Bodystorming with Dennis Schleicher

A special Design with Dialogue session was held with Dennis Schleicher, who joined us via Skype videoconference and guided a bodystorming master class. Attending were 5 graduate students from OCAD’s MDes Strategic Foresight and Innovation, 5 from Toronto’s CFC Media Lab program, and 5 Toronto designers. Dennis’ workshop provides an introduction and practice of Bodystorming […]

Shifting Particles: The StoreFront Community experiment

By Ghazaleh Etezal, OCADU and Curator, The Storefront My view of life has altered dramatically after an attempt to break the rules and sneak up to stardom. I suppose stardom is my word choice because I wanted to get back at someone, some people, some idea of doubt. Not that I doubted myself, no, doubt […]

Focused Conversation – Ryan Coleman

March Design with Dialogue explores the purposes and styles of conversation in organized planning and design situations. Ryan Coleman presents concepts from the Focused Conversation method, a process formulated and taught by Institute of Cultural Affairs. We explore a group conversation using the method, and explore the extension of FC with visual reflection, in large […]

Hosting the Chaordic Organization

Toke Moller of the The Art of Hosting community recently posted a link to the Art of Hosting in chaordic design process.  A picture of the process, nearly identical to the Kaos Pilot project model, is found on the Chaordic site and linked here.  A full description of the process is provided on The […]

ChangeCampTO: Designing a Civic Engagement Toolkit

Tomorrow night DwD participants will  join the ChangeCamp folks at the Toronto Reference Library for the second ChangeCamp event. The session, expecting a couple hundred people,  focuses on the collaborative design of a set of tools and processes that can be used by all citizens to engage their peers in the run-up to Toronto’s Municipal […]