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Councillor of Ward 20 Trinity—Spadina in Toronto, Canada Councillor Adam Vaughan, made a stop by the Toronto Bound: A Living Atlas gallery at 401 Richmond St.
Over the last four months, twenty-two students from OCAD University embarked on an exploration to deconstruct traditional notions of mapping. The result was a Living Atlas: dynamic, ephemeral views of Toronto.
This show illuminates our lesser-known city. Each piece is an exploration; an invitation to join in and play while breaking down traditional navigation and mapmaking.
Featuring the work of 3rd and 4th year Think Tank students in Illustration, Industrial Design, Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Material Art & Design and Advertising. The students include the following:
- Amanda Bartucci
- Heather Boulton-Lyons
- Alvydas A Brazukas
- Jessica Carter
- Dario Correa
- Karen Cuevas
- John Dermody
- Amy Doerner
- Daniel Francavilla
- Julia Hart
- Che Hernandez
- Melody Klassen
- Keli Liu
- Robert Looije
- Natasha MacRi
- Alexander McKellar
- Vlad Rudakov
- Julian Saadeh
- Ngadi Smart
- Gabe Stein
Visit the gallery at 401 Richmond from May 4 – June 4, 2011!
The class is excited to announce that Toronto Bound: A Living Atlas will be on display in 401 Richmond, a historic warehouse in downtown Toronto that s home to over 140 cultural producers and micro-enterprises.
The show will launch on the evening of Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM.
401 Richmond Street West
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It is completely free – come out and explore Toronto from a new perspective!
Walking, shopping and exploring Toronto can be an exhausting adventure. “Take a Seat Toronto” encourages travellers to sit, relax and enjoy our beautiful city by finding a bench and sitting down. This map showcases interesting, comfortable and hidden bench locations around Toronto to be found at malls, parks, streets and restaurants. Do you have a favourite place you like to sit?
Name: Julian Saadeh
Map Title: Take a Seat Toronto
This map is intends to record and display a personal Toronto as we have seen and lived in it. To do so, Scribble TO also intends to leverage you, the show-attendee, as well as my peers, to leave your marks on it. Draw from where you came today or where you go daily. Mark favourite places, memories, potholes, where you grew up, etcetera; it’s left up to you. Colour in Toronto with your own experiences.
Name: Alex Mckellar
Map Title: Scribble TO
When It Was celebrates the architecture of the city as it was in the past. This lens is an exploration of images found online which depict the rich history of Toronto and some places which now exist with partial changes, or have diminished. These images are valuable and hold significance because they capture a moment in time and a place in time.
Map Title: When It Was
Name: Karen Cuevas
This map explores loose aesthetic associations to the word “honesty” in the urban environment. A student public was asked to identify areas in Toronto they associate with honesty. A series of keywords emerged that samples free associations to “honest” + “Toronto”. They were further used as keywords in web image searches. A collection of 139 found images were cropped to build an image database. These images were then collaged to make this map.
Map Title: Make “Honest” “Toronto”
Name: Keli Liu