We are all going to die - so why not talk about it?
Dying. an event series, explores death through the lens of design and art, running during the DesignTO Festival.
Dying. is in fact about living, living with the human experience of dying; What aren’t we talking about? What matters at end-of-life? Bringing together perspectives from families, caregivers, clinicians, and research to spark public conversation through community creation and interactive experiences. The series invites us to think about our relationship with death and dying as an individual, a member of a family, social network and as a human being in society. Let’s get comfortable with the uncomfortable and start talking about what truly matters.
Dying. presented by Taboo Health and OCAD University’s Design Studio, is taking place at four exhibits across three locations including public talks and hands on activities in Toronto, January 18 - 27 2019.
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filter2 - Footage captured during a trip documents our emotional processes, and our father’s quick decline, as well as some of the banality of death. Nearly ten years later, artist and son, Lucien Durey changes its narrative using song and video editing to reflect on its themes, and considers the subsequent decade of personal growth -- Lucien Durey
filter2 - "Missing You" asks people to allow me to photograph them in a place that has meaning for them. Then I photograph that place without them in it.The process opens up a conversation about our mortality, first to imagine the world without us in it, and then to talk about our own death -- Robin Pacific.
filter2 - The public are invited to add to the work through probing questions to express perceptions of the experience of time at end of life. Posing questions about disorientation/orientation to time horizons, perceptions of time as we move towards death, while building curiosity about decision making at end of life - Kate Sellen
filter2 filter3 - Candy Chang, artist and urban planner, created the first ‘Before I Die’ wall on an abandoned house in New Orleans after the death of someone she loved. There are now over 4,000 ‘Before I Die’ walls in over 75 countries and 36 languages, and with the support of OCAD University, one of these walls is here at the Dying. event series.
filter4 - A two-day mini-symposium on design for end of life, through interdisciplinary discussions across the academy, medicine, the broader public, and the art and design community. Key note by Ivor Williams; Williams leads the end-of-life care projects at the Helix Centre, an innovation design lab inside the Institute for Global Health led by Lord Ara Darzi and St Mary’s Hospital in London.