Summarizing the creativity and forwardthinking that composes the 8th issue of Ryerson Art + Design.Read More
People live in a compartmentalized world occupying neighborhoods, cities and farmland. We are connected by roads, downtowns and highways. We often forget that the world is not composed of cities and people, but rather a body of land and water that holds us and welcomes us to flourish in the elements it provides.
The name of this editorial comes from a very widely known theory in environmental studies. It explains what happens to shared resources when we think individualistically, or when we don’t think at all. It’s the idea that everyone takes for themselves without considering the greater group that shares a resource. This idea sits behind all the environmental issues we face, and for change to occur it must be brought to the front and centre of the heuristics of how we live our life by making conscious choices.
This editorial is a manifestation of the blurred navigation in trying to find a grounding connection to our environment. In an industrialized world this navigation seems to be covered in a layer of plastic. The production of this editorial brought our editorial team together to think about these elements from styling to set design and capturing the photos. Removing the opaque veil that interrupts our connection to the land we occupy begins with collective mindfulness and taking a step back to reflect and question the sustainability of our actions.
Creative Director: Iain Ailles
Photographer: Haley Wilsdon
Stylist: Maxine McCarthy
Videographer: Connor Garel
Social Media: Kaylah Wilson
Make-up: Lacey Day
Model: Bronwyn McGuinness
January 20th carried with it one of the balmiest days of the new year as well as the incredible student-run Ryerson fashion event, INTRO, held at the Sears Atrium on campus that Saturday night.Read More
Josef Adamu is leading the way with his visual story telling platform Sunday School. Taking stories of all kinds, Josef brings together a team and places these naratives in a colourfully composed environment giving each a powerful strength and pleasing clarity.Read More
Haley Wilsdon documents three weeks of 5am swims in Lake Ontario during the fall of 2017.
Working to examine and experience the difficulties and discomforts of creating a routine
out of an activity never previously undertaken.
Thank You Kindly, a production and design company in Toronto constructed interactive installations inspired by the visions of notable female photographers from Toronto. We talk about their journey in creation of these installations and the importance of tangible interaction.Read More
Parallels was supposed to be a student-run fashion presentation that, for a night, transformed a slice of Toronto into a celebration of queer hyper-visibility. But what happened was far more than that.Read More
“It was truly amazing to see designers all over the world with different backgrounds come together to present topics within our society that they were passionate about. Whether they had an artistic, architectural or engineering background, everyone had something to react about and wanted to change something about it...”Read More