Dying.dialogues 2020
Jan 24
Jan 25 2020
event: talk in-person

‘Dying.dialogues’ is a mini-symposium on design for end-of-life 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.

‘Dying.dialogues’ includes:

Keynote: Nikki Salkeld and Ashley Rudolph from MOTH: Death and Design, Falmouth, UK, 6 pm, January 24, 2020.

Day of dialogues: talks, panel, poster/video/demo sessions, 8:30 to 5 pm, January 25, 2020.

In 2019, the ‘Dying.’ series attracted over 3000 attendees, 14 speakers, including keynote Ivor Williams (Helix Centre, UK), and 12 exhibiting artists and designers over the course of the DesignTO festival. In its second year, ‘Dying.’ will continue to offer the public the opportunity to creatively engage in conversation about death and dying through the lens of art and design.

During DesignTO there will be several events under the ‘Dying.’ series with an opportunity to visit exhibits across Toronto. ‘Dying.’ is a collaboration between the Health Design Studio at OCAD U and Taboo Health.


Ashley Rudolph and Nikki Salkeld (MOTH: Death and Design)



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