January 15-21, 2018

TO DO Talks Symposium: Design and the pursuit of well-being

Date

Sat , Jan 21, 2017

2:00 pm — 6:00 pm

Type

Events

Disciplines

Art, Experience Design, Furniture Design, Photography, Service Design

Neighbourhood

Central

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Location

OCAD University

100 McCaul Street, Auditorium (Room 190)
Toronto ON
M5T 1W1

Accessible

Admission

$30

RSVP contact: Buy Tickets Here

Description

TO DO’s second annual symposium brings 12 multi-disciplinary experts into one room to discuss design and the pursuit of well-being. The four-hour event features keynote speaker Jamer Hunt, three thematic sessions, and an opportunity for fulsome discussion among those in attendance.

Theme

Imagine a world where homes, neighbourhoods, and things make you feel good about yourself, where your lifestyle and workplace help you reach your full potential, where everything around you is designed to keep you healthy and safe, and enable you to be compassionate and reach a state of flow.

Multidisciplinary experts discuss how well-being is understood and created through design, innovation, and change at the second annual TO DO Talks Symposium on design and the pursuit of well-being.

Registration begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Register here to save your spot!

Program

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Keynote Speaker: Jamer Hunt

Jamer Hunt collaboratively designs open and flexible programs for participation that respond to emergent cultural conditions.

He is currently the Vice-Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School where he was the founding director (2009-2015) of the Parsons graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design. He also serves as a Visiting Design Researcher at the Institute of Design in Umea, Sweden. With Paola Antonelli at the MoMA he was co-creator of the award-winning, curatorial experiment Design and Violence (2013-15), a multi-platform project that generated an online exhibition, public debates, educational projects, and a book. Together, they have also collaborated on MIND08: The Design and Elastic Mind Symposium (2008) and Headspace: On Scent as Design (2010). His practice, Big + Tall Design, combines conceptual, collaborative, and communication design, and he is co-founder with Hilary Jay of DesignPhiladelphia, now the largest city-based design festival in the US.

Maggie Dempster
Session 1: Well-being in the workplace
The future of work and the powerful influence of design – Workplace Consultant – Herman Miller
Maggie DempsterSession 1: Well-being in the workplace
The future of work and the powerful influence of design

Workplace Consultant – Herman Miller

John Roberts
Session 1: Well-being in the workplace
The future of work and the powerful influence of design – Design Strategy Lead – Herman Miller
John RobertsSession 1: Well-being in the workplace
The future of work and the powerful influence of design

Design Strategy Lead – Herman Miller

Farzad Sedghipour
Session 1: Well-being in the workplace
Play to perform: Why is play the future of work – Futurist – Farzad Innovation
Farzad SedghipourSession 1: Well-being in the workplace
Play to perform: Why is play the future of work

Futurist – Farzad Innovation

Erika Bailey
Session 1: Well-being in the workplace
Designing a Culture: Experiments in rapid behavioural prototyping  – Innovation Designer – The Moment
Erika BaileySession 1: Well-being in the workplace
Designing a Culture: Experiments in rapid behavioural prototyping 

Innovation Designer – The Moment

Robbie Bates
Session 2: Well-being and health
Desiging beyond the health service – Design Director – Uscreates    
Robbie BatesSession 2: Well-being and health
Desiging beyond the health service

Design Director – Uscreates

 

 

Dr. Kate Sellan
Session 2: Well-being and health
Role of design in synthesizing different kinds of truth about health and wellbeing – Director, Graduate Program in Design for Health – OCAD University
Dr. Kate SellanSession 2: Well-being and health
Role of design in synthesizing different kinds of truth about health and wellbeing

Director, Graduate Program in Design for Health – OCAD University

Dr. Kamran Khan
Session 2: Well-being and health
Design for health in a connected world – CEO and Founder – BlueDot  
Dr. Kamran KhanSession 2: Well-being and health
Design for health in a connected world

CEO and Founder – BlueDot

 

James Yoon
Session 2: Well-being and health
Designing for health in a connected world – Director of Design – BlueDot
James YoonSession 2: Well-being and health
Designing for health in a connected world

Director of Design – BlueDot

Daniel Rossi
Session 3: Well-being and society
In light of dark matter – Visual Maker – Pantopicon
Daniel RossiSession 3: Well-being and society
In light of dark matter

Visual Maker – Pantopicon

Gilad Cohen
Session 3: Well-being and society
The art of building community: How JAYU builds safe spaces to share human rights stories through the arts. – Founder & Executive Director – JAYU
Gilad CohenSession 3: Well-being and society
The art of building community: How JAYU builds safe spaces to share human rights stories through the arts.

Founder & Executive Director – JAYU

Len Senator
Session 3: Well-being and society
Designing for meaning – Founder/Owner, The Depanneur & Co-founder, Newcomer Kitchen – The Depanneur
Len SenatorSession 3: Well-being and society
Designing for meaning

Founder/Owner, The Depanneur & Co-founder, Newcomer Kitchen – The Depanneur

 

* Click here for full session descriptions (PDF) *

 

Funding generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council. Special thanks to our institutional partner OCAD University, and sponsors KPMB Architects and the Gladstone Hotel.

TO DO Talks Symposium is a signature event organized by the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.

 

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