Dying.dialogues 2023
Jan 27 2023
event: talk in-person

‘Dying.dialogues’ is a mini-symposium on design for end of life running in conjunction with DesignTO, with collaborators from the Health Design Studio at OCADU and Taboo Health. ‘Dying.dialogues’ invites participants to share and reflect on design practice as it relates to the process of end of life. The symposium will engage across multiple domains, including — designers, artists, scholars, health care practitioners and the wider public. These dialogues are an opportunity to engage with diverse perspectives and participate in open conversations about death, dying and design.

Themes include:

  • Design practice: communication materials, products, services, spaces for fragility, death, dying, loss, and grief;
  • Community/patient focused practice and research: palliative care, MAID, hospice, grief, supportive and non-pharmacological care;
  • Design research: knowledge creation, knowledge mobilisation, public engagement, public art on fragility, death, dying, loss, grief,
  • Designing for loss and grief more broadly: e.g. climate change, Black Lives Matter, mass acts of violence, COVID-19

We particularly invite works within these themes that address issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Student ticket pricing is available. Please email Luz Giorgi at [email protected] to inquire.


A collaboration between Death, dying and design, Taboo Health, and the Health Design Studio at OCADU


Social Science and Humanities Research Council
Canada Research Chairs Program


Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Maryam Mallakin
For projects with auditory components (e.g. talks, film screenings, tours), will there be sign-language interpretation, captioning, and/or live audio description?
Automatic captioning will be providing using Zoom.
Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
Are designated parking spots for persons with disabilities close to the entrance of the building?
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?
Discussion among symposium participants
Discussion Panel Dying.dialogues 2020