Laurie Petrou and Lorella Di Cintio, with Madeleine Co. as the co-organizers.
Background on Conference:
Creative Catalyst brings together Canadian artists, designers, researchers, industry, and community members in discussion on how arts and culture catalyzes social innovation. In the face of “wicked” social problems, radical innovation is required to change perspective and shift culture. Artists and creatives are at the forefront of communicating social change, using artistic expression and creative practice to open up a space for critical reflection, dialogue, and idea generation.
The symposium is supported through SSHRC, OCE and Ryerson University.
The event begins with an opening reception which is free and open to the public on June 11th. The reception features Edward Burtynsky as our keynote, and access to an interactive art installation co-created by Madeleine Co. and Bodhi Collective, a Ryerson-based student design agency.
The research symposium takes place all day from 9AM – 6PM on June 12th with a keynote by Judith Marcuse, an Ashoka International Fellow, and speaker panelsfeaturing Canadian artists, researchers and industry/community members.
The target audience of the conference are researchers, artists and industry, but we would love to have students passionate about the topic in attendance. There are 120 spots available for the symposium, and 200 available for the reception.
We currently have our early bird tickets open until March 30th (Early Bird Student/Artist: $25.00; Early Bird Regular: $75.00), after which tickets will be $40 for Student/Artist, and $100 Regular.
The students are smoothing out the details of their CNC-ed MDF panels. Facts and quotes will cover the boards in varying sizes. Lighting will bring the words to life and provoke the audience to consider what it takes to make social change.
The panels will require extra sanding and meticulous effort in transporting it from one place to another due to the large amount of MDF, but the students managed to come up with a system that left the MDF panels flawless.
The students have a thorough discussion with the CNC lab technician, Steven. They managed to work out all the kinks in their CAD file for the CNC machine. He has volunteered 10 hrs of his Saturday to help them get all these MDF panels CNC-ed for the Interior Design Show.
Cheers to the New Year! To kick off 2014 we look at how the students of Studio North are bringing awareness to food security through a very elegant and Victorian inspired place setting. When did you last meal look like this?
Utensils for dessert.
Knife and spoon details.
The students place the laser cut out table setting into the interior frame.
Studio North experiment with colours for the interior design of the booth.
In order to contrast the wooden exterior, bold choices of colour are intended to shock and excite the viewer through its vibrancy and saturation. Red, orange, and yellow are colours often associated with hunger and appetite.
The exhibition will consist of two views: One, speaks to The Stop and their mandate around local food security and pro bono work. The exterior will lack colour to emphasizes the reality of the issue, and how “it’s not pretty”.
The other view is filled with utensils, in highly saturated display boxes. This highlights how design is about aesthetics as well as serving a purpose – to promote awareness of social issues.
Drawings/renderings by Emma.
In the workshop, Emma and Maral use the bandsaw to cut up wooden panels for a test box of the interior. Varying wood stains are used to test interior colour options and how it will contrast with the raw and unfinished wooden exterior.
Studio North creates mock-up models of the exterior panels in paper. The CAD drawings are printed at full-scale – to test whether or not the size of the cutouts will work physically and how it will be visually experienced by visitors.
For more on the process see Studio North’s blog here
The students head to Boothworks. They see first hand how the modular booth structure will be assembled and how it will act as the structural support for the entire installation.
S I T E V I S I T
The students got a sneak peak at the exhibition floor this past week. IDS held an orientation meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre where they got the chance to ask the organizing committee questions regarding the move-in-date, what is permitted on site and the construction of the booth.
Their booth will be exhibiting along side 7 other schools across Canada.
They are extremely excited about the fact that our booth will likely be seen by most of the consumers as we will be located in the same location as the coat-check.
See more on the Creative Class blog here
The 2014 Creative Class space will revolve around themes of Climate Change and Pro-Bono work. Forms and messaging will guide the exhibition to reflect a thought-provoking and interactive piece.
12 Students from Ryerson School of Interior Design will be exhibiting their work and ideas at the 2014 Interior Design Show (January 23-26 2014)
Come see our 2 booths located in Studio North and Creative Class sections.
(Metro Convention Centre North Building)
Creative Class Location: Room 205/206
Studio North Booth: SN22
The One Stop Shop by Nisha Sewell is a planter that reflects the core values that The Stop Community Food Center believes in – providing people with fresh food in a sustainable way. This piece allows you to grow food in your home. Herbs are an integral part of the cooking process and having these fresh organic crops available changes the experience of cooking and how one relates to their senses and experiences.
Ryerson Student Design Team to take part in The Stop’s inaugural ‘Night Market’, RU Media release, June 19, 2012