About The Student_Zone
Integrated within the site and program schedule, URBANI_T will feature the Student_Zone, co-produced with partner universities OCAD University’s Faculty of Design and Ryerson University’s School of Fashion in the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD), as well as support from The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute (SRFI).
Along with the events below, Fashion Circuits will turn the entire Nathan Phillips Square as a runway to showcase the designs of Ryerson School of Fashion, The Susan Rogers Institution of Fashion, and OCAD University students and recent graduates!
CELEBRATING SNEAKER ART
1PM to 3PM: You’ll get to put designs on paper sneakers! A Sneaker Challenge will take place with students from OCAD University.
2PM to 3PM: Streetwear/Skater Wear Fashion Presentation with Leanne Samaroo, an artist studying Fashion Design at Ryerson University.
ILLUSTRATING THE CITY
1PM to 3PM: Led by Indigenous illustrators Kaiatanoron Dumoulin and Laura Amant, this illustration workshop will let you channel your creativity to create new visions of the city.
5PM to 6PM: Dori Tunstall conducts an interview with illustrator, Gary Taxali
1PM to 3PM: Led by Ryerson's School of Fashion and Sarah Jay in partnership with Value Village, this workshop is centered around sustainable fashion and reuse.
A free skatepark will be available for you on site, come and try do show your tricks! Free demos and competitions will take place during the festival, stay tuned for the dates and details!
12PM to 1PM : Moderated by Dori Tunstall - Dean of Design at OCAD University, with Janine Kwok - a freelance illustrator based in Toronto and Natalie Mark, a designer and storyteller from the prairies.
4PM to 5PM: Dori Tunstall continues the discussion on Skater Culture.
12PM to 1PM: Dori Tunstall will speak with Indigenous illustrators Kaiatanoron Dumoulin and Laura Amant on Indigenous ways of visualizing the T'karonto.
5:30PM to 6:30PM: World-famous illustrator Gary Taxali will discuss with Dori Tunstall on how he envisions the city.
12PM to 1PM: Ryerson will moderate a discussion on upcycling and recycling clothes with Value Village.
The Chill_Zone provides all you need in order to chill as you watch all the activities in the OCADU & Ryerson Student Zone of Urbani_T!