Futures of Journalism: Truth, Power, and Media

The Future(s) of Journalism dialogic workshop inquired into the problematics of three focal questions: How might we create insightful, enterprising, and investigative local journalism? How might we create a more diverse, relevant, and trustworthy journalism? Who holds the power and how can we distribute it evenly and democratize journalism so it can speak truth to […]

Itch: A Dialogue in Noise

January’s DwD hosted an interactive installation in OCAD’s main lobby, a space for encountering random and performed noise and meaning. Juxtaposed with the greatly-anticipated talks of Nick Cave and Ebony Patterson happening in the auditorium at the same time, our living installation offered a vibrant invitation to visitors in Toronto’s art community that were unable […]

Grounding Practices that Enable Emergence in Dialogue

Design and engagement practitioners have adopted mindfulness approaches to large group participation recently, that help participants move from “heady” intellectual interactions to more embodied states of presence and awareness. Perhaps the most well-known approach is that of Theory U (Presencing), which has been applied in a huge range of process contexts, including in the 2015 […]

Decolonizing Futures through Storytelling

OCAD SFI grad student Pupul Bisht presented the October DwD on exploring storytelling to decolonize foresight methods. Pupul’s research in OCADU’s Strategic Foresight and Innovation program critiques and redefines futures methods by inquiring into cross-cultural and indigenous futures thinking. Pupul explores several questions in the workshop: How might storytelling work as a tool for inclusion […]