Symposium

AS PART OF ITS 2017 CONFERENCE, UNCERTAIN FUTURES, THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES PRESENTED FUTURE MAKING AT OCAD UNIVERSITY ON OCTOBER 28, 2017.

FUTURE MAKING was a multi and interdisciplinary symposium of art and design featuring creators working in speculative design, architecture, music, media art, craft, film, and comix in four sessions.

Four sessions presented compelling accounts of current artistic and design praxis that engage with, represent, or interrogate current cultural understandings, beliefs, fears about – or fantasies of – the future; whose work speculates on what the future will be; and who propose through their work to contribute toward shaping of the future.

THE TENSES OF THE VIRTUAL: MATERIALITY, REPRESENTATION, AND TECHNICAL MEDIA (9:00 – 10: 30 am)

CHANCE AND THE MACHINE: SUBJECTIVITIES IN THE FUTURE (10:45 – 12:15)

TRADING THE FUTURE: SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR b.h. YAEL (1:30 – 3:00)

TRANSFORMATIVE FUTURE MAKING: OBJECTS, PLACES, SCENES AND SPACE (3:15 PM – 5:00PM)

This event was free and open to the public.

OCAD University acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand.

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