The Emily Carr community congratulates current fourth year student, Jared Rhind, and current third year student, David Westwood, as the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Senior and Junior Merit Award winners this year. These students were selected by an independent jury of professional designers in Seattle, Washington. Jury members were highly complimentary about the quality of work shown by Emily Carr students overall.
Join Emily Carr and FPInnovations as they present Habitat 160, integrated living units ̶ 160 square feet by 12 feet high.
Building on the success of the Homes For Less design project completed in 2008, Associate Professor Christian Blyt has this time challenged students in 3D Core Design Studio V to create these unique living units comprised of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT).
Gabriella Solti, current fourth year student, has won third prize in the Alcuin Society’s 28th Annual Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada in the Limited Edition Category with her book, The Sensory Delights of Text.
Communication Design student Shay Namazi in collaboration with Industrial Design student Desmond Wong, (with support from ID student Monica Gautier and the supervision of faculty Louise St. Pierre) have been working via daily communication with Haiti to design and develop a set of visual instructions for water purification. The design took more than ten iterative steps, as the drafts were reviewed and tested by field workers in Haiti, who then requested modifications so that the graphics suited the local context.
Emily Carr collaborated with the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) and The Wood Co-op Gallery on an Olympic project for Far Coast Coffee®. Teams of students were asked to design and produce outdoor furniture (chairs and tables) manufactured from pine beetle wood to be used during the 2010 Winter Games.
TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, started its first Artist in Residence pilot program in the fall of 2009. Following the example of other scientific institutions, TRIUMF hopes to involve the laboratory as an inspirational and stimulating setting for student artists to connect to the fields of art and science through exploration, exchange of ideas and production of art work.
Faced with the challenge of creating the local marketing campaign for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler, Visa wanted to embrace both the excitement of the games and the unique identity of the host region.
Numerous volunteer opportunities are available for Spirit of Place Projects, a community project proudly co-hosted by Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The exhibition takes place at Zodiac Square and the Chinese Cultural Centre Gallery located at 50 Pender Street, Vancouver Chinatown from February 11 to February 28, 2010. Over the past three years, Spirit of Place Projects has engaged and provided education and insight for students interested in art education, national and international community involvement and the development of culture exchanges.
The Rennie Collection at the Wing Sang is proud to announce its inaugural exhibition, Mona Hatoum: Collected Works.
The Rennie Collection at the Wing Sang is a brand new gallery in Chinatown which opened in October 2009. The Wing Sang is one of the oldest buildings in Chinatown, and has been renovated to include a large exhibition space, which will exhibit work from the Rennie Collection, a renowned collection of international contemporary art. Interns from Emily Carr are working closely with the Collection as part of the new Wing Sang Internship Program.
Part-time, second year student, Elizabeth Boylan and her company VectorBloom Technologies, have ventured into the new frontier of programming and game development for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Elizabeth recently jumped onto this rapidly emerging business model of designing and developing 'Apps' for the iPhone and iPod Touch to be sold on the iTunes Store.