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.
We are now accepting proposals from design teams that would like to create unique food carts for our 2015 Night Market event! Please download the complete Design Manual at the link. Submissions are due no later than Sunday, March 15th at midnight. Please send any questions to our Design Committee at email@example.com.
Come see us at The Stop Night Market event on June 18th and June 19th and purchase lovely handcrafted one-of-a-kind work for only $60.00. All proceeds go to The Stop’s Anti-Hunger programs.
10 School of Interior Design students were selected to showcase and sell their utensils at The 2nd Annual The Stop Community Food Centre Night Market.
Congratulations to the following 1st year Interior Design Students:
Mary Ann Adas, Angela Cho, Agnes Chow, Kwok, Vivian, Janet Lam, Nisha Sewell, Rosa Youn, Janine Yeung, Catherine Tourigny, and Jing Yang.
This project grew out of Professor Di Cintio’s research project entitled Design Change = Exchange Initiative.
Over 100 first-year students designed a kitchen object for The Stop’s Night Market fund-raising event– which will take place in June 18 and 19, 2013.
Students had to complete two adjudication runs: their section faculty leader completed the 1st run of internal judging, and an external invited committee completed the 2nd session. This year’s external committee included:
Parimal Gosai, Public Displays of Affection, former Design Director
Danielle Goldfinger, The Stop Community Food Centre, Event Coordinator
Professor Lois Weinthal, Chair of Ryerson School of Interior Design
“They’re all really beautiful.”
“This piece is excellent for so many reasons. It is so sweet, it makes me want to use it.”
“This is a lovingly elegant piece that is also finished really well.”
“This is a great sculptural and functional piece that is finished really well.”
Also, come and see our Ryerson designed food carts!